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BERNARD FANNING TURNS THE TABLES ON 4 MUSIC SCRIBES

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2009

THE FANNING INQUISITION September 2009. By Bernard Fanning Failed groupies or independent arbiters of musical justice? That is the question. Today’s music journalists are an increasingly marginalized lot. Plummeting print media sales, old fashioned formats and the generational move away from regular television and radio to the internet.  Where does…

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SOMETHING FOR KATE’S PAUL DEMPSEY & POWDERFINGER’S DARREN MIDDLETON discuss their new discs

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - December 1, 2009

Powderfinger, our guest editors have just released their new album ‘Golden Rule’ and are about to take it to the people at Homebake and Big Day Out. Their mate paul Dempsey has been busy touring his solo album ‘Everything is true’. Powderfingers guitarist Darren Middleton called up paul for a…

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PINK BAND AT SOUNDCHECK EXCLUSIVE!

Posted in Artists, Special Features    //    Post Date - September 10, 2009

PINK BAND AT SOUNDCHECK EXCLUSIVE! by  Greg Phillips. Photos by Marty Williams. 2009 It’s no surprise that many Australians fell instantly in love with Pink’s sense of fun and vibrant brand of pop, snapping up albums such as ‘I’m Not Dead’ and ‘Funhouse’ in huge numbers. However the extent of…

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JET – Shaka Rock!

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 10, 2009

JET – SHAKA ROCK! September 10, 2009 | Author – Reza Nasseri You guys stated that the band had more creative control in the studio when making Shaka Rock, and weren’t as influenced by a producer or the record label. How was making this record different from your previous albums?…

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PAUL DEMPSEY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 10, 2009

PAUL DEMPSEY September 10, 2009 | Author: Greg Phillips Still only in his early 30s, Dempsey has matured considerably since his 1998 debut solo set An Empty Flight on which he invited a select bunch of guests to write and sing their own lyrics to his musical scores. Here, he…

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THE TEMPER TRAP

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 1, 2009

THE TEMPER TRAP July 1, 2009 | Author: Peter Hodgson So you’re about to move to the UK. What’s the plan once you get there? Dougy Mandagi: Well we were gonna settle down, have a snooze, get over our jetlag, but we might be doing that on a bench in…

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THE ARMADA’S Maiden Voyage

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 1, 2009

THE ARMADA’S Maiden Voyage July 1, 2009 | Author: Greg Phillips. Pics by Marty Williams “Daddy was a little pent up for a while,” drawls Jeff Martin. The one time lead singer and main songwriter of revered Canadian three piece band The Tea Party  is referring to his need to revisit…

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LITTLE BIRDY Spread Some Confetti

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - July 1, 2009

LITTLE BIRDY – Spread Some Confetti July 1, 2009 | Author: Peter Hodgson. Pics by Marty Williams Recorded the old fashioned way – with a group of talented musicians in a room playing carefully crafted songs – Confetti is a breath of fresh air in a musical climate which is…

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WEEKEND WARRIORS: A FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT

Posted in Special Features, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - June 19, 2009

After more than two decades in music media it was finally time for Australian Musician Editor Greg Phillips to view life from the other side of the stage. In the winter of 2009, he signed up for a Weekend Warriors program and lived to tell his tale. Photos by Ros…

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HOWLING BELLS -RADIO WARS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 19, 2009

HOWLING BELLS – RADIO WARS June 19, 2009 | Author – Greg Phillips There was a time in the early eighties where it seemed every Australian alternative band worth their salt needed their fix of London life. Bands such as The Birthday Party, The Go Betweens, The Triffids, and The…

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