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RACHEL COLLIS – SWITCHES ON THE NIGHTLIGHT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 29, 2014

  Sydney based singer, songwriter Rachel Collis, who released her new album Nightlight in September, chats with Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips about the creation of it. “For me the song is always about the lyric and what it’s saying,” says singer songwriter Rachel Collis of the most important aspect of…

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KIM SALMON: A CAREER

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 19, 2014

Michael Witheford looks back on the 35 five year career of Australian independent guitarist, singer, songwriter Kim Salmon The perpetually restless Kim Salmon has been, along with Nick Cave and Dave Graney perhaps, the most ever-present (35 years) and eclectically productive Australian artist you could name. And he’s still working…

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THE MANY SHADES OF LANIE LANE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 19, 2014

Lanie Lane’s second album, Night Shade will surprise many. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with Lanie to find out how it all came together. On a brisk but sunny Melbourne morning in the courtyard of an Albert Park cafe, the amiable Lanie Lane sits in anticipation of her second…

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AUGIE MARCH – SLICE OF HAVEN

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 12, 2014

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips catches up with Augie March guitarist Adam Donovan to chat about Havens Dumb, their first album in six years Havens Dumb is Augie March’s first album in six years. It’s a place where an eclectic array of instruments, absorbing vocal arrangements and assorted sound quirks weave…

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REMI SHINES AT INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 9, 2014

The local music industry gathered last night at the Meat Market in North Melbourne for the 2014 CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS. Brisbane’s Violent Soho and Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett were multi-award winners, while hip hop act Remi is $50,000 richer thanks to the Carlton Dry Global Music Grant. The awards…

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HUSKY- MUSIC FROM THE HILLS

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 5, 2014

Melbourne-based folk-rockers Husky headed for the hills … Christmas Hills to be specific … to record their second album Ruckers Hill. The clean air,  clear heads and Husky Gawenda’s songwriting smarts have resulted in a finely crafted recording, evidence of a band stepping up a notch. What’s most evident with…

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GEORGE KALPA – IN THE MODE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 28, 2014

Part musician, part film maker, Melbourne based artist George Kalpa combines both worlds for his debut album Mode. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips caught up with George over a pie and a pot to dissect his art. You can’t help listening to George Kalpa’s debut album Mode without involuntarily conjuring the…

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TOMMY AND IGOR’S TEARS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - September 26, 2014

Tommy Emmanuel is currently on tour in America but a couple of weeks ago while in The Netherlands he caught up with Russian born classical guitarist Igor Presnyakov to record a few tunes. Here’s the pair performing a beautiful version of Eric Clapton’s ‘Tears In Heaven’ at the Presnyakov Music…

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CC THORNLEY – BANJOLOGIST

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - September 21, 2014

CC Thornley is a skilled Torquay-based musician who can play a variety of fretted instruments. However, the instrument he is most serious about, the one which he loves to really play and talk about … is the banjo … particularly his electric banjo! So serious is CC about the banjo…

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TERRY SPRINGFORD – GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - September 21, 2014

With lyrics that speak of a lived human experience and melodies that get stuck in your head, Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Terry Springford has released three albums and two EPs and his tunes have been played on radio in Australia, the U.S., the U.K. and across Europe. Terry’s new album, ‘Fusion’, was…

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