Interviews / Q&As

Melbourne musician Meg Mac

Meg Mac takes us inside her stunning debut album, ‘Low Blows’

It’s been a few years since Meg Mac burst onto the scene, but those years have seen us receive some...

Avey Tare is thinking about time on his new album, and we should be too

Dave Portner aka Avey Tare is thinking about time. Unsurprisingly for a founding member of genre-pioneers Animal Collective though, not...

Thy Art Is Murder

Thy Art Is Murder’s Andy Marsh opens up about CJ McMahon’s return: ‘I’m very proud of him’

“The last few days were a bit ‘How you going’.” Thy Art Is Murder’s guitarist Andy Marsh sounds laconic back...

A festival crowd at dusk

Music festivals need to get smarter about drugs – and soon

For many music festivalgoers, drugs are a significant part of the festival experience. But we all have a responsibility to...

Singer and writer David James Young

Don’t quit your day job: How Aussie musicians pay the bills in a tough industry

It’s the classic turning point in any music biopic: the rising star, having just triumphantly signed their first recording contract,...

King Gizzard fans create plenty of amazing fan art

Crowd surfing, harmonicas, and upside-down guitars: The joys of being a Gizzhead

Andrew Wright was on his way home when his aux chord started bugging out. Stranded in silence, he grimly turned...

Furnace and the Fundamentals

Don’t judge a band by its covers: How Furnace and the Fundamentals are bringing cool back to cover bands

Picture a typical ‘cover band’ in your head. What are you seeing? A bloke with a passing resemblance to Bono...

The Australian music industry needs to work together to make sure our artists succeed

Matt Johnston is giving himself the time and the space to get a little nostalgic. When we give the legendary...

Phil Jamieson talks Aussie festivals, Jimmy Barnes, and Grinspoon’s most drunken gigs

Just before midday at home in Port Macquarie, singer-guitarist Phil Jamieson has a Wolfmother show to look forward to. The...

Royal Blood live onstage

“It takes a bigger pair of balls to do less sometimes” – Royal Blood tell us how to write a rock song

It’s 9:15 on a Wednesday morning, and Royal Blood’s bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr is feeling jetlagged at home in London. The...

Kirin J Callinan explains his (un)expected move into joyous electropop on second album ‘Bravado’

If you had told his fans three years ago that Kirin J Callinan would one day release a glittery, oversaturated...

Do people still care about watching music videos?

Warren Fu is on set when he takes our call, although he’s currently not surrounded by any famous musicians or...

Ice-T reflects on the impact Chris Cornell had on Bodycount

“I’m runnin’ ’round here like a fuckin’ chicken with its head cut off, man!” Never one to mince words, Tracy...

Ahead of his ‘A Fist Full of Rock’ tour, You Am I frontman Tim Rogers remembers the wildest gigs they ever played

The phone gets about five or six rings before it’s answered. There’s a pause on the other end, before a...

San Cisco laid themselves bare on ‘The Water’, and are ready to do the same thing onstage

Musicians have been using H2O as a form of metaphorical imagery basically for as long as the two of them...