Interviews / Q&As

Nina Las Vegas chats women in music, Snowtunes, and her latest tracks

Nina Las Vegas is one powerhouse of a woman! At 33, she already has her own record label, NLV, has...

Meet the Aussies making it easier to book live bands

Depending on who you are and who you know, booking a band to play your gig can be an intimidating...

Bleeding Knees Club and The Pinheads give us the day off and interview each other

Who invented the pineapple pizza? Which Aussie venue is a “bogan den”? And what’s the scariest thing that’s happened in...

Meet The Silencio, the band giving prog rock an acoustic shake-up

Most fans of progressive rock will argue that one of the best things about the genre is the heavy instrumentation...

Phil Jamieson on Grinspoon’s debut: “Do we really have to glorify it because it’s old?”

Yes, Grinspoon’s lauded debut album Guide to Better Living just turned 20 years old, and long-time fans are looking back...

Tim Rogers examines his strengths and weaknesses as a muso in a revealing chat

Tim Rogers is an Aussie icon with a long career at his heels and hopefully plenty left in the tank...

Bad//Dreems met their Aussie rock hero, and found out he was a big fan of theirs too

When Adelaide’s Bad//Dreems came together half a decade ago after meeting at a local football club, none of them could have...

Black and white image of Green Day band members wearing sunglasses looking at camera

Green Day’s Mike Dirnt: “One thing I like about Australia is that you really get rock ‘n’ roll”

Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt is in Las Vegas, Nevada, yet as he sits down for a chat, he’s rapt...

Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett on ditching the rock star life for country music

“I’ve done a couple of good ones, actually, it’s funny. It seems like every time you play a winery it’s...

Julia Jacklin is grateful, but worries about our next crop of musicians

Every capital can lay claim to their share of success stories. From art to architecture, tycoon to tradie, there are...

Metal legends Helmet take a deep dive into their career-defining LP ‘Betty’

In 1994, New York noisemakers Helmet released Betty. Despite its innocent name and its scenic garden on the album cover,...

Ali Barter on the long-awaited debut album that’s struck a nerve with Australia

Melbourne singer-songwriter Ali Barter has been performing under her own name for around five years, releasing two EPs and a...

The accountant who supported The Rolling Stones: The unlikely story of Paul Janeway

Paul Janeway, the voice of the frankly brilliant soul outfit St Paul and the Broken Bones, joins us from his...

Does protest music still have the power to change the world?

Music has always been seen as a transformative force in the world, capable of changing everything from moods to attitudes...

How can bands keep rock ‘n’ roll alive for a generation raised on electronic music?

Vintage Trouble rose to prominence in the first half of the 2010s, but with the way that they dress, perform...