Interviews / Q&As

Join us for a chat with Northlane about their surprising new record ‘Mesmer’

Northlane surprised fans this morning by releasing their new album Mesmer, without any pre-announcement at all, but they took the...

The world’s first record made of weed is more than a gimmick – it’s a punk protest

“It’s always sunny in San Diego.” While it’s pouring buckets here in Sydney, Slightly Stoopid’s co-founder certainly brings down those...

Mikelangelo on Cave, Waits and Cohen: ” I feel like they’re these invisible mentors.”

“I haven’t done a Fringe for years. I managed to pack a hell of a lot into five days, I’ll...

Get to know one of the punk scene’s best new bands, Dumb Punts

When it comes to punk bands, things are looking pretty great in Australia right now, and Melbourne trio Dumb Punts...

Black and white image of Peter Hook standing against a wall with his arms crossed

Peter Hook on New Order’s “disgraceful” reformation and cementing his own place in history

Peter Saville’s cover artwork for Joy Division’s landmark debut ‘Unknown Pleasures’ depicts the stacked plot of radio waves emanating from...

Kingswood’s label boss thought their record was a prank: here’s how they changed his mind

It’s ten o’clock last night, just under two hours before the release of Kingswood’s sophomore album After Hours, Close to...

Are our boutique music festivals getting it all wrong?

Look, we love your standard music festival as much as the next punter. Tightly-packed crowds, constant lineup clashes, queues galore…...

Hip hop activist Brother Ali weighs in on Australia’s political bigots

Anybody who caught Jacqui Lambie and Yassmin Abdel-Magjied on Q&A recently would be well aware of the vitriolic xenophobia which...

How comic books spawned one of hip-hop’s underground pioneers

Back in the 2000s, during the reign of club-friendly gangster-rap, you spent a lot of time defending hip-hop as more...

Country music fans need to pay attention to Dori Freeman

So often in life, the places we’ve been and the people we’ve known shape who we become. It’s the hardships...

We chat with Running Touch about his just-announced debut record

Running Touch was one of the most exciting electronic breakouts of 2016, dropping a string of immense singles and playing...

What’s life like for Kerser’s hype man?

After breaking down the door to commercial success against all of the odds, Kerser – love him or hate him...

Music can be the one thing to get you through impossible times

Music is, without a doubt, a rock for many people. Its ability to drag us kicking and screaming through hard...

Bob Marley never expected Australia to embrace reggae

It was 1979 when a young, dreadlocked guitarist joined one of the most influential artists our time, Bob Marley on...

How the blues emerged from the underground to shape Australian music

Australia has a long history with blues music, and today we find it remains alive and well, with an array...