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Jinja Safari Interview

It’s been an eventful year for Sydney band Jinja Safari so far. Not only have they steadily released tracks from their second EP for free online, but they’ve also sold out shows on a national headline tour, played at the Big Day Out in Sydney, and graced the main stage of Splendour In The Grass. I had a brief chat with one of the band’s two ‘harmonizing frontmen and multi-instrumentalists’, Marcus.

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Glenn Richards Interview

I had a chat with Glenn Richards, of Augie March fame, who is about to embark on an acoustic tour playing predominantly his solo music with Dan Luscombe from The Drones, to talk songwriting, the difficulties that face Australian musicians, books, rotting horse flesh, and the likelihood of an Augie March reunion.

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Jonathan Boulet Interview

I had a quick chat with the very busy Jonathan Boulet ahead of the release of his much-anticipated sophomore solo album and appearance at the BigSound festival in Brisbane.

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Foster The People Interview

Apart from a certain rapper, LA band Foster The People are the most hyped act of 2011. It’s impossible to read anything music-related online without catching mention of their breakout hit Pumped Up Kicks or debut LP ‘Torches’. It’s for a very good reason though- these guys make refreshing and supremely cool music that has already seen them play sold out tours across the States and indeed in Australia. Foster The People are returning here for the second time this year to play Splendour In The Grass as well as a few sideshows, and I caught up with lead singer/songwriter Mark Foster to talk Coachella, Torches, Pumped Up Kicks, and FIFA.

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Grouplove Interview

LA outfit Grouplove are one of the hottest new bands going around right now, and have already garnered a huge following in Australia despite having released just the one EP, thanks in no small part to the insanely catchy and likeable single Colours. I had a chat with Hannah Hooper from the band ahead of their appearance at Splendour In The Grass and accompanying first ever Australian tour.

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Interview With Georgia Fair

Georgia Fair have had a busy year so far, releasing a new music video, playing shows around the country as part of one of their first headline tours, and preparing their debut album for release. They’re one of my favourite new Australian bands at the moment, and I had a quick chat with Jordan, one half of the duo.

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