Stumbled Upon #100 – Oktoba (Brighton, UK)

In our 100th instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet Chris Athorne a.k.a Oktoba from Brighton, and chat about his latest solo musical adventure, touring America and his latest album, Smoke Signals. Musician: Oktoba. Website/Social Media: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram Genre: Folk, Pop. Members & their roles: Oktoba is the project of Brighton based singer-songwriter…

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Stumbled Upon #099 – Mat Cammarano (Perth)

In our 99th installment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet Mat Cammarano from Perth, and chat about his eclectic influences, growing up with music and check out his new track, “Ashes”. Musician: Mat Cammarano Website / Social Media: milkmanrecordings.com.au Facebook / Soundcloud Genre: Electronic, Indie, Pop Members & their roles: At the moment it’s a solo…

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Alistar Richardson from The Cairos (Brisbane) talks about new music, departing Island Records, CMJ and more

While at Australian Music Week in Cronulla last month, I sat down with Alistar Richardson from The Cairos to talk about the band’s year: departing from their label, releasing new music and balancing the band with his solo work as Zefereli. Welcome to Australian Music Week, the first of its kind. You’re probably not used to having…

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Stumbled Upon #098 – Sloom (Sydney)

In our 98th instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet Sloom from Sydney, and chat about forming a band with friends, NYE and their forthcoming EP. Band Name: Sloom Website / Social Media: Facebook / Bandcamp Genre: Garage Rock, Blues Members & their roles: Cristian – guitar vocals Chris – guitar vocals Jamie – drums vocals…

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the AU interview: William Fitzsimmons (USA) talks Pittsburgh and touring Australia

Early 2016 will see Illinois singer-songwriter William Fitzsimmons make his first trip to Australian shores for a handful of intimate solo performances across the country; including for the Perth International Arts Festival. Well known for his confessional songwriting Fitzsimmons, has drawn comparisons to the likes of Iron and Wine and Sufjan Stevens – whilst his…

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Stumbled Upon #097 – ISLANDIS (Sydney)

In our 97th instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet ISLANDIS from Sydney, and chat about their debut single, ‘Home’, bonding over wine and their love of all things pop and rock ‘n’ roll. Band Name: ISLANDIS Website / Social Media: Facebook Genre: Alternative Members & their roles: James Chave-Dubois (Instruments/Production) Ben McInerney (Voice/Instruments) What music…

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Bill Curtis of Fatback Band (USA) talks the universality of funk, reciprocated partying and the demise of the greats

If we’re talking longevity, Bill ‘Fatback’ Curtis is your man. Trail blazer, lover of music and worshipper of the funk. Fatback Band’s prolific turnout glorified the amalgamation of jazz beats with New Orleans funk. Their honeyed melodies, slippery rhythms and slick licks offer a hefty dose of eclectic funk. We spoke to the Bill Curtis…

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