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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Bully (Nashville) Talk Australian Tour, Australian Audiences, and Frankie’s Cocktails

Nashville natives Alicia, Reece, Clay and Stewart together are grunge punk group, Bully. Their debut record Feels Like, launched this year and their tour has brought them down under for the first time. We caught up with them for an exclusive interview to discuss their touring experiences, attractive Australians and Frankie’s Pizza’s ‘healthy’ apple cocktails. Check…

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Waza (Sydney) chats at Australian Music Week about “Lost in Space”, Slumberhaze, Captured Australia & more

Last month, Larry Heath sat down with Sydney artist Waza while he was at the inaugural Australian Music Week to talk about his shows there, his latest single “Lost in Space”, his upcoming album Crooked Jaw, his involvement in the Captured Australia project and more! Read on: Welcome to Australian Music week, the first event of its kind….

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