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WATCH: THE HIDING INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 20, 2016

The Hiding is a 4 piece acoustic-electronic pop outfit out of Melbourne. Anthony Salce and Stewart Winchester from the band sat down with AM editor Greg Phillips to discuss their career and new single ‘Karma My Life’ for us. www.thehidingmusic.com The guys also perform the single ‘Karma My Life’ for…

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WATCH: MARCUS RYLE INTERVIEW (CEO of LINE 6)

Posted in Blog, Special Features    //    Post Date - April 19, 2016

Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips was honoured to chat with Marcus Ryle, President and Founder of Line 6, also one of the developers of the ADAT in his early days. In this 2 part interview, Marcus discusses his early days, Line 6 products and the future.

Line 6 distributed in Australia by Yamaha Music

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PERFORMANCE: KEVIN BORICH & GWYN ASHTON – ACOUSTIC JAM

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - April 18, 2016

On March 9, 2016, Kevin Borich and Gwyn Ashton got together exclusively for Australian Musician for a chat and to play a few tunes. Here they are jamming some blues on resonator and weissenborn

http://www.kevinborich1.com/

http://www.gwynashton.com/

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‪Gretsch Broadkaster: Vintage Vs Modern‬

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - April 18, 2016

‪Gretsch Broadkaster: Vintage Vs Modern starring Matt Chamberlain‬ Matt Chamberlain‬ compares his beloved 1940’s Broadkaster to a brand spankin’ new 2016 build. You be the judge. Gretsch drums distributed in Australia by www.promusicaustralia.com

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WATCH: Using Firehawk 1500 For Acoustic Guitars

Posted in Amplifiers, Gear    //    Post Date - April 18, 2016

Join Paul Hindmarsh as he explains how to use the new LINE 6 Firehawk 1500 stage amp to amplify your acoustic instruments, and gives some of the benefits to being able to run both your electric and acoustic guitars through the same amp onstage. Line 6 distributed in Australia by…

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BETH KEOUGH (AUGUSTE) – VOCALS

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - April 18, 2016

Ethereal pop duo, Auguste have just released their new single, Kingdom, a synth-soaked call-to-arms for those defending themselves against personal space invaders.  The talented gals have also released a stunning video to accompany the single which features contemporary dancers Jess Statton and Aiden Kane Munn in a sharp studio landscape…

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PAPER KITES TOUR AND ‘RENEGADE’ VIDEO

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 18, 2016

The Paper Kites montage b&w low res

Aussie dream-folksters, The Paper Kites have recently delivered their most aesthetically pleasing video yet for their hazy heartwarmer, Renegade (see below), directed by the renowned Dan Huiting (Bon Iver).  To celebrate the clip, and the success of their critically acclaimed LP, twelvefour, the band have also announced their Midnight national tour, kicking off at Enmore Theatre in Sydney on June 23, moving through Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and wrapping in Adelaide at the Norwood Town Hall on July 2.

Off the back of a #8 ARIA album and #1 ARIA Australian album chart debut for their all-nighter of an album, twelvefour, The Paper Kites are thrilled to complete their Midnight video trilogy of late-night stories with the nostalgic, Renegade.  Also including ethereal videos for two other tracks off the album, Electric Indigo and Revelator Eyes, the trilogy portrays stories that are set between the hours of 12 and 4am; different cities, different people, but all taking place within this transient timeframe.

Adhering to the theme, Renegade follows a gang of kids who break into an aquatic cinema, La Cinequatic, in the early hours of the morning.  Taking inspiration for the video trilogy from imaginary places and those late-night hours, lead singer Sam Bentley says, “It’s been really cool actually seeing these places on screen in the videos and people watching and asking us where they can find them – I think the idea was to create places that we would love to go to.”  The vibrant concept was brought to life by director Dan Huiting and his team, alongside a real-life gang of kids as the video’s cast.  Bentley enthuses, “He has such a great team (Joseph McMahon, Harry Reynolds) and they all just tackle every challenge with such enthusiasm… he knew a local skate crew of young kids that he wanted to use for the video – it worked out perfectly.”

To celebrate the clip, The Paper Kites will be bringing their theatrical Midnight tour to major venues across the country.  Further cementing the relationship between music and film, the Midnight tour is set to be an immersive experience unlike any other, a journey through the midnight hours, as Bentley describes, “We perform the music and behind us are a group of apartment windows. Through the windows, a series of stories play out in the lives of different people…we provide the soundtrack to a single night, the audience watching through the dim lit windows and seeing these stories progress, eventually fading to darkness.”

The Paper Kites are Sam Bentley, Christina Lacy, David Powys, Josh Bentley and Sam Rasmussen.

THE PAPER KITES NATIONAL ‘MIDNIGHT’ TOUR

THU 23 JUN | ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW (ALL AGES)
FRI 24 JUN |ATHENAEUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC (ALL AGES)
SAT 25 JUN | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE QLD*
*U18 can attend with parent/guardian
FRI 01 JUL | ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH WA*
*U18 can attend with parent/guardian
SAT 02 JUL | NORWOOD TOWN HALL, ADELAIDE SA (ALL AGES)

http://thepaperkites.com.au/

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RANDY HANSEN: HENDRIX REVOLUTION TOUR INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 14, 2016

Randy Hansen, guitar virtuoso and one of the few guitarists in the world to be recognised by the Hendrix family is coming to Australia for a national tour in May.  Bringing his explosive guitar interpretations reminiscent of all that was breath taking and spellbinding about Jimi Hendrix. Randy will be…

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IBANEZ MINI PEDALS

Posted in Gear, Pedals    //    Post Date - April 13, 2016

The new Ibanez MINI series pedals answer the needs of today’s guitarist. Built in Japan to the highest standards, they deliver warm analog classic sounds, with quality and tone of a full size pedal — all in a compact casing that won’t eat up your pedal board or your budget….

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FRETWRAPS BY GRUV GEAR

Posted in Accessories, Gear    //    Post Date - April 13, 2016

Finally, a professional string dampener / muting accessory that every studio, session player, and tapping aficionado should have! Slide on a FretWrap to effectively cut overtones and sympathetic resonance during recording, live performance, two-hand tapping, or any creative situation where you need that extra muting hand for cleaner takes without…

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