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TRIAL KENNEDY

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

 TRIAL KENNEDY June 12, 2008 | Author: James O’Toole Trial Kennedy recorded their debut album New Manic Art in the US after signing to Sony/ BMG. Australian Musician’s James O’Toole spoke to guitarist Stacey Gray about recording the album in Atlanta with Nick Didia. O’Toole: So now you’ve made the jump…

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COG-SHARING SPACE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

COG – SHARING SPACE June 12, 2008 | Author: Reza Nasseri It’s been six years since the emergence of Bondi trio COG’s acclaimed debut EP ‘Just Visiting’ and with ensuing releases, the band has continued to push the envelope with their exploratory heavy rock sound. Try as they may to…

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EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING June 12, 2008 | Author: Australian Musician That Eddy Current Suppression Ring managed to record their debut album in one four-hour sitting for a meagre $250 says much about the Melbourne rockers’ no frills approach. Whipped up during a lunchtime session in 2006 the self-titled record…

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 12, 2008

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE June 12, 2008 | Author: Reza Nasseri Killswitch Engage were back in Australia to pulverize this year’s Soundwave festival with another series of fun yet brutal performances. Reza Nasseri got to hang with 50% of the guitar line-up and pick Joel Stroezel’s metal psyche. (Warning: The following interview contains…

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The Bourbon Saints (LA Special)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 18, 2008

The Bourbon Saints (LA Special) March 18, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips. Photos www.pixievision.com The Bourbon Saints play the kind of raw, full throttle rock and roll that would slot perfectly into almost any Australian beer barn. They’re a curious mix of oz style pub rock and Sunset Strip trash….

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Billy Bragg

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 17, 2008

Billy Bragg March 17, 2008 | Author: Christopher King Billy Bragg was in town plugging his new album, Mr Love & Justice. AM’s Christopher King was in town too. A chat sounded like a good idea! I bought a T-Shirt on your workers Playtime tour in about 1990 and it shrunk…

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Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess March 15, 2008 | Author: Jason McNamara Imagine my excitement when I got a call to do my first ever press interview with any member of my choice and it just happens to be on my favourite band in the world, Dream Theater. Straight away I said, “I…

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CARLOS SANTANA AT NAMM (LA Special)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

CARLOS SANTANA AT NAMM (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips Prior to ripping up stages nationwide on his Live Your Light Australian tour, Carlos Santana was at the NAMM show debuting his new signature MD model PRS guitar. Australian Musician was at the  launch and spoke with Carlos….

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Frank Gambale (LA Special)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

Frank Gambale (LA Special) March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips Frank Gambale is one of those Australian gems that gets nowhere near the credit he deserves. Perhaps it’s because he’s a quiet unassuming type or maybe it’s because the brand of music he plays is challenging rather than mainstream. Whatever…

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Amanda Palmer

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 15, 2008

Amanda Palmer March 15, 2008 | Author: Greg Phillips. Photos www.pixievision.com In the context of contemporary rock music the Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione are important.  The duo’s significance lies in the fact that while the business they are in speaks in terms of packages and units and looks…

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