Who is the real Skating Polly? Hannah Golightly catches up with the band on their UK tour supporting Babes In Toyland to find out… 6pm 26 May 2015 I arrive at the venue and find the stage door. I’m greeted by Babes In Toyland’s PR woman […]
It was a privilege to interview Robert. He’s a real gent. I’ve included a handful of notes I made at the start, some of which made it into the final Guardian article, albeit in expertly edited form. We start off discussing the sound of cicadas, the fact his wife can hear him down the phone […]
In a way that I can’t quite explain, Ed Kuepper seems to epitomise everything best in Australian music and perhaps everything best in some bigger philosophy of music. The fact that he’s gone through so many musical stages over such a long time span isn’t necessarily the impressive part, but rather that none of his […]
Since first forming in 1976, and over the course of 13 studio albums, Wire have remained perennial outsiders. While their first three albums – Pink Flag (1977), Chairs Missing (1978) and 154 (1979) – are regarded as classic post-punk albums, the band themselves have never been one to reflect on labels, with each album showing […]
Adalita Srsen has been a mainstay of the Australian music scene for almost two decades, first as a member of Magic Dirt and as a solo artist since 2010. We spoke to her about the influences on her most recent album, All Day Venus, and the challenges of being a solo artist.
I was reading your Wikipedia page and it mentioned mythology and in particular Joseph Campbell as key influences in your songwriting. In what ways did his writing influence you for All Day Venus? I kinda feel that I take things in by osmosis. I will get immersed in something and get obsessed with it for […]
We give it all we got for everything we do if it is the recorded music, live show, press photos or music videos. We want to only make things that we 100% back.
This is the cold moonlight, the guitar picking out gentle beauty amid the red sky’s forked lightning.
[Oh my god! Ronnie Spector is singing to me!]
The only thing I want is more time. Give me more time to grow and experience.
I never thought we shouldn’t grow, I never thought we should repeat.