Music Interviews


Japandroids compare Sydney’s recent challenges to Vancouver, and share new album details

After an intimate show at Marrickville’s Red Rattler, Dave and Brian from Japandroids talked to Darren Lesaguis about DIY venues and the importance of culture to a city. Plus – some insights on ‘Near To The Wild Heart Of Life’.


Moses Sumney talks masculinity, vulnerability and the power of being emo

“When I can, I’ll play a venue that reflects how sacred music is to me, and a church seems to be the perfect place. The acoustics are great and people are terrified of speaking, so it works out.”


Meet our new FBi Radio Music Director, Amelia Jenner

We are extremely excited to introduce you to our new Music Director, Amelia Jenner! Get to know the lady who will be responsible for shaping the sound of FBi Radio from late January 2017.


Exclusive mix: JV introduces us to South African Gqom on Future Face

Explore the sounds of South African grime and house with Sydney producer JV as he schools us in a new genre emerging from Durban, SA.


Circuit des Yeux interview: Haley Fohr talks experimental expression & her baritone voice

Hayley Fohr, aka Circuit des Yeux, speaks to Peter Hollo on Utility Fog about her ever-deepening baritone vocals and what we can expect from her intimate Sydney Festival show.


Electric Wire Hustle & Wallace play a classic live & talk Wellington’s soul scene

Mara TK of Electric Wire Hustle and local soul singer Wallace came into FBi to perform a rousing rendition of Rose Royce’s ‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’, and talk about their creative hometown and Māori mythology.

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A.B. Original on Aussie rap fans, internet trolls & the politics of Australia Day

Following the release of their debut album ‘Reclaim Australia’, Trials (one half of A.B. Original) joined Backchat to discuss the state of Australian Indigenous politics and music’s role in Aboriginal advocacy.


The Tapes share an intimate live version of ‘Your Touch’ live on Arvos

Mickey Kojack and Andrew Grant tell us how their new collaboration – The Tapes – came about. Listen to a live rendition of ‘Your Touch’ from their debut EP.

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Meet Sydney/Sarajevo bedroom artist Hector Gachan on The Bridge

Self-described ‘dad rocker’ Hector Gachan released his debut album this year, with sharp songwriting influenced by Mac DeMarco, John MOuse and Ariel Pink. Hear him perform ‘Derby Daze’ live and chat to Lachlan Wyllie on The Bridge.


Julia Jacklin talks existential spirals at age 11 & shares ‘Don’t Let The Kids Win’ live

Ahead of her national tour, Julia Jacklin talks Britney Spears, existential spirals and learning that the music industry isn’t that scary – as well performing ‘Don’t Let The Kids Win’ live on air.