FBi Radio’s Brush With Fame

We’re bringing back our auction of musician-made masterpieces on canvas, ‘Brush With Fame’!

A fundraiser to help us stay independent, Brush With Fame offers bidders the chance to own a one-of-a-kind canvas: hand-drawn by some of the world’s best loved musicians who have visited the station.

The auction will run on eBay from 14 March (9pm AEDT) until 24 March (9pm AEDT).

This year’s auction includes art from international heavyweights The XX, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, BADBADNOTGOOD, Aldous Harding, The Internet & more.

On the local front, some of Australia’s best rising musicians feature in the auction: Camp Cope, Julia Jacklin, and Alex Lahey.


LAUNCH: Thursday 14 March (9pm AEDT)

CLOSE: Sunday 24 March (9pm AEDT)


Bids start at just $AUD50. Each piece comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity from FBi Radio.



(Sandy) Alex G – Albert Hammond Jr. – Aldous Harding – Alex Lahey – Aminé – BADBADNOTGOOD – Camp Cope – Channel Tres – Chronixx – Cub Sport – DJDS – Dream Wife – Father John Misty – Future Islands – Harvey Miller (Client Liaison) – Henry Rollins – Holy Holy – Japandroids – Julia Jacklin – Jungle – Jurassic 5 – Kelela – Lady Leshurr – Little Simz – Loyle Carner – Mac Demarco – Moses Sumney – Ravyn Lenae – Rejjie Snow – Run The Jewels – Sampha – Slowdive – Smino – Spoon – Superorganism – Sylvan Esso – The Avalanches – The Internet – The Lemon Twigs – The XX – Tycho – Unknown Mortal Orchestra – White Lung – Whitney – Xiu Xiu

This will be our fourth ‘Brush With Fame’ auction. Previous contributors include Jamie XX, Courtney Barnett, Moby, Alt-J, Tame Impala, Thundercat, Run The Jewels, Warpaint, Best Coast, Animal Collective, Future Islands, Jay Reatard (RIP), Foals, St. Vincent and more.


What were the artists up to at FBi Radio?

The art and love of storytelling with (Sandy) Alex G

Pennsylvania's (Sandy) Alex G ducked into the studios for a chat with Darren Lesaguis on Arvos, before treating us to a live rendition of 'Bobby' from his latest record.

Albert Hammond Jr: in 2018 if it's no good live, it's no good.

Fresh off a Splendour In The Grass set, Albert Hammond Jr joined Chris Twite for a chat and a touch of guest programming, showing listeners the songs that helped him rediscover his love of music.
Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding interview: on being calm and in love

New Zealand folk artist Aldous Harding talks with Greta Balog about her forthcoming second album and shares an exclusive first listen to brand new track, "I'm So Sorry".

Camp Cope: "It's our duty to call out inequality and lift as we climb."

Georgia and Kelly of Camp Cope dropped by on Mornings for a heart-to-heart with Lucy Smith, chatting activism, diversity in the music industry and how they handle heckling bros at their shows.

Father John Misty talks self-medicated creativity, LSD & Taylor Swift

Here in the country for Splendour in The Grass, Joshua Tillman AKA Father John Misty joined Tommy Codling on Arvos to chat self-medicated creativity, the banality of human existence and wanting to create "sexy club bangers".

Listen: Laneway Festival takeover with Courtney Barnett, Future Islands, Rustie, Angel Olsen & more

Courtney Barnett gave Dune Rats a haircut on the studio floor. Raury brought in some T-Pain. Future Islands talked about signing breast pumps. Laneway festival took us the helllll over - listen back!

Henry Rollins Interview: On discipline, independent radio and removing his Black Flag tattoo

"Humans redeem themselves from the drone strikes and the homophobia with art." Listen to a very passionate Henry Rollins interview with Dom O'Connor.

Holy Holy perform ‘Sentimental and Monday’ and chat with Stephen Ferris

A beautifully stripped back live serenade on Mornings.

Japandroids on experimentation, their "wall of amps" & figuring it out as a duo

Ahead of their Sydney headline show, Brian King and David Prowse of Vancouver rock band Japandroids joined Stephen Ferris to chat tour life, emulating the greats and making music as a duo.

Julia Jacklin and the post-cleverness of Crushing

Julia chats about dispensing with tricky lyricism and cutting to the heart of matters on Crushing, and knocks out a killer live rendition of Pressure To Party.

Julia Jacklin performs 'Head Alone' live in the FBi Radio foyer for International Women's Day

Julia gives us a special rendition of Head Alone off her album Crushing for our International Women's Day celebrations <3

Listen :: Jurassic 5 on Mornings with Stephen Ferris

Soup and Marc7 of hip-hop royalty Jurassic 5 dropped by to have a chat with Stephen Ferris about touring, music they love, and an album update!

Kelela on collaborations & being a boss telemarketer with Sweetie & Shag

Even Kelela had to work a shitty telemarketing job. And she was really good at it, of course.

Mac DeMarco Interview: Touring With Mum, Loving Dogs & Making An Italian Rock Record

Tuesday Arvos' Chris Twite spoke to the man behind indie rock's favourite gap-toothed grin about moving to LA, writing the new record and why he's never owned a dog.

Moses Sumney plays 'Plastic' live & muses on solitude, the human experience and Mac Demarco

Off the back of his breathtaking release 'Aromanticism', L.A.'s Moses Sumney adorned the studio with a spine-tingling live version of 'Plastic' on Arvos.

New album teasing and back catalogue chat with Ravyn Lenae

The Chicago native opens up to Deepa on old songs, new songs and playing what anyone who caught her set now refers to as Lenaenway Festival.

Guestbook :: Run the Jewels on Monday Morning

Killer Mike and El-P of Run The Jewels talk secret talents as they reveal all in this interview with Declan on Monday Mornings. They dropped in amongst their St Jerome's Laneway Festival dates, and ahead of their show with Danny Brown and Earl Sweatshirt at the Enmore Theatre on February 4.

Sampha interview: "I feel like I'm ready now"

Seven years since we first fell in love with Sampha's vocals, he's finally released his debut solo album. Sampha spoke to Chris Twite about all things 'Process', jumping between the piano, production and vocals, and the duvet he wore in Solange's video.

Slowdive settle into mature skin with their comeback self-titled record

Amidst their first ever Australian tour, Neil Halstead and Simon Scott of Shoegaze outfit Slowdive dropped by the studios for a chat with Eddy Diamond on Mornings.

Watch: Spoon talk 'Hot Thoughts' and why they ditched acoustic guitar

Britt Daniel, Jim Eno and Alex Fischel have a chat on Mornings with Alex Pye about the sex, synths, and self-reflection on their new album, Hot Thoughts.

The Avalanches Reveal Album Number Three Is Due Out "Definitely Soon"

“Getting Wildflower out of the way and following up Since I Left You feels like a weight’s been lifted… The [new] music is really light, it’s some of the best stuff we’ve done.”

The xx interview: Letting in "warmth & light" on I See You

Jamie, Romy and Oli sit down with Chris Twite and talk about what's changed on I See You, the new album by The xx that was “made in daylight”.

White Lung's Mish Barber-Way on the state of modern feminism

Alex Pye speaks with feminist writer, White Lung frontwoman and general badass, Mish Barber-Way.