Music Interviews

Interview: Irish Hip Hop Trio Hare Squead on Swiss Dank

Blending hip hop, soul and pop with a Dublin twist, Hare Squead are bringing Ireland’s rising hip-hop scene to the world. Mowgli May got singer Jessy Rose on the phone in anticipation of ‘Season 2’.

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Label Hunting with Cosmjn & Lizz (Romania): Mantra Collective

Romanian tastemakers Cosmjn & Lizz give us their top label picks ahead of their Sydney set with Mantra Collective this weekend.

Future Islands talk DIY spaces, a secluded beach house & ‘The Far Field’

“The interesting thing is when squats and DIY spaces continue to exist – that they don’t just pop up until the cops shut it down or the cops find out. The thing that’s kind of forgotten is the beauty and bravery and rebellious spirit that begins those spaces.”

Premiere: Ainsley Farrell’s inner Dracula emerges in ‘Dark Hours’ video

The Sydney-based singer songwriter has just unveiled the visuals to accompany her eerie and enchanting single ‘Dark Hours’.

Cut Copy on making dance music that isn’t just for the club

Cut Copy’s Tim Hoey and Mitchell Scott joined Samantha Groth on Lunch to chat about their new single ‘Airborne’, dance music that doesn’t alienate, and getting older, but staying young.

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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”.

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.

Ainslie Wills Plays ‘Running Second’ Live And Chats Music As Catharsis with Alex Pye

Ainslie Wills and guitarist Lawrence Folvig filled us in on their ever-evolving songwriting partnership, before performing ‘Running Second’ live on-air.

Steve Gunn Plays Two Songs and Talks Touring, Philly Record Stores & His Roots In Skate Punk

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Steve Gunn joined Alex Pye during his first ever Australian tour. He performed two songs live in the studio and let us in on what it’s like playing with Kurt Vile and Lee Ranaldo.

Kardajala Kirridarra: Beatrice Lewis on storytelling & connection to country

Kardajala Kirridarra producer Beatrice Lewis chats the importance of women as creators and connection to country with Samantha Groth.