Music Interviews & Features

Public tears and huge triumphs: Babitha chats her debut LP on Friday Arvos with Grace and Al

Facilitating a public cry on the treadmill is not the accolade artists usually strive for when releasing a debut record, but Babitha has climbed to those heights and then some with her viscerally optimistic Brighter Side of Blue.

Erika de Casier chats touring Australia and her sophomore album ‘Sensational’ on Arvos with Bri Kennedy

Erika de Casier is finally in the country. She sat down on Arvos with Bri Kennedy to spill the deets on her songwriting process, her recent uptake of collaboration in both her music and her music videos, and how her cat helps her manage her work-life balance.

Independent Artist of the Week: Lydia Kivela

It’s not too hard to imagine finding Lydia Kivela amidst a wasteland of fog, their shadowy figure moving through the gloom as they craft potions of hypersonic beats and slick raps. Their debut track ‘Eerie’, a potent mix of haunting production and biting verses, quickly grabbed our attention when it was released in November.

Toro y Moi reminisces on the past while looking to the future on Mornings with Maia Bilyk

Toro y Moi stopped by the studio to talk switching up his production, targeting boomers with his new record, and fond memories of FBi.

Embracing the unfamiliar with Sharon Van Etten on Up For It!

What does it take to nurture the home you always yearned for? This is the meditation on acclaimed singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten’s sixth album We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong. She joined Maleeka Gazula on Up For It! to talk through the album ahead of her Sydney Opera House show.

“We working hard. We don’t rest.” PANIA shares her secrets to success on JUICE wit Nazty Gurl

PANIA is an R&B artist from West Melbourne who is well and truly on the rise. She stopped by the FBi studios to chat about her new EP, sold out shows, creative process and dream collaborations on JUICE with Nazty Gurl.

Ayesha Madon talks balance and vulnerability on Friday Arvos

Looking at Ayesha Madon’s burgeoning music career, the word ‘meteoric’ doesn’t come close to describing the year she’s had. She joined Grace and Al on Friday Arvos to unpack her recent stardom, creative process, and her methods for balancing creative pursuits.

Celebrating 20 years of Repressed Records on Surfacing with Luke and Mara

Repressed Records has achieved icon status across the country for its ever-reliable multi-genre collection of left-of-centre releases. The owner, Nic Warnock, joined Luke and Mara on Surfacing to talk through label’s role in championing Australian music. 

Library Siesta chat their sophomore album ‘What You’re Worth’ on Arvos

Riding high off the release of their second album ‘What You’re Worth’, Bre Jones and Bobby May of Library Siesta joined Grace and Al in the studio to talk artistic vision, bawling your eyes out and Murphy’s law.

Independent Artist of the Week: Shake Daddy

As our Independent Artist of the Week, Shake Daddy found time in their busy schedule to chat with Rina Evangeline on Up For It! about the origins of the Shake Daddy Moniker, Detroit House, and (literal) Oakley Sunnies.