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BEDROOM FUNK

December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Harts is like a funky version of Kevin Parker, smashing out blazing modern soul and funk rock from his budget collection of gear in his bedroom studio. Story & Photos: Mark Davie Artist: Harts Album:...

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PRINCE’S FAMILY BAND

December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

fDeluxe brings together the original members of The Family — a short-lived but much-revered 1980s Prince project. The band, headed by Paul ‘St Paul’ Petersen (lead vocals, bass) has some funk royalty in its ranks...

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BUSH ORCHESTRA

December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

An indigenous acoustic duo tracking with chamber orchestra musicians in rural NT? Audio engineer Tim Webb knew this was no ordinary gig. Story: Preshan John Hailing from the tiny town of Marlinja, Northern Territory, indigenous...

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ABC GOES TO RIO

December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Joshua Craig was ABC Radio’s sole tech stationed in Rio for the Olympics. Here’s his diary of how the ABC pulled off a broadcast amongst bomb threats, angry Frenchmen, and a temporary Olympic village. Story:...

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ON LOOP AT THE LOFT

December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Paul Dempsey had every instrument he could possibly imagine on hand at Wilco’s The Loft, but he was the only musician there to play them. Story: Mark Davie Photos: Maclay Heriot Artist:  Paul Dempsey Album:...

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KING GIZZARD’S LO-FI GUT FEELING

November 24, 2016 | 1 Comments

From modding microtonal guitars, to scrunching up a VHS master tape, and recording at Daptone in Brooklyn, psych rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will do anything and go anywhere to get creative. Story:...

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PEACEFUL INTERFERENCE

November 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Violent Soho are more at home than ever on Waco. The second album since returning to their roots sees the band continue their loyal relationship with producer Bryce Moorhead. Feature: Mark Davie Photos: Luke Henery...

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UNIVERSAL STUDIO IS FOR EVERYONE

November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Universal Music’s new Sydney studio, Forbes Street Studio, has cars travelling all around it — even underground. Michael Fronzek helped keep the noise out while maximising the reverb time. Story: Mark Davie Among the myriad...

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EV’S NEW X-LINE X2 DEBUTS AT PORT FAIRY

September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Report: Preshan John A folk festival is a nightmare draw for a new PA’s inauguration. There’s something about a combination of acoustic instruments — guitars, drums, percussion, banjos, mandolins, fiddles — that instantly and unforgivingly...

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SEARCHING FOR SOUL

September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jimmy Barnes teams up with veteran producer Kevin Shirley in the hope of creating a world-class soul album. Not too hard when you’ve got Elvis’ band in the studio. Story: Preshan John With a discography...

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