Tag: Kings Cross Hotel
1. Growing Up
My key childhood musical memory is that my mum had a lot of records, or what seemed like a lot of records anyway! She was into The Moody Blues, The Beach Boys, Queen and The Beatles. I dig The Beatles but never really got into much else of her music. She also played guitar, and was happy for me to try to play it too. My parents were both really supportive of my music – they thought it was better I was doing something creative than hanging around bus stops drinking White Lightning.
Electronic/soul/hip hop/jazz/ridiculously talented and indescribable Melbournites, Hiatus Kaiyote, are just over a year old and smashing it already. On their debut album Tawk Tomahawk, their refined yet experimental hard bop jazz musicianship combines with the ultra-smooth vocals and songwriting of front woman Nai Palm. But despite Palm’s intoxicating stage presence, bassist and laptop extraordinaire Paul Bender is quick to point out that the four-piece (plus backing vocalists) are not just a front-person-and-backing-band kind of prospect.
Ambient Sydney rock quartet Cameras, consisting of Eleanor Dunlop (vox), Fraser Harvey (vox/guitar/bass), Ben Mason (drums) and Mike Morgan (guitar), have been a noted name on the Aussie scene for a relatively short time – especially when you consider the successes they’ve already accrued. Opening for art rock legends Roxy Music, supporting Cage The Elephant, and appearing at the Big Day Out, Southbound and Playground Weekender among other festivals, the band has made mighty progress since their inception in 2008.
Posted: July 20th, 2012 under Brag 471, Music, Music - Interview, New.
Tags: Cameras, FBi Social, In Your Room, Kings Cross Hotel, Lee Hutchison, Lowlakes, Melodie Nelson, Speak N Spell, The Roundhouse
It’s no surprise that Constantine and Tina – lead singers of Tehachapi and Planet Love Sound respectively – are related: both have a lust for spectacle and an undeniable talent for generating atmosphere. The two Melbourne bands showed up at FBi Social armed with a shitload of effects pedals and stylishly dishevelled op-shop shirts, even bringing with them a projectionist to soak the venue in Mogwai-meets-Mazzy-Star ambience.
Despite not playing in the rhythm section, timing is paramount to Elliott Hammond. “You have actually caught me at the perfect moment,” the frontman of Melbourne’s The Delta Riggs explains. “I’ve just dropped my mustard three-piece suit in at the drycleaner, so I’m standing on the street waiting for something to do.”
Posted: June 5th, 2012 under Brag 465 (June 4), Feature Music, Music, Music - Interview, New.
Tags: Benjamin Cooper, Elliott Hammond, EP, FBi Social, interview, Kings Cross Hotel, Music, Talupo Mountain Music, The Delta Riggs