Tag: Lee Hutchison
When I speak to Russell Marsden, the vocalist and guitarist behind Southampton’s Band Of Skulls, he’s enjoying some well-deserved down time. “We’re in England at the moment. We’ve had a few days off, the first this year actually. It’s been quite nice to be home for a while. It’s definitely time to reground and get ourselves ready, so we’re making the most of it.”
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
Hungarian director Istvan Szabo won an Academy Award in 1981 for his screen adaptation of Klaus Mann’s Mephisto – so we know he is capable of navigating this often treacherous territory. With The Door, he turns his hand to Hungarian author Magda Szabo’s semi-autobiographical novel published in 1987 – with mixed results.
Best known for the uplifting single ‘Home’ from 2009 debut Up From Below, Alex Ebert returns with his life-loving jamboree for the band’s latest release, Here. Compared to their previous effort this album feels more focused, demonstrated not only by the shorter tracks and album length but also the consistency of musical styles.
Going into this chat I’m more nervous than usual; watch enough YouTube interviews and it quickly becomes clear that the comfort of the media is not a top priority for The Hives. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact source of each journalist’s unease, but common themes involve the band giving very short and direct answers, clashes of humour (or moreover, the interviewer’s inability to identify the band’s uniquely Swedish strain of sarcasm), and the fact that awkward laughter either doesn’t translate or hasn’t yet made its way to Scandinavia.