Tag: The Brag
The only thing giving away Lanie Lane’s hangover today is the slight wilt to her quiff. Everything else is as it should be – the bright red lipstick, the gold hoop earrings, the enviable style and those wry, striking eyes – but before our interview has even started I’m digging out the Nurofen while her tour manager runs off for water.
There really are few artists around today that embody the spirit of rock’n’roll quite like Nathan Williams, leader of noisy surf rockers Wavves. With his constantly fuzzy guitar, party lifestyle and onstage meltdown history, Williams has attracted many followers (I’m looking directly at you, Bleeding Knees Club) – but could he be turning his back on the guitar in favour of a beat machine?
One of the highest rated YouTube comments on a Kimbra video: “Fuck. Fuck. She is so amazing, beautiful and gifted. I hate her.” At 22, Kimbra Johnson makes most people her age (and older) feel pretty damn useless. 2011 was a stellar year for the Kiwi queen, releasing her meticulous debut album Vows, wearing incredible dresses, and collaborating with Gotye on one of the biggest songs of the year. Also, Perez Hilton publically compared her to Nina Simone and other “fierce ladies”… Does it get much better?
San Cisco At A Crossroads By Alasdair Duncan San Cisco’s bouncy boy-girl duet ‘Awkward’ climbed to the number seven spot on triple j’s recent Hottest 100, a smashing success for the young Perth group. When they got the news, they were hard at work in the very studio where they recorded that song. “It felt [...]
Pennywise All Or Nothing By Benjamin Cooper “Dude, I’m really sorry I was late to take your call – I was rescuing a pelican down at the beach who’d been attacked by some of our local Californian weekend warrior assholes.” So begins my interview with Zoltán ‘Zoli’ Téglás, the new-ish frontman of West Coast punk [...]