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HIGH FIDELITY MOMENT – STU McCULLOUGH OF AMPLIFIRE MUSIC

As the managing director of successful management company Amplifire Music, Stu McCullough garnered a wealth of expertise during his eight years as AnR of Australian artists for Sony Music and now uses it to drive his own business. He manages Last Dinosaurs, The Audreys and The Jungle Giants and is, of course, our fearless co-promoter for Track & Field. Read More

3 MINUTES AND 52 SECONDS WITH… OLIVER TANK

Who? Oliver Tank  City you call home? Sydney  Tea or coffee? Tea  Best thing about what you do… Inspiring people  Favourite cafe anywhere? The Laundromat (Iceland)  Dream collaboration? Devin the dude, James Blake, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg all on one track  Can you… Read More

HIGH FIDELITY MOMENT – ‘TOP 5 INTERVIEW MOMENTS’ BY SEAN SENNETT

“Top 5 … that's tough. I could do Top 10. Or Top 5 local … top 5 internationals … now I am sounding like a nerd that has watched High Fidelity.” And so he should – there aren’t many Sean Sennett hasn’t spoken to in his time as a rock journalist, the original owner of Brisbane’s Time Off magazine who now runs online magazine TOM. Add to that a music career as a singer/songwriter and the frontman for The Incredible Strand and you have somewhat of a local legend. Check out his tmblr blog for details on his latest 45RPM project - http://seansennett45rpm.tumblr.com/ Read More

3 MINUTES AND 52 SECONDS WITH… BEN FROM GEORGIA FAIR

Who? Ben from Georgia Fair.   City you call home? Sydbourne.  Tea or coffee? Tea.  Best thing about what you do... Travelling.  Favourite cafe anywhere? Armchair Collective in Mona Vale.  Dream collaboration? Snoop Dog.  Can you tell a lot about a person by their bedclothes? Absolutely not, in fact they can be quite deceiving.  What about you? I like to change it up and keep the body guessin’.  Read More

3 MINUTES AND 52 SECONDS WITH… Tom and Jo from Big Scary

Who? Tom & Jo from Big Scary // City you call home? Melbourne // Tea or coffee? Tea // Best thing about what you do? The babes and the drugs and the dollaz. // Favourite cafe anywhere? Luxe in Newtown, Sydney // Dream collaboration? Justin Vernon // Can you tell a lot about a person by their bedclothes? Yes Read More

3 MINUTES AND 52 SECONDS WITH… Melissa Tickle from Little Scout

Indie darlings Little Scout have almost been part of the furniture around Brisbane for years now and have finally dropped their debut album Take Your Light featuring the first single ‘We Are Walking Out’. Rather than grilling the band about production techniques and songwriting styles, we’ve got the stuff that really matters from singer Melissa Tickle. Read More

A High Fidelity Moment: My Top Five String Arrangements In Songs

According to my parents, for my 5th birthday, all I wanted was a violin. Twelve years later, seven grades down, I put my violin away and it hasn’t surfaced since. I am very partial to a song with a solid string arrangement which I think can be loosely attributed to my lengthy association with the violin. With that in mind, I give you My Top Five String Arrangements In Songs. (ND) Read More

3 MINUTES AND 52 SECONDS WITH CHILDREN COLLIDE

Who? Heath Crawley City you call home? Melbourne Dream collaboration? Brian Eno Can you tell a lot about a person by their bedclothes? I know every detail about a person by the shoes on their feet. Only when the shoes have worked, have I desired to assess bed clothes What about you? Pony mask I’m buying Read More

A High Fidelity Moment: My Top 5 Songs Not To Be Sung In Singapore (AK):

Along with some rather strange food in Singapore and Vietnam came some very strange Ball Park Music lyric changes. Apparently it's okay to have a brothel in the hotel but singing about such deeds is a no-no. Hence, ‘I only have sex with myself’ became ‘I only play chess with myself’ and ‘I f**cking love you’ became I ‘I rubber glove you’ – that doesn’t Read More

3 MINUTES AND 52 SECONDS WITH KEVIN MITCHELL – JEBEDIAH

Who? Kevin Mitchell City you call home? Melbourne and Perth.  Sorry, I have two. Favourite coffee spot in the world? Barcelona Favourite Kevin Mitchell composition of all time? Too many good ones to pick a favourite Dream collaboration? John Lennon or Kurt Cobain Can you tell a lot about a person by their bedclothes? No What about you? Maybe What Read More

THREE MINUTES AND 52 SECONDS WITH…TASH PARKER

Who? Tash Parker City you call home? Melbourne via The Kimberley Favourite coffee spot in the world? Somers General Store - walking distance from home and right on the beach. Favourite Tash Parker composition of all time? Ooooo....Gee it’s so tricky, it changes every day. Today it’s Beau’s Song (the one I wrote for my little sister) Dream Read More

THREE MINUTES AND 52 SECONDS WITH… Captain Pete from The John Steel Singers

City you call home? Brisboid.  Favourite coffee spot in the world? Tempo in West End in brisbane.  Favourite JSS composition of all time? Sleep, the final track on the album... its so kick ass it kicked my asses' ass.  Can you tell a lot about a person by their bedclothes? Bedclothes??? the early 1900's called and said they want their lingo back.  What inspires you? Read More

THREE MINUTES AND 52 SECONDS WITH… PRINCESS ONE POINT FIVE – SARAH-JANE WENTZKI

*City you call home? Melbourne. *Favourite coffee spot? In bed, with breakfast. *What inspires you? People who remind me that I can still be surprised occasionally. *I’m buying drinks, what’s your poison? Tequila shots with a side pint of Coopers Pale. Brilliant. *Last movie you saw? A Prophet - fucking amazing… sort of like the Godfather in French.*Best record right now? You mean, apart from What Doesn't Read More