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INTERVIEW: Patrick Ness, author of The Rest of Us Just Live Here.

INTERVIEW: Patrick Ness, author of The Rest of Us Just Live Here.

INTERVIEW: Patrick Ness, author of The Rest of Us Just Live Here By Steph O’Connell Patrick Ness is the author of the bestselling Chaos Walking trilogy and the prize-winning novel A Monster Calls. He has won every major prize in children’s fiction, including the Carnegie Medal twice. He lives in London.    BOOK REVIEW: The […]

10 Quick Ones with DAVID REECE of Sainted Sinners - February 2017

10 Quick Ones with DAVID REECE of Sainted Sinners – February 2017

According to famed record producer Chris Tsangarides: “Just imagine the best of Lynyrd Skynyrd meets Whitesnake and your somewhere in the ball park that Sainted Sinners inhabit, these guys know what it is to rock with style.” Fronted by the unique, soul-driven voice of American born vocalist David Reece, the band has cultivated a killer debut release.  On the […]

10 Quick Ones with RYAN BATES of Hyborian - February 2017

10 Quick Ones with RYAN BATES of Hyborian – February 2017

According to a recent press release: “With replicated, simulated and easily-absorbed tracks dominating the airwaves and often showy, overly conceptualized prog-dilutions ruling the underground, it seems the ability to achieve any sort of balance of the two in metal is primarily lost. Enter Kansas City metal hybrid HYBORIAN, who illustrate a perfect equilibrium of rich concept […]

10 Quick Ones with TWIG THE EXFOLIATOR of Kill The Precedent - February 2017

10 Quick Ones with TWIG THE EXFOLIATOR of Kill The Precedent – February 2017

According to a recent press release: “Rock music should be dangerous. It should be unpredictable. It should be unexplainable. Enter KILL THE PRECEDENT. Seven maniacs from Sacramento, CA raze and shred expectations with a singular style of crossover gonzo gutter thrash fueled by reckless punk abandon on their upcoming EP, Some Version of the Truth.”  Exclaims one of the […]

INTERVIEW: STEVE BROWN of Tokyo Motor Fist / Trixter - February 2017

INTERVIEW: STEVE BROWN of Tokyo Motor Fist / Trixter – February 2017

Steve Brown in a busy dude – whether riding high as guitarist in his longtime band Trixter, riding shotgun as fill-in guitarist with Def Leppard when needed due to Vivian Campbell’s medical treatments, riding solo as a one-man band gigging around New Jersey and New York, or riding the melodic wave that Frontiers Records seems to […]

10 Quick Ones with MARGARITA MONET of Edge Of Paradise - February 2017

10 Quick Ones with MARGARITA MONET of Edge Of Paradise – February 2017

As the bands story goes: “Edge Of Paradise was formed by Margarita Monet and Dave Bates in 2011. Few months after formation, the band released their debut album Mask that featured rhythm section of bassist Tony Franklin (Blue Murder, The Firm) and drummer Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth Band). Mask came out at #6 most added on national CMJ radio, right behind Machine Head and solidified existence of Edge Of Paradise.”  Fast […]

10 Quick Ones with CHRIS GREEN - February 2017

10 Quick Ones with CHRIS GREEN – February 2017

To quote a recent press release regarding Chris Green’s new material: “Best known as the guitarist for metal veterans Tyketto and Rubicon Cross, Chris Green will be showcasing his six-string skills on an all-instrumental five-song EP, Unveil (for which a teaser video can be viewed here). The release comes hot on the heels of Tyketto’s latest […]

10 Quick Ones with SAMMY LEE of Red Reign - February 2017

10 Quick Ones with SAMMY LEE of Red Reign – February 2017

To quote the bands bio on their website: “If you long for the sounds of such vintage hard rock acts as Van Halen, Dokken, Queensryche, and Aerosmith (to name a few), then the Virginia-based quartet, Red Reign, is most definitely the band for you. Originally formed in summer of 2013 in Richmond, Red Reign singer/guitarist […]

10 Quick Ones with MARTIN STRANGE of Strange Karma - February 2017

10 Quick Ones with MARTIN STRANGE of Strange Karma – February 2017

To quote the bands bio on their website: “The story of Strange Karma begins, as most rock and roll stories often do, with a single moment and a spark that turned itself into a raging inferno.  This spark took place inside a tiny little bar in New York City with our lead singer Martin Strange. […]

INTERVIEW: DAN “WOODY” WOODGATE, MADNESS – February 2017

INTERVIEW: DAN “WOODY” WOODGATE, MADNESS – February 2017

INTERVIEW: DAN “WOODY” WOODGATE, MADNESS – February 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Returning to Australia for their first tour in eight years, Madness bring their zany antics and dozens of pop hits to Fremantle Arts Centre on Monday, 10th April as part of their Australian ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’ tour. SHANE PINNEGAR pinned down drummer Dan […]

Q+A – CAPTAIN SENSIBLE, THE DAMNED

Q+A – CAPTAIN SENSIBLE, THE DAMNED

Q+A – CAPTAIN SENSIBLE, THE DAMNED By Shane Pinnegar British punk legends The Damned bring their uniquely colourful psych punk mayhem to Australia this March, as they continue their 40th Anniversary Tour. SHANE PINNEGAR had the opportunity to email guitarist Captain Sensible (not a big fan of phone interviews) some questions, and The Captain had […]

INTERVIEW: DAMON JOHNSON, BLACK STAR RIDERS – January 2017

INTERVIEW: DAMON JOHNSON, BLACK STAR RIDERS – January 2017

INTERVIEW: DAMON JOHNSON, BLACK STAR RIDERS – January 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Damon Johnson may not be a household name, but he brings a richly varied career to his post as founding guitarist and co-songwriter of Black Star Riders, the band formed from the ashes of Thin Lizzy’s latter-day incarnation. With third album Heavy Fire […]

INTERVIEW: AARON KEYLOCK – February 2017

INTERVIEW: AARON KEYLOCK – February 2017

INTERVIEW: AARON KEYLOCK – February 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Even at only nineteen years of age, Aaron Keylock is the hottest new guitar sensation you’re likely to hear this year. Hailing from the UK, we’ve already labelled his debut album Cut Against The Grain (which was released on 20 January) as “the first truly great […]

TEN QUICK ONES with JOSH JOHNSTONE, VIDA CAIN

TEN QUICK ONES with JOSH JOHNSTONE, VIDA CAIN

TEN QUICK ONES with JOSH JOHNSTONE, VIDA CAIN By Shane Pinnegar Perth melodic rock foursome VIDA CAIN released their excellent second album Yeah Nah [reviewed here] in October, and will be storming the barricades at Four 5 Nine Bar this Friday, 10 February, 2017, after a successful East Coast album tour. Featuring superb support from […]

TEN QUICK ONES with BRIAN DUNNE of POTATO STARS

TEN QUICK ONES with BRIAN DUNNE of POTATO STARS

TEN QUICK ONES with BRIAN DUNNE of POTATO STARS By Shane Pinnegar Masters of raucous and abrasive rock n’ roll, Potato Stars have been an indefinable entity on the Perth music scene for decades – part punkish fury, part raw suburban blues, part pop genius and art noisenik experimentation. With an ever-fluid line-up and a […]

INTERVIEW: SKYE EDWARDS – SKYE & ROSS, January 2017

INTERVIEW: SKYE EDWARDS – SKYE & ROSS, January 2017

INTERVIEW: SKYE EDWARDS – SKYE & ROSS, January 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Possessing a velvet voice and a radiant smile, Skye Edwards and collaborator Ross Godfrey bring Skye & Ross – Morcheeba in all but name – to the Perth International Arts Festival this week, playing Chevron Festival Gardens at Elizabeth Quay on Sunday, 12 […]

INTERVIEW – SUZI QUATRO, January 2017

INTERVIEW – SUZI QUATRO, January 2017

INTERVIEW – SUZI QUATRO, January 2017 By Shane Pinnegar Suzi Quatro famously gave up touring at the start of 2015, staging a Final Australian tour to say thankyou to her Australian fans. Just two years later – she’s back with a vengeance – and a new supergroup – playing a month of shows from Tweed […]

INTERVIEW: BRIAN CADD – December 2016

INTERVIEW: BRIAN CADD – December 2016

INTERVIEW: BRIAN CADD – December 2016 By Shane Pinnegar More well known for his sublime piano ballads like Ginger Man and Little Ray Of Sunshine, Brian Cadd has delivered a new solo album – his first in eleven years – that reminds fans that his ‘70s Bootleg Family Band kicked out the jams live on […]

TEN QUICK ONES WITH... MARLON GERBES of SIX60

TEN QUICK ONES WITH… MARLON GERBES of SIX60

TEN QUICK ONES WITH… MARLON GERBES of SIX60 By Shane Pinnegar What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realised you wanted to be a musician? Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ was my earliest memory of music. I obsessed over that song for a long time. I got […]

INTERVIEW: STEPHEN PEARCY - January 2017

INTERVIEW: STEPHEN PEARCY – January 2017

With RATT in the rock news just about every day, it was amazing that we were able to pin down Stephen Pearcy for a few minutes recently, but instead of rehashing old news (or new news if you aren’t aware of current goings on), we wanted to chat about Stephen’s new release – SMASH.  This disc […]

INTERVIEW – MARC COLLIN, NOUVELLE VAGUE – January 2017

INTERVIEW – MARC COLLIN, NOUVELLE VAGUE – January 2017

INTERVIEW – MARC COLLIN, NOUVELLE VAGUE – January 2017 By Shane Pinnegar French duo Olivier Libaux and Marc Collin thought up a crazy idea in 2004 – the producers and musicians would make a cover version of Joy Division’s post-punk classic Love Will Tear Us Apart in a bossa nova (Portuguese for ‘new wave’). It […]

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