Melbourne Music Archives - The Creative Issue - News for Creatives
On the eve of Melbourne’s second lockdown we caught up with RAT!hammock frontman Jackson Phelan to chat about their new song, quarter-life crisis, songwriting, production, and tales of dropped chips at Bigsound.
There has got to be something special about a year-old band who has already released a self-titled album, scored a spot on the ARIA album chart, and developed a fan base that continues to flourish incredibly. And there definitely is. This band is no other than Camp Cope.
The greatest thing about music is that there are no boundaries, and Melbourne experimental hardcore band Ocean Grove are completely revelling in that fact.
After a killer year, releasing his highly acclaimed debut albumÂ Built On Glass and taking his electronica heaven around the globe,Â Chet Faker has announced a homecoming tour that will be his biggest yet!
Embracing the festive spirit, Mebournians Mighty Duke & The LordsÂ gave treats over tricks this Halloween, releasing their fresh singleÂ Werewolf Calypso and announcing a celebratory launch party at Melbourne’s infamous theÂ HiFiÂ Â in its honour.
To me, The Avalanches are an almost mythic group. Formed in the late 90s by a collection of Melbourne based musos, DJs, and producers, the group became a popular feature of the Melbourne club scene before releasing their debut (and so far only) album at the start of the new millenium. The group is defined by their use of samples gathered over years from records sourced at op-shops to create a rich and beautiful sound.
After a rapid rise to national radio in 2013 with singles ‘Black Widow’, and ‘Outrun the Future’, Melbourne bandÂ Them BruinsÂ entered the studio in 2014Â to record their debut album.
I was lucky enough to meet the Melbourne 3-piece at a Deep Sea Arcade gig in Brisbane last year.
The Red Lights bring more to the table than just charm and good looks, they also make some pretty great music. Baring a vocal resemblance to Julian Casablancas, the lead singer of The Red Lights Dean Valentino caught up with me via correspondence (oh yes, I use words like correspondence now) for a chat.