Over 2016 I had the absolute privilege of talking to many incredible figures in the music industry. From MØ to Camille O’Sullivan, Dave from Gang of Youths to the brains behind Bjorn Again, here are all the links to my 2016 feature articles for Beat Magazine.
Thom Powers talks his break up with fellow lead of The Naked and Famous.
MØ talks about beating the pressure that followed on from her mega-hit with Major Lazer, Lean On.
Mick Newton, promoter and founder of A Day on the Green, talks about his new project A Weekend in the Gardens.
Love and creativity with Nothinge. Intrigued? Confused? Hungry? So was I.
Julia Jacklin, the queen of my quarter life crisis, on her critically acclaimed debut Don’t Let The Kids Win.
Napier’s Nelson Dore on his effortless rock’n’roll swagger.
Tim Hulsman analyses addiction in all it’s forms.
HEAPS GAY. ‘Nuff said?
Natalie Rize of Blue King Brown on using music as a pathway to higher consciousness.
Hope you’re hungry, for music, ’cause Darebin Music Feast serves it up a plenty.
You know that song you were hearing everywhere? Kylie Auldist sings that.
Alone in her room with a computer and the sound of silence, Julianna Barwick comes to
Ben Wright Smith is really fucking pretty. He also makes awesome music. We talked about it here, and I was cursing the fact it was a phone interview. Really guys. So pretty.
Camille O’Sullivan and Paul Kelly. Guyz.
Pierce Brothers used to be Bourke St buskers, now they play at Coachella. Fuck yeah.
Go Back to Black with an Amy Winehouse tribute for the ages.
Crying Sirens was a labour of love for Jesse Delaney.
Bjorn Again? Spicey Girls? Claire singing American Pie for impromptu drunk as fuck karaoke at Falls Festival with her boyfriend? No, go back to the real tributes for Tribute Mania, a festival for the rest of ya’ll. See what I did there?
Deborah Conway told me homeless people are that way because they made bad choices. yeah. Probs don’t read this one.
Dave from Gang of Youths provided me with my favourite (and potentially objectively the best) interview of my career thus far. Fucking thank you, you magnificent son-of-a-gun.
Ella Hooper talked all things Melbourne Music Bank aka, the way that awesomely talented individuals actually start a career for themselves rather than just ‘star’ in a ‘television’ ‘show’.
It’s LIVE. It’s LOCAL. It’s LIVE N LOCAL. #plsread
Stonefield, a band of fuckin’ awesome chikadees from Woopwoop, made me feel bad about myself cause they’re so much cooler than me. Also my first mag cover.
Writing about Cool Sounds was cool. It’s also near the end of this list and I’m growing tired.
I learnt about the culture of my ancestors (Indigenous lady in the house) and was left totally in awe of Scott Darlow after this chat.
I love wrestling. Especially Melbourne’s indie wrestling league. I wrote about it here.