When I had only been in Austin for 2 months I was introduced to the Austin band Sharks in the Deep End through the website Ovrld, asking if I wanted to review their debut album ‘Killing Machine’. I loved it and I had it playing regularly wherever I went during the hot summer. So I … Continue reading Drying tears before defeating fears: Interview with Austin band Sharks in the Deep End.
Lead by none other than Aaron Sinclair, A. Sinclair is an Austin band with two quality albums under its belt, two delightfully gory music videos, and two new songs currently been released through Dangerbird Records. I had a great chat with Aaron over the phone where we discussed the recent album 'Get Out of the … Continue reading Getting out and having fun: Interview with Austin band A. Sinclair
Andy Davis is a singer and songwriter who has been sharing his tunes and talent with the world for over 10 years now. Though he could be considered a veteran, he’s still pursuing new ways to create music that engages a listener to the tale being told. He was in Austin about to play a … Continue reading The desire to tell a story: An interview with Andy Davis for Providence House
Growl is an Austin band whose recently released album ‘Won’t You’ is regularly getting played on my earphones and car speakers. I was therefore very pleased to interview them while sitting at a table under the trees, sharing a pitcher of beer at The ABGB. They were great to talk to, and so let’s proceeded … Continue reading Roommates, bandmates, live tapes: An interview with Austin band Growl.
When I was writing my article for Ovrld, the hypothetical ‘Austin Emo-Revival’; Later Days was a band name regularly dropped by other artists and promoters that I interviewed. I didn’t get around to interviewing Later Days personally, so I made it up to them by organizing a chat with The Kiwi Cowboy. It was fun to … Continue reading Purpose in the Sound: Interview with Austin band Later Days
Last week I had the privilege of talking in person with ‘indie-folk’ singer & songwriter Dwight Smith. He was playing that night at the cool venue Stay Gold on East Caesar Chavez, and we chatted in Stay Gold’s outdoor courtyard. I got to see him play afterwards and he’s one quality artist, with an album under his belt and one more arriving soon (hopefully).
While I was researching artists I wanted to listen and talk to, Alex Rose came up on D0512’s ‘Local Bands You Should Be Listening To’ page. I instantly enjoyed her absorbing music that she shares on her Bandcamp, and asked her if she wanted to chat with me about it. She graciously said yes and here's our cool conversation
Ok, so, that title might make it sound like I'm peeved off at the world and I need to bring it down for the people of New Zealand. I thought that since us from NZ are regularly told by the world we're a relaxed bunch there are a few things that can bring us discomfort. … Continue reading Things that bother Kiwis both home and abroad
Thieves are an Austin band which, like many rock bands, value uncompromised musical emotion high above what they see to be fabricated authenticity. It’s no wonder then that the influence of bands such as Taking Back Sunday and Brand New can be heard on their recently released debut album titled ‘No Motive’. I asked singer … Continue reading Thieves with a motive: Interview with Billy Canino from Austin band ‘Thieves’
In a world of saturated media with untold avenues of the social media that musicians and artists have to drive down, it's a little refreshing to stumble on a new musical talent that isn't fussed by whether you listen to them or not. Apart from being in Austin and having the artist tag fuvk; there's no name, no Facebook … Continue reading “If you try to find me”: Undercover interview with artist known as fuvk