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 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 page, … Continue reading “If you try to find me”: Undercover interview with artist known as fuvk
Merry Christmas everybody (or Happy Holidays if Jesus gets on your nerves). This year I’ll be staying in Austin for Christmas day so it will be my first Christmas away from family and friends in New Zealand. I haven’t found the pre-Christmas experience in Austin to be too different from my past in New Zealand, … Continue reading Christmas for the Kiwi Cowboy
Just letting y'all know that the Austin band Sharks in the Deep End is one I've really enjoyed listening to this year. I wrote a review on Ovrld for their debut album and also for their live show, so when alerted to their new video I thought I'd share it and encourage you to watch and listen. … Continue reading Sharks in the Deep End – new video ‘Crash Test Doll’
Back in 2012 I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Communications at the Auckland University of Technology (sounds cool right?) Towards the end of my Post Grad I chose a paper titled ‘Celebrity Culture’ and my favorite assignment in my academic history was labelled “The Question of Authenticity in Modern Rock Music”. It focused mostly … Continue reading To be ignored or have too much attention? My Generation X/Millennial crossroad conundrum
In Austin on November 17th Music and Memories are putting on a large fundraising event at the Moody Theater for the treatment and research of Alzheimer's (and all other dementia related disorders). It will feature the fine performances of musicians Marc Broussard and Austin's own Reed Turner. I was asked to interview them by Sundance Memory Care President Matt Stanley (who is co-organizing the … Continue reading Music and Memories: Interviews with Marc Broussard and Reed Turner
Last week I received an email from the PR team of LA residing artist Jackie Bristow and if I could give her some coverage for her new album Shot of Gold. It’s now released in the US and NZ and I was happy to interview her.