Sherbert colored skies and rainbow roads: Interview with Austin artist Alex Rose

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

Thieves with a motive: Interview with Billy Canino from Austin band ‘Thieves’

  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’

“If you try to find me”: Undercover interview with artist known as fuvk

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

Christmas for the Kiwi Cowboy

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

Sharks in the Deep End – new video ‘Crash Test Doll’

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’

To be ignored or have too much attention? My Generation X/Millennial crossroad conundrum

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