March/April/May ’21 post dump!

So this time I actually have an excuse for leaving this blog out to gather dust – I have been keeping myself super busy lately! And I’m feeling all the better for it!

I’ve picked up a new job as part of the Australian news team for NME, I’ve been writing a bunch of editorial for BLUNT, and I’m still going strong with Australian Guitar. I’ve also teamed up with the absolute gems at UNFD to write for their new podcast series, showcasing highlights from their back catalogue in celebration of the label’s ten-year anniversary. You can check that whole thing out here.

Milo and I are planning to move in the next few months, too, so there’s been a lot of time spent hoarding bits and pieces, looking at places, and hashing out a game plan. We did the RSPCA Million Paws Walk this month, which was an absolute blast – as you can see above, Bruno was definitely the biggest fan between us. We raised over $1,000 for pups in need! Go us!!!

Anyway, here’s everything of mine that got published around the web throughout March, April and May of 2021 ☺️

LITERALLY MY OWN SITE

A very belated chat with Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins

BLUNT

Death From Above 1979: “We’re free to run wild”

Drown This City: Finding the colour in trauma

Twenty One Pilots: A world of imagination

Teenage Joans: High school, heartbreak and hunger

In retrospect: Hellions’ ‘Opera Oblivia’

AUSTRALIAN GUITAR (via GUITAR WORLD)

Plini: “I’m really happy with everything on this record, which I don’t think has ever happened before”

Orianthi: “I wanted to really mess with my sounds and try new stuff”

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ Jack McEwan: “It’s the clean tone that really defines what a great guitar sounds like”

Jess Locke: “The world is insane at the moment – I feel like I couldn’t help but just absorb everything!”

Evanescence’s Jen Majura and Troy McLawhorn: “I think it’s a very beautiful, very meaningful, very REAL album”

Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett: “In 25 years, we’ll all be on stools, playing ukuleles and doing ballads – but we might still be going!”

Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen: “We’ve loved Australia since the first time we went there in 1978”

Greta Van Fleet’s Jake Kiszka: “We wanted to create something orgasmic and cinematic”

Carla Geneve: “It’s really honest and transparent songwriting about what I was going through”

The Rubens’ Izaac Margin: “I’ve kind of gotten over the guitar sounding just like a guitar”

Adrian Smith & Richie Kotzen: “The style of the record came from our instincts and how we play together”

Middle Kids’ Hannah Joy: “This album is a bit more reflective – there’s a bit more space and it’s a bit more dynamic”

Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull: “It was like we had only finished the edges of a 2,000-piece puzzle, and then we had to figure out the insides”

Tomahawk’s Duane Denison: “There’s a political statement to be made in the whole concept of a band”

Tigers Jaw’s Ben Walsh: “This band has always had a really great sense of community around it”

Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite: “2020 was such a crazy year that we were just trying to get through it more than anything else”

A Day To Remember’s Kevin Skaff: “We threw out the imaginary rulebook that never existed”

The Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen: “It was very literally music that saved my life”

NOFX’s Aaron ‘El Hefe’ Abeyta: “We’re older now, so there’s a lot more sad shit to write about”

The Bamboos’ Lance Ferguson: “I found it far more enjoyable, because everyone was putting in more creative energy”

St. Vincent: “I wanted to make something more grounded – more, like, from the guts”

Epica’s Mark Jansen: “I cannot stand when things stay the same for too long”

You Am I’s Tim Rogers: “I was always writing – it was just that I wasn’t being a good friend or bandmate”

Melvins’ Buzz Osborne: “We’ve written and recorded more than 500 songs – what can we do to keep it fresh?”

Mannequin Pussy’s Marisa ‘Missy’ Dabice: “It felt like a lifeline to suddenly have something to pour ourselves into”

Waterparks’ Awsten Knight: “I wanted to make Greatest Hits sound more grand and expensive, and just massive…”

Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr: “We wanted Typhoons to feel like a debut record”

Teenage Joans’ Cahli Blakers: “I don’t think a song is ever truly done as soon as we’ve finished writing it”

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready on teaming up with Fender to recreate his prized 1960 Stratocaster

The six-string origins of DZ Deathrays

Birds Of Tokyo fill us in on their favourite summer jams

Australian Guitar’s Fresh Frets: Vol. 7

Spotlight: Axel Carrington of New Talk

Spotlight: Kai Cult

Spotlight: Jack Gray

Spotlight: Rhys Hope of Highline

Spotlight: Marie Ulven Ringheim, a.k.a. Girl In Red

Spotlight: Tynan Reibelt of Deadlights

Spotlight: Tyne-James Organ

Spotlight: Josh Renjen of Drown This City

Producer Profile: Shane Edwards

Nova Twins – Who Are The Girls? album review

Stumps – All Our Friends album review

Hospital Bracelet – South Loop Summer album review

The Weather Station – Ignorance album review

Hayley Williams – FLOWERS for VASES / descansos album review

Citizen – Life In Your Glass World album review

Erra – Self-Titled album review

The Antlers – Green To Gold album review

Death From Above 1979 – Is 4 Lovers album review

Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham – The Song Club album review

The Small Calamities – Moments Of Impact album review

Drown This City – Colours We Won’t Know EP review

Live Review: Yours & Owls Festival 2021

NME

Listen to Alex Lahey’s original song for Netflix film ‘The Mitchells Vs The Machines’

Listen to Eliza & The Delusionals’ catchy new single, ‘YOU’

Luca Brasi to headline Gold Coast’s 2021 CRAFTED Beer & Cider Festival

Unreleased XXXTentacion songs to be offered as NFTs

Fucked Up premiere colossal 26-minute collaboration with Julien Baker

Phi11a to embark on national ‘Riot’ tour in June

Watch Tim Minchin cover a fan-requested Ball Park Music hit for Like A Version

Listen to the vicious new Apate single, ‘Under My Skin’

Skrillex teams up with Swae Lee and Siiickbrain for guitar-driven single ‘Too Bizarre’

Red Rocks Amphitheatre offers COVID-19 vaccine at its events

John Mayer assures his next album will “all fire up very soon”

Listen to Vance Joy’s bubbly comeback single, ‘Missing Piece’

Amyl and the Sniffers announce June residency at the Croxton in Melbourne

Regurgitator celebrate 25 years of ‘Tu Plang’ with a surprise deluxe reissue

Listen to the effervescent new Odd Tastes single, ‘It’s Alright’

Alanis Morissette releases new song ‘Rest’ in support of Mental Health Action Day

My Chemical Romance announce 2022 Australian arena tour

Danny Elfman drops video for new version of Oingo Boingo’s ‘Insects’

Members of Deftones, Killswitch Engage, In Flames and more deliver heavy metal cover of Björk’s ‘Hyperballad’

The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodríguez-López uploads 62-album catalogue to streaming platforms

Listen to Katz and Sophia Brown team up on a new single, ‘Only You’

James Reyne leads inaugural Valley Sounds acoustic festival lineup

Clare Bowditch stresses a need for vaccination increase to save Australia’s music industry

Wolfmother and Hayley Mary lead the inaugural Byron Music Festival lineup

Listen to Yorke’s groovy new single, ‘Window Shopping’

Moss crowned the winner of triple j Unearthed’s 2021 collab contest

Hilltop Hoods and Nai Palm are the Australian ambassadors for Record Store Day 2021

SBS cancels plans for Eurovision Asia Song Contest

Members of Tonight Alive and Stand Atlantic lead Crowbar Sydney fundraiser show

Listen to two new Juice WRLD tracks, including Lil Uzi Vert’s ‘Lucid Dreams’ remix

Polo G sets a release date for new album ‘Hall of Fame’

DL and Nathaniel team up for soulful new single, ‘Love’

Listen to the catchy new single from Down For Tomorrow, ‘Sentimental’

DZ Deathrays, Stand Atlantic and more streaming live sets on Amazon tonight

Oly Sherman announces debut album, ‘Land of All Pretend’

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