Interviews

Q & A with TOBiAS

Q & A with TOBiAS

Melbourne indie singer songwriter TOBiAS, also known as Toby Robinson, is also a multi-instrumentalist as he plays guitar and banjo. His music is an eclectic yet original warm mix of folk, pop and country. Prior to pursuing a solo career, he played alongside the likes of Australian songwriters in Jen Cloher, Samuel Marcus and the Melbourne-based band The Promises. TOBiAS is currently finishing up an […]

Maggie Sapet (VIC)

December 18th, 2016

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Interview with Lance Ferguson of The Bamboos

Interview with Lance Ferguson of The Bamboos

Lance Ferguson won’t tolerate wallflowers when he and his soul/funk band The Bamboos return to Sydney to ring in the New Year. The gig tops off what has been a very busy group for the group, who have been touring and playing live extensively to celebrate their 15 years in the music industry, and are currently working on a brand new studio album. In this […]

Jackie Smith

December 13th, 2016

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Interview with Scott Darlow

Interview with Scott Darlow

Having called the music industry home for a number of years now, ex-school teacher turned singer/songwriter Scott Darlow discusses his debut solo album, Sorry, working with Shane Howard and being an ambassador for World Vision Australia. . . Congratulations on the release of your latest album, Sorry. Can you tell me about the inspiration behind the record as a whole? Thank you. Yeah, it’s a really interesting record. Some […]

Jackie Smith

December 13th, 2016

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Q & A with Who’s This?

Q & A with Who’s This?

The band you remember by forgetting – Melbourne’s psychedelic rock trio Who’s This? – featuring Lindsay Chapman (guitar/vocals), Lewis Reidy-Crofts (bass/vocals) and Sean Newell (drums/percussion/vocals). The independent band are busy getting new music recorded before the festive season really kicks into swing and they have a brand new single to spruik that comes with their first ever music video for the track Cosmic Nihilistic. They recently […]

Maggie Sapet (VIC)

December 13th, 2016

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Q & A with Ant Banister from Sounds Like Winter

Q & A with Ant Banister from Sounds Like Winter

Sydney based multi instrumentalist and producer Ant Banister is the front-man of local post punk outfit Sounds Like Winter. They released their debut album Initiate earlier this year and have been touring the album extensively around Australia ever since. AMNPLIFY had the opportunity to sit down with Ant recently and have a chat.  .  . Firstly, congratulations on the release of the debut Sounds Like […]

Dan Turner

December 7th, 2016

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Floor Jansen – Nightwish

Floor Jansen – Nightwish

Finnish symphonic metal pioneers Nightwish have certainly pushed the boundaries of their craft, both musically and thematically, since the band’s inception in 1996. Through a series of progressively complex and thought provoking albums the band have gained legions of fans worldwide, achieved chart success both in their homeland and in the US, and endured through several lineup changes always coming through stronger, more potent and […]

Jarrod Henry

December 6th, 2016

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Q & A with MO•LOUIE

Q & A with MO•LOUIE

Melbourne-based electro-pop soul artist Mo•Louie lives in a world where the soul and the artificial are intertwined. Mo•Louie’s soul powered music comes from what she sees around her and her internal journey of mental illness and curiosity. Mo has continued to experiment with her writing and performance skills over five years, with many different artists including The Coconut Rebellion and post-punk band The Primitive Calculators […]

Maggie Sapet (VIC)

December 5th, 2016

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Q & A with Youthfire

Q & A with Youthfire

Melbourne-based electronic singer-songwriter and producer Youthfire is the moniker of Stephen Carmichael. His musical journey began when he was introduced to artists like Phil Collins, Tears For Fears, Pink Floyd, Cyndi Lauper and Michael Jackson that subsequently spurred on his fascination and love for 80s music. Youthfire released his first single World On Fire back in 2014 and this was followed up with Leave soon […]

Maggie Sapet (VIC)

December 4th, 2016

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Q & A with Ivo Henzi of Forest of Fog & Cellar Darling

Q & A with Ivo Henzi of Forest of Fog & Cellar Darling

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Ivo Henzi a few times this year, first before his last Sydney show with Eluveitie and then when he joined Anna Murphy to perform her solo material at The Bald Faced Stag. It’s been a busy and life-changing year for Henzi, Murphy and Merlin Sutter. Parting ways with Eluveitie meant not only the birth of Cellar Darling, but also […]

Martin Michea

December 4th, 2016

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Q & A with Gemma Kirby

Q & A with Gemma Kirby

When she’s not driving trucks in the mines, Gemma Kirby’s life is all about country music. Releasing her latest album, Semi-Precious last year, her unique sound has piqued the ears of some of the industry’s best, including Adam Brand, who has recently announced her as the support act for his 2017 Get On Your Feet tour. In this interview with Jackie Smith, Kirby talks about […]

Jackie Smith

November 28th, 2016

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