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Interview: After Midnight Special with Tristan Fidler, 27.12.16

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The ever-charming Mr Fidler had me on his late night talk show Midnight Special in the Up Late slot of RTRFM on Tuesday morning, and if you click the link you can hear me rant about 2016, read the first part of my online sequential fiction piece Wormwood, and gush over the playlist.  Also on were Korrin Stoney, a beaut artist, performing two songs for us and Danni McGrath, fine artist, talking about the Perth art scene for the year past.

http://rtrfm.com.au/shows/uplate?an_page=2016-12-27

Playlist:

  • Wilson Tanner – Long River
  • The Legendary Pink Dots – The Light In My Little Girl’s Eyes
  • Korrin Stoney – Live Performance #1
  • Kanye West – Facts (Charlie Heat Version)
  • Pool Boy – Thaw
  • Richard En – Live Reading
  • System Of A Down – Suite Pee
  • Mr Bungle – Desert Search For Techno Allah
  • Korrin Stoney – Live Performance #2
  • No Zu – Ui Yia Ula
  • Tevor Scruffles feat. Furchick – Trev dog sings for carrots
  • Cake – Short Skirt Long Jacket
  • Prince – Sign O The Times
  • Solange – Cranes In The Sky

 

INTERVIEW: Rag ‘N’ Bone Part 1, July 2015

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Out-takes from an interview done for GAPE Zine Issue #1, spend some time with Perth post rockers Rag’n’Bone as we chat about Radelaide, scunge and the Perth scene.

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Why Rag N Bone?

KIERA: So I guess we were going through a few different options – we started jamming way before we ever had an idea for a name – and we were like, “oh yeah, we should come up with something!” So we had Summertime Dark, was an option.

AXEL: Still could be honestly, it’s not too late to change. What have we got to lose?

KIERA: But I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of the rag’n’bone man or the rag’n’bone men… how they used to collect heaps of junk and people’s food and bones and chuck them in a cart and wheel them down the street… and I dunno, we just felt that that was appropriate for our music because it’s a bit of a mix.

AXEL: Unfortunately though, there is a rapper in the UK called Rag’N’Bone Man.

SARA: And there’s also like a Dutch dude, Danish dude who’s like a folk dude? He’s solo.  Maybe the next time we release something we should do a split…

KIERA: With Rag’n’Bone Man?  Continue reading INTERVIEW: Rag ‘N’ Bone Part 1, July 2015

INTERVIEW: Gary Numan, 20.05.14

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INTERVIEW: GARY NUMAN

First published by the Space Ship News 20 May 2014

The gentle London accent comes soft and measured down the line: “Yeah, that’s a weird one actually, but I do get more nervous for interviews now than I did when I started.  I’m not sure why that is but I do like them…”

After closing on four decades in the industry, electro guru Gary Numan is more confident than his comments would suggest.  “Performing I don’t really feel much anymore, I’ve spent my entire life on stage performing songs so it’s become as normal as having dinner.  All the nervousness and stage fright has just gone away through experience, replaced by a love and excitement of doing it,” he says, returning to mention is newest album, Splinter, released in October last year to a warm reception in alternative and indie charts across Europe:  “I still find studio work to be quite challenging, which is why, for me, I find the fact that Splinter has had such a fantastic reception especially pleasing.  But the touring side of things I really love, it’s by far the best part of being in a band.”

With every legacy comes a long shadow, however, and returning to Perth for the first time since touring his classic album The Pleasure Principle in 2011 with a new album of his industrial work is a risky choice.  While Numan has hosts of fans worldwide, with a strong following in the Perth gothic scene for his contemporary work as well as classics, newcomers are cautioned that this ain’t no ‘Cars’.  “I was diagnosed with depression round about 2008,” explains Numan, “There was this long period where I wasn’t myself and it had a very bad effect on my life, on my wife, career, family and so on.  And you feel broken, you know you’re not the same person.”  Once vowing never to tour his old material, it was in the midst of this illness and between albums Jagged and the new Splinter that he came to a new appreciation.   “If I went onto a radio show they would introduce me by playing ‘Cars’, then talk about the new single but not play it, then when I left the studio they would play ‘Are Friends Electric’ on the way out.  And it just… became very very frustrating.  There was about three years where I wouldn’t even play ‘Cars’ live which is a bit childish, but then I just started to realise that I actually should be proud of them.  ‘Cars’ has been one of the most famous songs in the world for nearly thirty five years; I should be grateful, really,” he resigns peacefully.

“We do do them still, live. The music that I’m making now is very heavy, very dark, kind of aggressive industrial, and I try to rework those songs and any of the other older songs that we do.  But the emphasis will obviously be on the new album.”  With a passionate live show in the wings and legion of faithful fans, Numan promises none will be let down by the latest, darkest offering.  “We’ve been touring Splinter now since August and I’ve got a pretty good feel for the balance between old and new and it’s working.  We’ve tried it on different countries, different audiences, and I think I’ve got it just about right.”

‘INTERVIEW: Gary Numan’ by Richard Moore.

http://www.spaceshipnews.com.au/interview-gary-numan/