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Interview: In The Hot Seat With Matt Webb From Marianas Trench

Marianas Trench may be named after the deepest part of the world’s oceans, but the pop-rockers have been rising to new heights in recent years. Known for their cheerfully infectious tunes, the band toured Australia for the first time back in 2012 – with guitarist Matt Webb telling us that he has “a real soft spot for everybody in Australia” after their warm reception.

Interview: In The Hot Seat With Lili Kendall

We recently caught up with Lili Kendall, the stunning 17-year-old from Brisbane, who was crowned the winner of internationally renowned song competition “Unsigned Only”. Check out what she had to say…

Interview: 360 Talks New Album ‘Utopia’ & Upcoming National Tour

Utopia by definition is an ideal place or state. So, as the title of 360’s third album, the name seems fitting. He crashed and burned after 2011’s double-platinum Falling & Flying, which ended with the Melbourne rapper spending three weeks in rehab late last year. However, like the phoenix, 360 rose from the ashes, releasing his epic follow-up, Utopia, earlier this year, and announcing the biggest national tour of his career this September.

Interview: I Killed The Prom Queen’s Jona Weinhofen talks ‘Beloved’ & ‘The Rise Of Brotality’ Australian Tour

Dull is definitely not a word one would use to describe I Killed The Prom Queen’s career. Spanning over 13 years, the Aussie metalcore heavyweights have seen countless lineup changes, a three-year hiatus in 2008 and several studio albums to their name. Now, in light of the release of their third LP Beloved, the band will return home this September for their mammoth Rise Of Brotality Tour.

Rapper 360 Strips Down For PETA In Their Ink Not Mink Campaign

Aussie rapper 360 is the latest celebrity to strip down and flash his ink in support of animal rights group PETA’s “Ink Not Mink” campaign. With the slogan: “Be Comfortable In Your Own Skin and Let Animals Keep Theirs”, the campaign is a call to action, urging people to give fur the “cold shoulder.”

Interview: In The Hot Seat With Lauren Glezer

We had the pleasure of catching up with the gifted singer-songer writer from Melbourne, Lauren Glezer, whilst on her debut East Coast tour. Check out what she had to say…

Review: 360’s Utopia Tour

“If you don’t know we were sent to kill. Some have mentioned and said we’re ill.” It’s 2011. I’ve switched on Channel V just in time to witness this line escaping the mouth of a tattooed white guy wearing a Will Smith t-shirt. He’s rapping over an unusual musical cocktail of indie guitar, robotic synth and heavy bass, and I find myself growing more and more intrigued with every bass drop. Little do I know that it’s 360, aka Matt Colwell, and he’s rapping his single, ‘Killer’ from his soon-to-be double platinum album, Falling & Flying. Flash forward three years to Friday September 5, 2014, and I am navigating my way through an assorted crowd of avid Aussie hip hop fans that are swarming Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion to catch a glimpse of the Melbourne rapper.

Interview: Frank Iero Of Frnkiero And The Cellabration

If the name Frank Iero sounds familiar it’s probably due to the fact that he lent his guitar prowess to emo-punk outfit My Chemical Romance for the better part of 12 years.

A major force in the mainstreaming of emo – a band that grew to be synonymous with side fringes, eyeliner and everything black – MCR decided to call it quits in March last year. Frank Iero, however, unable to tame the creative beast within, is now flying solo under the moniker FrnkIero And the Cellabration, with his debut album Stomachaches due out Friday August 29 via Cooking Vinyl Australia.

Interview: Taylor Henderson Talks ‘Burnt Letters’ And 2014 Australian Tour

Since strapping on his guitar and walking off the X Factor stage last year, (as the show’s runner-up) it has been quite a whirlwind for Taylor Henderson.

Now, with a Sony Music record deal, two albums under his belt, an amalgamation of squealing fangirls and the top spot on this week’s ARIA Album Chart, the country boy turned rock star is one to watch.

Interview: In The Hot Seat With Amy From Sheppard

Sheppard is a young and exciting indie-pop band out of Brisbane, comprised of siblings George (vocals/piano), Amy (vocals), and Emma Sheppard (bass), and their band mates Jay Bovino (guitar), Michael Butler (guitar), and Dean Gordon (drums).

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