Interviews

Podcast – Interview with Blaine Cartwright of Nashville Pussy

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November 10, 2010
Nashville Pussy

Blaine Cartwright of Nashville Pussy talked to Fraser Tebutt, pre-show in Hamilton, ON. Download the podcast: Blaine Cartwright of Nashville Pussy – Toronto Tocks Podcast 14 (right-click and choose ‘Save As’) Featured tracks in the podcast: “Can’t Get Rid of It,” Say Something Nasty...
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Nick Teehan interview

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October 28, 2010
Nicky Teehan - illustration by Natascha Malta

Usually when someone starts a sentence with, “I have this friend who’s in a band” I make some excuse to go because I know that someone’s going to hand me some awful EP to listen to, or try and drag me to a show that I don’t really want to go...
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Errata interview – Melbourne jazzcore band talk about their jazz-metal vision and, er, William Shatner

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October 25, 2010
Errata - Melbourne based jazz-metal band

Melbourne’s Errata are a rather, erm, “strange” band.  Stranger still is the fact that they chose to have an enigmatic figure calling himself “Henry Spencer” answer questions on their behalf…oh, and according to their Myspace, William Shatner is in the band too.  Read on at your own peril. So, I hear...
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Podcast – Jay Millette of Darlings of Chelsea and Black Halos

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October 22, 2010
Darlings of Chelsea at Bovine Sex Club, 16 October 2010 - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice

Podcast! – New MV contributor Fraser Tebbutt talks in-depth to Jay Millette of Darlings of Chelsea and formerly of Black Halos. Fraser has been running a great podcast called Toronto Tocks. The podcast below is Toronto Tocks #13, and the first to be cross-published on Music Vice. I’m sure you’ll enjoy...
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Berlin Brides interview – listen to a chat with the Greco-Deutsch electropop stars of Indie Week 2010

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October 16, 2010
Berlin Brides portrait photo at The Hideout during Indie Week 2010 - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice

Athens’ electropop duo Berlin Brides have been one of the best bands at Indie Week 2010 in Toronto. My first experience of hearing their music was when I saw them play during the Indie Week festival launch night at The Hideout – they made an immediate impact on me, as you...
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Kate Miller-Heidke interview – Aussie star on the C word and why Lilith Fair wasn’t a ‘concentration camp’

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September 30, 2010
Kater Miller-Heidke - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice

Kate Miller-Heidke is one of the brightest stars to emerge from Australia’s music scene in recent years.  Our Melbourne, Victoria based writer Danny Crombie lauded her talents after seeing her play a show at Hi-Fi in May 2009, declaring, “Kate is someone that you must see before losing the will to...
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Disturbed interview – band talk about Asylum, boycotting BP, the end of the world and their hunger to make music

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September 3, 2010
Mike Wengren and Dan Donegan of Disturbed - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice

“We pretty much just live music… it’s not a hobby, it’s not even a job… it’s a lifestyle; we live it, we breathe it, we eat it, we sleep it.” – Mike Wengren, Disturbed Earlier this week Disturbed released their fifth studio album Asylum. I caught up with the American metal...
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Pinky Beecroft interview – a Q&A with The White Russians frontman

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August 25, 2010
Pinky Beecroft interview – a Q&A with The White Russians frontman

Pinky Beecroft used to be a member of the infamous Australian band/cabaret act that was Machine Gun Fellatio, but these days his pet project is called The White Russians.  Michael Bowser gets the low-down on milk-based drinks, the brilliance of Ween and the merits of writing for TV shows like Farscape...
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The Bedroom Philosopher interview – On music, ‘nu-Australian’ and Mexican space stations

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August 19, 2010
The Bedroom Philosopher interview – On music, ‘nu-Australian’ and Mexican space stations

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, The Bedroom Philosopher is the musical persona of one Justin Heazlewood, a multi-talented comedian/writer/whatever-the-hell-else-he-feels-like-doing who clearly has spent far too much of his time travelling on trams.  Michael Bowser drills him about his heady new concept album, Songs From The 86 Tram, among other hot topics such...
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Deadly Are The Naked interview

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August 16, 2010
Deadly Are The Naked

Deadly Are The Naked are a Melbournian band who know how to Party – that’s with a capital fuckin’ “P”, folks! – both live and on record, as well as mellow out with the occasional silky-smooth, chilled ballad.  Michael Bowser moves up close enough to the flying sweat and the high-energy...
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