The Big Issue story: ‘Radical Son: From Cell to Studio’ – September 2014

A feature story for The Big Issue #468 — a profile of Indigenous Australian musician Radical Son and his recently released album, Cause & Affect. Click the image for a closer look, or read the article text underneath. IT’S HARD to imagine David Leha ever serving time in prison. On the phone he’s a quiet man, thoughtful to the […]

TheVine story: “Group Therapy: Does Australian Music Have a Drinking Problem?” February 2014

On the back of Bliss n Eso MC Max MacKinnon’s revelation that he has recently beaten a drinking problem (see previous story here), I surveyed twelve artists from around Australia — including Drapht, The Basics’ Kris Schroeder, Sietta’s Caiti Baker and The Butterfly Effect’s Ben Hall  — to get their thoughts on whether local independent music has […]

TheVine story: ‘The Dos and Don’ts (but mostly Don’ts) of Valentine’s Day for Single Dudes’, February 2012

I penned this tongue-in-cheek write-up for TheVine in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day 2012. Excerpt below. Hoo boy, it’s Valentine’s Day again. If ever there’s a time not to have a penis, it’s February 14. A day when we men, we many men, do our very best to either a) go away on business, or […]

Scene Magazine interview: Pegz, 2011

An interview for Scene Magazine with Australian hip-hop artist and label owner, Pegz, about his new album, Drama. Click on the scanned image for a closer look, or read the article excerpt underneath. Owning an independent record label isn’t easy; you don’t need to be in the music industry to know that. But try balancing […]

Scene Magazine interview: J.B. Ghuman Jr., 2011

An interview for Scene Magazine with US filmmaker J.B. Ghuman Jr. about his debut feature film, Spork. Click on the scanned image for a closer look, or read the article excerpt underneath. They say to write about what you know. Miami-born filmmaker J.B. Ghuman Jr. took that advice and ran with it for his debut […]

Scene Magazine interview: Ladi6, 2011

An interview for Scene Magazine with New Zealand R&B artist Ladi6. Click on the scanned image for a closer look, or read the article excerpt underneath. Karoline Tamati is living through a grind common to Kiwi artists. Her latest album, ‘The Liberation Of…’, has been on New Zealand shelves for almost four months, but only […]

Passion of the Weiss: A conversation with Simon Tong of Erland & the Carnival, 2011

An interview with Simon Tong of Erland & the Carnival. Originally conducted for Scene Magazine, the entire Q&A was published on Passion of the Weiss, a music site edited by LA Times journalist, Jeff Weiss. Excerpt below. The talent on tap for Erland & the Carnival, who emerged out of the busy London indie scene […]

Junior Magazine interview: Alex Burnett of Sparkadia, 2011

An interview for Junior Magazine with Alex Burnett of Sparkadia. Click on the scanned image for a closer look, or read the article excerpt underneath. A few years ago, Sparkadia were travelling the world and preparing for global domination. Or so it seemed. Just when any other fresh-faced act intoxicated on newfound fame would have […]

Scene interview: Joelistics, 2011

An interview for Scene Magazine with Melbourne emcee Joelistics. Click on the scanned image for a closer look, or read the article excerpt underneath. You wouldn’t blame Joel Ma for feeling a little irritated when the other members of his hip hop collective, TZU, all decided to procreate. For some emcees, fresh from gaining traction […]

Scene Magazine interview: Bow Wow, 2011

An interview for Scene Magazine with American rapper Bow Wow. Click on the scanned image for a closer look, or read the article excerpt underneath. It’s hard right now for Bow Wow to call any place home. The writing and recording, touring, acting and charity work seem to have him constantly hopscotching about the United […]