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Tully On Tully Live @ The Toff In Town 25/4/2015

Tully On Tully played a cracker set on Saturday night and the room sounded fantastic, The soundie did an excellent job of mixing the room. The band was really on fire, I really loved the new songs they had performed, and they were energetic and live. The slow ballady type tunes really got to show off the song writing, lyrics and vocals of Natalie Foster that really shined. They are good band, and with the new stuff they performed, it’s only going to get better for them. The crowd really went nuts for Stay. The song about going to sleep just won me over. All These Words is a song rip to be cranked and played over and over again, it’s a song that really grabbed you in their set. The musicianship on the night was first rate, the band really delivered a solid set that if you just saw them for the first time you would be blown away. Tully On Tully are band that are going to go places and if they keep delivering performances like they did on Saturday, they are going do it.

Gordi

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Gordi is a fantastic Australian singer songwriter that is gaining fans and media a buzz at a great rate.  I wanted to find out more, so naturally this is what she had to say.

https://www.facebook.com/music.Gordi

1. Are you happy how media and people have gotten behind your music?

Absolutely. People have been so receptive to the music I’ve put out in these last 6 months. The support from the blog world and other forms of media has been fantastic and it’s been great meeting people at my recent run of live shows

2. What was it like for you to play on a tram?
It was difficult! It was so much fun but trying to maintain my centre of gravity while projecting my voice without a microphone seemed to push my multi-tasking skills to their limit. It was great though, kind of like the rawest form of music you can get – playing to an unsuspecting audience with nowhere to hide.
3. What inspires you when writing music?
Everything. Films, poems, other music. The lyrical ideas mainly come from my personal life, but when my personal life is going through a boring patch I turn to fiction!
4. How does a song come to you?

It’s always different but I get the same feeling every time. Like this thing is welling up in my chest and I have to get it on paper, whatever ‘it’ is. Sometimes it’s lyrics first, like I’ll be driving along and a line will cross my mind so I’ll record it in my iPhone notes and when I get home start working from that. Basically if I get a whiff of inspiration from somewhere I try to churn out as much as I can before I lose the thread.

5. Do you have moments where you just cant write?
Yes all the time. I find it best to just walk away for a little while rather than flog a dead horse. If I’m really stuck I’ll start listening to a whole range of music and reading as much as I can to load my brain up with different styles of chords and words.
6. How does having Triple J support help you?

The support of Triple J is so important to me. It gives me exposure that is impossible to get anywhere else and to an audience that I’m trying to have my music heard by. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the people working there and I have the feeling that once they get behind an Australian artist, they really give you all the support you need. There really aren’t many countries that have a Triple J, so Aussie acts are extremely blessed!  Our community radio network is also fantastic!

7. Where do the ideas and themes for your video clips come about?

They could come from anywhere, but usually by brainstorming a few different ideas.  I worked with my manager and a videographer friend on the video  for Nothing’s As It Seems. We’re about to film a new one for my latest single ‘Taken Blame’.   The brainstorming of ideas usually comes from watching hundreds of movies, shows, other video clips and finding inspiration there.

8. What your thoughts on streaming media?
I think it’s great. It means that my music on Soundcloud has been streamed over 100 times in Estonia. I can’t imagine that back in the day I would’ve reached any sort of audience in Estonia. Obviously it has its drawbacks, namely financial, but there’s no point getting down about that. The exposure that streaming media offers is of greater benefit to an artist at my level than sale of physical copies. Though I can see Taylor Swift’s point.
9. How important is social media to you?
Like streaming, social media means international exposure at the click of a button- and it doesn’t cost you a cent! Social media is everything these days in terms of advertising, I actually can’t imagine how the music industry functioned without it (though I’m told it did quite well!) Every social media platform has a crucial function in getting information across to fans and more importantly, connecting with them.
10. Will we get any more releases from you this year?
You certainly will! I’ll be dropping an EP towards the middle of the year with another single on the way soon.  We’ve also got a bunch of remixes which we’re excited to share!
11. What does 2015 mean to you?

It means a lot of writing and a lot of touring. The most important thing right now is building my fan base both here and overseas.

Adria awesome new song off their amazing EP is worth a listen as so is getting the EP which totally rocks. Check it out peeps.

Those cool cats in Passerine have a sick new gig happening on the 22nd of May at The Espy and it’s totally free. So many good electro acts to get down too, it’s gonna be a ripper.

Have you seen The first episode of The Parx-e Show yet.

Yes after months even a few years of the idea. The first episode is now live and for your viewing. It can be viewed also at 1080p for those who decided to do so.

The first episode of The Parx-e Show has interviews with Australian actor Ella Cannon, Canadian singer songwriter Heather Longstaffe, American singer songwriter Karen Waldrup and Melbourne band Passerine.

Future shows will be a lot shorter episode 2 is only 25 minutes

It’s been a long time coming is The Parx-e Show but end of next week. The first episode will be up if all goes to plan. I’m happy how things have turned out for it. Got some great interviews, but future shows will be a lot shorter in length. A new compilation CD is in the works too, yep I ain’t stopping for nothing. The site will always be here for me. I am a one man operation,  I have 10 more interviews to go until 600 interviews. Not bad for a non cool, not hipster not writing for some cool website with cred. Nope I am me and me only.

So if I am  a little slack, it’s because of The Parx-e Show and many other things. But I dig what I do and are happy because of what I do. I enjoy doing it a real lot. Have made some amazing friends because of it.

So I ain’t going anywhere.

 

These guys will be hitting the road in May to support their new EP.

 

I’m sorry for the lateness in any site updates or what you call it recently, The Parx-e Show is be to launched on the 10th and is fixing up the final bits of the first episode so it’s a cracker for you to watch. But these are the artists I am loving at the moment.

Client Liaison

Saw them twice a week ago bought merch and have been a fan ever since they released their first song. Music is so catchy and a joy to the ears.

Passerine

These Melbourne cats know how to turn it on music wise and write some cracking catchy music and yeah see their interview in the first episode of the Parx-e Show

Julia Henning

I love Julia music think she is a fantastic singer songwriter from Adelaide, keep missing her shows, due to me being away but plan to have her on the Parx-e Show.

Jasmine Nelson

This artist now living in Melbourne will be one of the surprise albums of the year, I have it, she gave me a copy and yeah it is so good. Her song Keep Her Close is on my last compilation CD which you can still get for free off my website.

Imagine Dragons

Yeah I dig them, so what, I think their music is excellent, great songs, new album is really good and Shots is my favourite track off the album.

Noel Gallagher

I am a Oasis fan and not ashamed to admit it, but Noel new album has some solid songs on it. Like this song.

Destiny Love

I really dig Destiny debut album, I think it is unique and special. If you get a chance to check out Home in the Light, do so it’s really well written and sung.

Belmont Lights

I saw these guys in LA in January at The Whisky and loved what I heard and bought their EP straight away and was hooked and can’t wait for more from them.

Will Tucker

Saw this cat play at B.B. King Club in Memphis and was blown away, He gonna go far.

I adore Julia Henning and think she is a fantastic artists, blown away by what she does. Sadly I can’t see her play while she is in Melbourne as I’ll be out of the country but go see her on tour when she playing around Aussie, she is fantastic, will hopefully have her on The Parx-e Show.

I adore AVABERÉE, they are on Parx-e Volume 4 and is this is their new track and it’s cracker. Avaberee rock.

Great song and can see her going very far.

 

Guttermouth

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Guttermouth are touring Aussie again and still going strong. Mark answered my questions, so read on and go see them live.

http://xxx-guttermouth-xxx.com/

1. What has happened to you in the last few years has that inspired you with new songs?

1. well its about fucking time I got off my ass and did what a musicians suppose to do. I’ve already been lumped in with the 90’s bands and I don’t want to be lumped in with the 70’s bands who just tour greatest hits albums over and over. That sounds like double jeopardy to me. As far as inspiration goes I have never stopped writing I just haven’t been recording. Recording felt like washing your clothes on a flat rock in a river bed to me. But now my electrity is back on I can wash my clothes and dishes AND plug the old 4 track back in. All i need now is to pay the gas man and I can make a cup of tea cook and some maggie noodles while I write. As your all know i sneeze hits so we have we have two and a half boxes empty of cleanex and a gaggle of great songs waiting to be recorded.

2. Do you think playing shows and touring fuels the fire?

2. Where there’s smoke there’s fire! In case of fire break glass and call 000!!!

3. What does Australia mean to the band?

3. Well its home for Alex but its a home away from home for the rest of us. Especially myself. The amount of life long friends made over the years has been life changing and can only happen in a country like yours. Which I wish was mine… America blows right now. And as I’ve said before I’d turn in my passport in a second!! Maybe someone will marry me for citizenship (wink wink).

4. Will we any new releases from you guys in the future?

4. YES.

5. A lot of bands are doing the classic album tour, would you guys ever do that? (Huge fan of Teri Yakimoto)

5. I can’t rule it out, I’d try anything once. Its tough when you have 10 records though. Unless we play for a week straight in every city.

6. If you could do things differently would you?

6. No I wouldn’t do anything differently i’m coming to Australia for my 18th time!! How many bands can say that. See you next week!!