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Photo by Nick Horvat

Wing Defence one of the most exciting bands coming out of Australia. I just had to interview the band, so read on and find out why you should get behind this band. Plus tell your friends you have discovered the next big thing.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/wingdefence/

1. What inspired the film clip?

Skye: We try to DIY pretty much everything we do in some way… So we took footage in and out of the studio and Paigy put it together… on her phone! We have so much fun in the studio so we thought this would be the best way to get people to know us a little better and really capture what we’re about.

2. Why edit it using an Iphone?

Paige: Honestly, I probably made it a lot more difficult for myself editing it on a iPhone but I didn’t have a Mac at the time so I just used the software on my phone, it’s a pretty simple software thankfully.

3. Are you happy with the response to the song Stuck?

We’re stoked! Everyone seems to be loving it so far and we’ve had some great reviews. It’s so nice for us to receive that response from people.

4. What inspired the song and how was the song constructed?

We were on our way to a gig discussing how we wanted to start a bit of pop rock punk project together when Skye played her iphone voice memo of Stuck (almost a year ago now) in the car and we thought it was fkn excellent! We took it to our first studio session together and fleshed out the rest of our ideas for the track with our producer and great mate Benny.

5. How does a song start for you?

I think for both of us we start with a guitar riff and a theme a it could be something either of us are currently or previously gone through and then the words flow from there. We’ll often have a studio session and sometimes write as we go or other times will both bring a song in and watch it grow in the session.

6. Where does inspiration come from?

Our lives, the lives of others, world issues, beer, Coke Zero, the dog

7. Do you have any more songs lined up to be released this year?

We are releasing our next single this May… so soon!! very very excited

8. What do you hope the rest of the year will have in store for you?

We can only hope that the next few songs we release are received well, I know we’re both proud of them. We’re also keen to get touring as soon as possible. Band rehearsals have been so much fun.

9. Have you much response from industry regarding your music?

Yeah, it’s been a bit overwhelming but in a really good and wholesome way.

Chandler Juliet amazing new song Tribe of One, It’s a killer track and video clip is stunning. Chandler looks amazing in it. Can’t wait to hear more and hopefully their will be an interview with her on my site.

 

Jamie Miller

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The gorgeous and talent Jamie Miller is somebody who I came across last year and like the look of the work she was doing as an actor and a writer. She is working hard doing both. She was involved in a short film called Club Rat$ which I have shared the vimeo link below for you to watch. This is the blurb

CLUB RAT$ is a dark comedy about a vigilante girl gang who goes club hopping to target predatory men and teach them a lesson.

Jamie is a gorgeous talented lady, Hopefully will have an interview with her on the site real soon, Had her almost in my video series but there is next time. So making this talented lady my site beauty of the week.

https://www.jamiemilleronline.com/

 

CLUB RAT$ (FULL MOVIE) from Kill the Pig Productions on Vimeo.

NINA

What can I say I love Synthwave and NINA album Sleepwalking is excellent, one of the best albums of the year and this is what she had to say. I recommend you get the album it’s excellent.

http://www.ninasounduk.com

1. How did you get into Synthwave?

I remember watching ‘Drive’ and being completely in love with the Soundtrack, as it had so many 80’s references and I’ve always been a huge fan of 80’s music. I’m an 80’s child after all.

2. Are you happy how people have responded to the music?

Yes, very happy. My fans have been waiting long enough for my debut album, and I’m glad they liked it. It’s extremely rewarding.

3. How did the album Sleepwalking come about?

It took a good 3 years in the making and it’s a collection of 11 very personal songs. I worked with different producers all around the world, so it did take quite a while to get it finished but I’m very proud of it.

4. Was the writing process different to earlier material?

Yes. It was quite different this time, as I worked with a different team before and it was a very different experience. For my debut album I wanted to be completely in charge of the writing, creative process and also the visual aspect. The most important thing for me was to be comfortable throughout the entire process and to stay true to myself.

5. What was the inspiration behind the album?

Most of the songs were inspired from personal experiences but there are a couple of narratives in there too. I visit different subjects like being bullied in school during my teens, the struggle of my mum being a single parent in the 80’s in Berlin, having my heart broken, protecting the ones we love and also falling in love for the first time.

6. Was the recording process different to earlier material?

Yes, it was. This time we recorded 90% of my vocals in my home studio, which I’m very comfortable with and gave me more room to play around and try new ideas. I also flew to Sweden to record a couple of songs with Oscillian, who is an amazing producer based in Norrköping.

7. How does a song start for you, where does the idea from the song start?

Usually from personal experiences. I would write down what’s on my mind, without worrying too much about a rhyme or specific sections.

8. How important do you think things like NewRetroWave are important to the scene and of course getting your music out there to an audience?

NRW has been great to gather synthwave and retrowave fans together around the world, through social media. They are very important in this scene. They’ve been super supportive with all my releases and I love the fact that they keep growing incessantly.

9. What the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

I used to suffer from stage fright and a friend who grew up in the music industry once said to me “nerves are your friends. They push you further and help you be the best you can be on stage.” And it kind of stuck. The more I performed, the more I realized how true it was and I started to channel the energy differently.

10. Do you have moments where you just can’t write, how do you snap out that?

Definitely, I would go for a walk, or play with my cat, or watch some Netflix. Anything to take my mind away from the song I’m writing. I usually go back to it the following day with fresh ears and new ideas. Every song takes a lot of re-visiting. It’s all part of the process.

11. What do you do for downtime to full the fire for your music?

I love photography, so I take lots of photos with my vintage cameras. I also enjoy going to the cinema, I probably would have tried to pursue a career in acting, if I hadn’t chosen a career in music.

12. Do you have any rituals before going on stage?

I need peace and quiet before going on stage. I’ll drink lots of water (maybe even a whisky on the rocks!) and warm up my voice.

13. Do you think your writing has changed a lot from when you were starting out as a musician?

Yes definitely. I find it much easier now to open up about personal experiences, and I feel that I’ve finally found my sound.

This is pretty cool, let me know what you guys think. I have a feeling this band gonna do very well for themselves.

Katie Cole

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So I wanted to give my gorgeous sexy friend Katie Cole some more love on my site. She is a fantastic singer songwriter  who I got to hang out with again in January and interview which was way awesome. She currently working on a new album which I can’t wait to hear. The interview is part of my video series which I am currently working on getting finished. She was a total sweetheart as always. Katie is a fantastic talent that is why she is my site beauty of the week.

http://katiecoleofficial.com/

Photo by Dovvie

So my smoking hot gorgeous friend Alicia Sky has her new song out Turn The Sky Blue. It is a killer of a pop tune and it’s out now from all digital retailers. Watch out for the video coming out soon. Still one of my highlights of the year was being able to hang with her and interview her for my video series.

http://www.aliciasky.com/

This is the debut video clip for band Wing Defence who have it going on. Edited with a IPHONE. This Aussie band are a one to watch.

I love Retrowave/Synthwave so much I made a play list. Have a listen

I’ve known ILUKA for a number of years now seen her play a bunch of times and her new EP Ritual is now out and I recommend you go get it.

ILUKA‘s highly anticipated second EP Ritual came out on Friday. Four tracks of polished pop inspiration, she’s staying true to the retro revivalist leanings that have carved her reputation as Australia’s modern Motown ambassador.

The EP is sugar and spice – sweet hand over heart lyrical confessions depicting the push and pull of young love on ‘Broken Hearted’ and fiery call to arms war cries amid the bossy instrumentation of ‘Sympathy’. Each track decorated with quintessential ILUKA flair; shiny, ringing guitar runs, punchy brass arrangements and bodacious bass lines that just won’t quit.

She’s whet the appetite of retro pop enthusiasts nationally, drip feeding cuts off the EP since late last year. First single ‘Sympathy’ saw ILUKA fighting back against inequality the most powerful way she knew how; with a boppy as hell pop song. The track enjoyed big love from radio, too, receiving an old fashioned rinsing on community radio around the country and Double J adding it to rotation. Title track and follow up ‘Ritual’, a celebration of her individualism secured an add to Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’, clocked in at number nine on the AMRAP Regional Chart and earned a cheeky add to triple j Unearthed’s ‘Best New Music’ playlist.

No stranger to the bright lights of a live setting, she’s shared a stage with acclaimed national and international acts, including Alex Lahey, Dan Sultan, Mama Kin Spender, Killing Heidi and most recently Newton Faulkner on his Sydney Bluesfest sideshow. She will kick off her East Coast Tour in support of Ritual on Friday 6 April at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse on the Gold Coast.

Ritual EP is OUT NOW. Spend a night shimmy and shaking with ILUKA on her East Coast tour. Tickets on sale now from www.ilukamusic.com

THU 12 APR | TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA – Free Entry

SAT 14 APR | GRACE DARLING, MELBOURNE – Ticket

FRI 20 APR | RAD BAR, WOLLONGONG – Ticket

SAT 21 APR | WAYWARDS, SYDNEY – Ticket