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Matthew Sheens: “I get bored easily and rely on things outside my experience to shape my music”

Matthew Sheens: “I get bored easily and rely on things outside my experience to shape my music”

"Half of 'Cloud Appreciation Day' was written before a friend died suddenly and completed after the event, so there is a bipolar quality to it. Almost every track has a distressing background, but it doesn't always make the music depressing. In some cases, the reaction was to write more uplifting sounding music". Read More »

Erica Bramham:  ” I love working with words”

Erica Bramham: ” I love working with words”

"While studying jazz at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, this made me feel quite inadequate, but there was a point when I stopped comparing myself to all the great bebop singers and embraced my own way of making and enjoying music". Read More »

Nick Mulder: “I’ve absolutely loved co-leading the Mulder/Pulford nonet”

Nick Mulder: “I’ve absolutely loved co-leading the Mulder/Pulford nonet”

"We decided to record this performance because we felt it was a good time to document the work we've done so far, and also because the musicians are so good. We've been very lucky in Melbourne to have worked with great players; it's a great privilege to have your music played by such fantastic musicians". Read More »

Scott Tinkler: “I’ll keep laughing whenever I can”

Scott Tinkler: “I’ll keep laughing whenever I can”

"As far as music goes, I reckon I sound like me, and no one else, that's really what I feel good about. I have a long way to go still, plenty more to explore and learn, but having your own sound and being recognised by it is surely what I feel is most important, other than not sounding like shit. " Read More »

Joe O’ Connor confronts Scott Tinkler

Joe O’ Connor confronts Scott Tinkler

“When you’re playing with someone you admire, you might be worried if they’re enjoying what you’re playing - or if you might not live up to their expectations”. Read More »

Jeremy Rose: “Lionel Loueke’s contribution will spur the Vampires onto new musical territory”

Jeremy Rose: “Lionel Loueke’s contribution will spur the Vampires onto new musical territory”

"Adding a guitar to the Vampires distinct chord-less sound world is of course new, however we feel that Lionel’s contribution will help inspire and spur us onto new musical territory. Nick and I have also composed music with Lionel in mind, and so the music will accommodate and make way for his unique style of playing." Read More »

Nick McCusker: “freedom is the big thing Mingus’ music conveys to my life”

Nick McCusker: “freedom is the big thing Mingus’ music conveys to my life”

" I just kept looking into Mingus' music and found that every time I listened to a new album, his music always had this way of blowing my mind like I was listening to Mingus for the first time ever. I was just totally hooked by the end of high school and still am now!" Read More »