Track by Track:
The Citradels – God Bless

The Citradels’ eighth album is a collection of playful 60’s styled paisley pop, which tells of a town whose folk live under the powerful influence of religion. To help us delve further into God Bless, Curtis Goodfellow and Sam Heathcote gave Trouble Juice an insight into each track.

Monkey Back – Ajay Jennings

Melbourne based artist, Ajay Jennings explores the topic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome through image-making, opening a conversation about the often misunderstood chronic illness through his visual and written body of work titled Monkey Back.

Sunset Sounds –
Alexander Biggs

Ahead of Sunset Sounds, a series of free shows taking place across some of Melbourne’s gardens and parks, we got in touch with the artist opening the proceedings, Alexander Biggs, to talk about his big 2017, what he’s got planned for 2018 and Sundays.

Dead Set – A Chat With

Northern Rivers hard rock crew Hammers have just released “Dead Set”, their latest slice of massive, pub rock laced heaviness and we caught up with bass player Ricky T to talk their upcoming shows with Cog, the shape of the Aussie hard rock scene and how they’ll be following up their big 2017.

Tigerlily – A Chat With
Dom Youdan

Dom Youdan’s debut EP Tigerlily is a collection of five mature pop songs that flirt with an array of different genres and influences without losing sight of their sweet singer-songwriter heart. We had a chat with the Londoner, now living in Sydney, about his new music and new home.

Track by Track:
AMIKO – Diosma

Melbourne indie-punks AMIKO’s debut EP Diosma is a masterfully crafted collection of fuzz-pop tunes that never skimps on grit or intensity, and vocalist Louis Mackenzie gave Trouble Juice an insight into each track.

Wilhelm Philipp

Born and raised in Melbourne photographer Wilhelm Philipp, who’s currently at just 20 years of age, already boasts an extensive client list and the distinct, fluid visual style to match. We had a talk about how he’s gotten there and what’s next.

Behind the Camera with
Docklands Live

Working under the idea that ‘music was made to be performed’, Docklands Live are an up and coming live music performance channel, catching some of Australia’s best local talent on film. TJ met with the Docklands Live crew in their waterside studio to find out what was going on.

Kasper Raglus

Hailing from the sleepy surf coast town of Aireys Inlet, Kasper Raglus specialises in emotively abstract visual art, forging earthy tones and textures with refined geometric forms.

Track by Track:
RAT!hammock – Pam

RAT!hammock’s debut EP ‘Pam’ is a cohesive collection of lo-fi pop tunes, full with jangling guitars, 90’s inspired weirdness and poignantly unconventional lyrics. Trouble Juice caught up with frontman Jackson Phelan to find out what goes on across the EP’s four tracks.

Creating Worlds with Toehider

On October 19, Toehider will release their third full-length album “Good” and we had a chat with the man behind the music side of things to help decipher how a band with equal-parts music and illustration function as seamlessly as they do.

Melissa Grisancich, Spring-Time 2.0

Melissa Grisancich is a Melbourne based artist who’s a part of the ANP and gallery manager of the RVCA corner gallery in Collingwood. In light of her upcoming curated show Spring-Time 2.0 TJ sat down for a chat about her practice as an artist and the second year around for Spring-Time.

Premiere: Squid Nebula – Ricochet

Over the last few years, Squid Nebula have been filling up dance floors around Melbourne with their groovy amalgamation of soul, jazz and funk, and they finally have something to show for it. Check out their debut single ‘Ricochet’.

Monique Aimee

Freelance Illustrator, letterer and donut enthusiast Monique Aimee tells Trouble Juice what has led her 9000 miles from hometown in Connecticut, USA to Melbourne, Australia.

Barefoot Spacemen – Take A Ride Out East

Barefoot Spacemen’s new single ‘Take A Ride Out East’ is a perfect slice of summery indie rock, released just in time to put some warmth back into the cold Melbourne winter. TJ caught up with guitarist Scott Renton to have a chat about the new release.

Ashley Simonetto

Graphic designer and Illustrator Ashley Simonetto embeds her sophisticated, intricate style across a range of mediums which is evident throughout her portfolio of work.

Sirus F. Gahan

As seen in our very first print edition – along with extra bits we couldn’t squeeze into 40-something pages – we sat down for a conversation with Australian-born cinematographer and filmmaker, now based in Oslo…

Olivia Grbac

In Melbourne there are nail salons, gigs, people filming them on their phones and hip guys with some okay mullets. Olivia Grbac knows all about them and draws them too. She has a chat with us about all of the above.

Dusky Tracks

Lucas Skinner is a Melbourne based musician who has played in a handful of bands over the last few years, including King Gizzard, Atolls and Rough River. We caught up with him to chat about his new label called Dusky Tracks.

Zac Fay

Having freshly relocated from Dunedin to Melbourne illustrator and graphic designer Zac Fay decided he just dun–needit anymore. We caught up to talk freelance, the power of the innanet and the hustle.

Mon Levchenkova

TJ talks some words with London based photographer Mon Levchenkova, whose photographs, through a strange unity of intimacy and dissociation, echo her unique approach to sentiment.

Benny’s Bit

Meet Benny. He loves country music and cold beers almost as much as he loves Rafael Nadal, and can’t stand the fact he’s actually the fairy godmother of Trouble Juice. Benny says a lot of stuff. Here is some of the stuff Benny says, fresh from the pages of our first print edition.