This weekend, Australia’s only chiptune festival Square Sounds returns for its 6th instalment and we reached out to two of Melbourne’s best chiptune artists and got them interviewing each-other to fill us in on what chiptune is all about.
Tram Cops’ first full length release of warped lo-fi pop is a wild and unpredictable experience and pretty unlike anything else out there. We got Mike from Tram Cops to walk us through the journey track by track.
Jules Sheldon’s new album is a powerful collection of brooding alt-pop, packed full with shimmering guitars, some explosive 80’s production and Jules’ powerfully honest lyrics. To help us delve further into Bloodshed & Serenity, Jules gave Trouble Juice an insight into each track.
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.
For our last interview of this year’s Sunset Sounds artists, we got in touch with Hot Potato Band to talk about the new chapter they’re embarking on in 2018 and what the band do on their perfect Sunday.
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.
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.
Melbourne alt-rockers Atticus Street offer up a huge introduction to the band with debut single ‘Holding Out’, proving the band have the power and intensity to match any of the country’s strongest heavy-hitters.
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.
Josh Cashman’s debut EP Instinct is a powerful burst of indie-folk, full with impressive vocals, intricate guitar work and unabashed sincerity. Ahead of his Melbourne show, Josh talked TJ through each of the EP’s tracks.
TJ caught up with Bec Sandridge to chat about her enormous year, the current tour and new single ‘I’ll Never Want A BF’ – a slice of glammed-out disco pop, gritty in all the right spots and full of the usual Sandridge swagger.
Trouble Juice caught up with the drummer of Food Court, Nic Puertolas, ahead of the Melbourne leg of their tour to chat working with producer John Castle on the new album, touring and the Australian music scene.
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.
Chinatown is a dark, psychedelic journey into the world of Full Flower Moon Band, and Trouble Juice spoke with mastermind behind it, Kate ‘Babyshakes’ Dillon, to talk through the album, track by track.
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.
Hardcoded Korean Subs debut EP is a warped introduction into their unique take on psych-pop – a dizzying combination of woozy synths, blown-out beats and charmingly lo-fi production. We caught up with Lachlan Bowden, the man behind it all, to get an insight into what was going on across the EP.
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’.
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.
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.