theaussieword.com catches up with Phillip Larue from The Rival for a special interview.
Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music? Honestly, I started in music because I got really really sick when I was a kid… it’s a long story, but I could barely walk. Then I found my Dad’s old Gibson guitar and discovered a whole new side of myself.
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music? I could write three pages of answers on this but I don’t think your readers would have the patience to read it, and frankly I am a horrible typer. But at the end of the day it is the desire to connect to others. To create something that moves someone. For me there is no greater reward.
Matt Gresham shares new single Ghost, the second offering from the WA-bred, Sydney-based songwriter after releasing his single Small Voices, which debuted at #15 in Spotify’s AU Viral Chart, and has been streamed close to half a million times. Continue reading New Music: Matt Gresham ‘Ghost’
Samm Henshaw releases his brand new video to his latest single ‘Our Love’, taken from his forthcoming second EP, ‘The Sound Experiment 2’ (impacting July 15th via Columbia Records).
Following a string of sold-out shows, the soulful 22-year-old will tour the UK in May – featuring London’s Oslo on May 25th – before an extensive European festival run: this includes The Great Escape (where he headlines the Communion stage), and early confirmations for the likes of Liverpool Sound City, Afropunk Festival, Northside, Best Kept Secret, Werchter and Barn on The Farm. Continue reading New Music Video: Samm Henshaw ‘Our Love’
One of the most exciting and endearing Australian indie-rock outfits, Bad Pony, have just unveiled tour dates and a new single ‘Sideways’ – a DIY self-produced effort recorded at guitarist Cron Van Niekerk’s home studio. Continue reading New Music: Bad Pony ‘Sideways’
Showcasing the London singer/songwriter’s powerful, soulful vocals, ‘Backburner’ takes elements from 90s R&B and fuses with modern, tropical sounds to create an infectious and soaring tune.
Olly has been singing for as long as he can remember, “My earliest memory is of me singing in a church choir when I was 5. My brother and I used to improvise on clarinet and saxophone while my dad would play a slow 12 bar blues. Music is everything to me”. Growing up in a family obsessed with music has given Olly a rich platform to start creating his own music. He lists influences as diverse as Stevie Wonder and Tracy Chapman to John Legend and Sam Cooke.