Music 101 for Saturday 25 June 2011
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
When the Mint Chicks imploded onstage last year, elder Neilson brother Reuben went back to Portland with his wife and children to concentrate on his design career. But music snuck back in through the basement - the pop-psychedelia he was making in the early hours was soon picked up by influential blog Pitchfork, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra grew legs of it's own.... Now he's been signed to a hefty U.S. indie, his debut's getting rave reviews, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra has shows booked until March 2012. But when Gemma Gracewood tries to catch up with Reuben Neilson in NYC, he's nowhere to be found... Listen to the Unknown Mortal Orchestra interview here.
F In Math
Ex-Mint Chick Michael Logie talks about the self-imposed rules and regulations of F In Math, his electro-mental solo project.
Aussie Tex Perkins talks about playing Johnny Cash for the stage show The Man In Black, his career rocking live stages with The Cruel Sea and Beasts Of Bourbon, and his potty-mouth...
Martyn P. Casey
Martyn P Casey has been in two classic Australian bands, first appearing with The Triffids before taking his bass over to Nick Cave's Bad Seeds in the early 90s. In a rare interview - as the latest set of Bad Seeds reissues/remasters arrives on our shores - Casey talks about lineup changes, the lost years and how side project Grinderman has caught the eyes of the ladies. Listen to our Martyn P Casey interview here.
Wellington's The Body Lyre, in their own words.
Live: Shihad - The General Electric
One of NZ's tightest live bands, Shihad, play songs from their third album The General Electric Live at the Powerstation.
Access All Areas: Mark Rogers
Mark Rogers is one of the founding partners of UK label Loose Music, which introduced 'new sounds from the old west' - acts like The Felice Brothers and The Handsome Family - to the UK and Europe. Mark has now relocated to rural Masterton, near Wellington, where he runs his music PR and consultancy business. Listen to Mark Rogers interviewed here.