After retiring the name and the repertoire of Her Make Believe Band, Cy Winstanley and Venessa McGowan are embracing their country music cravings. They’ve just brought home their first Tattletale Saints album after a series of memorable sessions with Tom O’Brien in Nashville. Nick Atkinson drops in on a rehearsal as the duo prepare for their 22 date national tour.
Cy Winstanley and Vanessa McGowan of Tattletale Saints. Photo: Garth Badger
This Colorado pair travelled deep into the Rocky Mountains to record their second album Circles, which is the perfect soundtrack to a long and lurching journey in a incense powered space-ship constructed from old black t-shirts. Emma Smith spoke to Sanae Yamada and Wooden Shjips guitarist Ripley Johnson.
Paul Van Ross
This well-travelled Melbournian sax man talks about the welcoming atmosphere of New York and New Zealand jazz clubs and how learning Latin dance has bent his often organ-filled tunes into new shapes.
Paul Van Ross. Photo: Laki Sideris