“My three goals in life, set by the age of 13, were to play with Herbie Hancock, to play with Miles Davis, and the other was to play with P-Funk”
Aug Stone talks to DeWayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight about playing with these greats and others, hearing Hendrix for the first time, picking up the guitar, making his ‘Bout Funkin’ Time solo album, and much more.
Miranda & Elektra joining their father, Steve Kilbey, for ‘The Unguarded Moment’ when The Church played The Fonda in Hollywood, September 15th, 2017. Aug was there and it was his favourite musical moment of the year.
‘Insomnia’ by Curious Yellow. Karin Jansson (the twins’ mother) produced by Steve Kilbey (their father).
“There’s always a bit of Bergman when we do anything. Especially because with us being two women, the visual placements of faces together are so Bergman, how he structurally and visually put people in relation to each other…His depiction of women in film is so real, so true.”
Aug Stone talks to Miranda & Elektra Kilbey about The Eternal Spirit of Woman on their gorgeous new Say Lou Lou album Immortelle, Bergman, James Bond, covering their parents’ classic ‘Under The Milky Way’, and much more.
Alex: Tell me that riff doesn’t rule.
Lily: It does rule. But it came from a place of grumpy, instead of a place of love. And it should’ve come from a place of…lumpy.
– Fightmilk on their anthem ‘Your Girlfriend’
Aug Stone talks to Fightmilk about their brilliant debut album Not With That Attitude, ill-fated foreign holidays making great songs, putting Weezer in a blender, romanticizing Scandinavian crime dramas, hayfever being more complicated than you might think, Keith Top Of The Pops’ eternal benevolence in bestowing life to new bands, falling madly in love with music, and much much more.
“I was on the train to work listening to Camper Van Beethoven, thinking what’s gonna be a good direction. In particular, I was listening to the way they were using a lot of different instrumentation, and from that it occurred to me that we really need to stop having a style, stop looking for a sound or a direction, and just do everything. And do it in a very spontaneous way. The idea was to have no real filters on what we were doing, so there’s really no editing on Feral Pop Frenzy. Everything that came into our heads, we’d do it. It’s a record that was ahead of its time in a lot of ways, but at its heart it’s still pop music. It’s the creative process without being limited by what you think you should or shouldn’t do.” – Matt Love, Even As We Speak
Aug Stone talks to Australian POP legends Even As We Speak about creative freedom, America, rock masses, John Peel, their time with such luminous indie labels as Phantom Records, Sarah Records and now Emotional Response, their summer 2018 tour, and much more.
“A certain romanticness prevails throughout the album, all the mightier for being born of a mature yearning for peace and love rather than escapist fantasy. Gorgeous and passionate, the “bruised love” of album highlight “Leviathan” shows this in spades. “Coming Home (Pt. 2),” thematic follow-up to the 1989 single, comes at you from many different directions, chaos blasting off with its heartfelt lyric. The song’s expansiveness is reminiscent of the huge space of the Seven album. On the opposite end of the spectrum, in the middle of “How Hard the Day,” they bravely drop down to a single note guitar and voice, paying off by the strength of the melody.” Read my full review of Living In Extraordinary Times for Under The Radar here.
Patti Smith’s ‘Birdland’. Tim’s choice for what to listen to while flying into the Sun. Take Tim’s advice and find the appropriate time to listen to this, put on headphones and block everything else out.