Glass Animals on the Dangers of Adopting a Persona | Junkee
When Glass Animals burst onto the scene with debut album Zaba, it felt like the album had sprung into existence fully-formed, in all its psychedelic glory.
To say it was an overnight success would be misrepresenting facts — years of work had preceded the album. Still, much of the critical conversation around Zaba centred on how confident and assured together the record was, how comfortable Glass Animals were in their sound.
2020 will be the year of Kwame | Tone Deaf
You probably know Kwame is doing big things. Maybe you’ve caught one of his fire sets at Splendour in the Grass or Spilt Milk or his sold out tour, or maybe you’ve heard his huge new tune ‘STOP KNOCKIN’ @ MY DOOR’, from his upcoming 2020 EP, which has hit the internet and our eardrums like Miley Cyrus’ proverbial wrecking ball.
Kwame is proud as hell of it. “When I first made it I was like, I know this is huge,” he says. “Like this is on some like, international, world-respected, hip hop-type track, and I just wanted to sort of come out with something super different.”
José González, The Scientist | BMA Magazine
In another life, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ might have been a scientist.
It seems like a world away from where he is today, but before the release of his first album, Veneer, González was on his way to a PhD in Biochemistry. “It was very serious,” he says to me, over the phone. “I did my Masters and went into a research group that was studying the copying of viruses.” After his music career took off, he left it all behind, but he admits that he still thinks about research – science is still part of his life. “I think that was a really close call.”
Why You Should Pay Attention To Canberra’s Hip Hop Scene| Cool Accidents
For Citizen Kay, it’s all gravy. “As long as that we keep going down this road like we’re gonna, no doubt in my mind, be a hub. People from LA will be like, going to Canberra for six months, gonna be working with this person…like that’s like my vision for Canberra.”
Kirklandd laughs. “Well I’m fired up. I’m ready to go, man!”
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