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Tin Can Radio

Featured Artist

2011

16

May

Tin Can Radio

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Brisbane, QLD

Tin Can Radio are a Brisbane-based 5-piece that have just released their smashing debut LP 'Chase The Sun, Hold The Night'.

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Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?

I think the most important factor in the life and times of Tin Can Radio sound development has been the incredible musicians with ridiculously diverse backgrounds that have been a part of the project over the last 2 - 3 years. From glitch and dubstep producers, to pop gods, punk rockers, jazz junkies and funk cats...it's been a wild ride.

What are your earliest memories of seeing live Australian music?

Jebadiah supporting Custard supporting The Presidents of the USA at the Suncorp Piatza in Brisbane. I was about 12. Massive mosh pit, crowd surfing, I got up on my Dad's shoulders. It was world shattering for me.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

We met this old 'retired musician' (as if musicians can ever afford to retire!) in a seedy bar in the Cross in Sydney. He regaled us with his tour stories for hours. One of which was a make shift washing machine. Step one...find blender. Step two...get washing powder. Step three...add water and powder to blender. Step four...add socks and blend. End result...Never put socks in a blender!

Tell us about the bands and people in the Brisbane music scene that inspire you.

The people inspire us. It's the guys that show up to every show of every band. The bedroom producers. The artists from other areas that pull together to make the shows happen, the dancers, the street artists, the photographers, the designers. Guys like Timeshare, Goldleader, The Kidney Thieves, The MS Crew, Irukandji, Georgia Potter, Yeo, Pocket Love, Temple St Studios.

What’s coming up in 2011?

So much music you can't believe. We are winding up a massive national tour for the release of our first album 'Chase the Sun, Hold the Night', that has taken us to WA, NT, NSW, VIC and all over QLD. The final show is THIS FRIDAY (20th May) @ THE ZOO in BRISBANE. We have a couple more singles to release from album. There are video clips on the way. Remixes by some VERY special guests. More touring. More recording. Living the dream!

Australian music is?

...the new black.

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emma louise

Featured Artist

2011

21

Mar

emma louise

( )

Far North, QLD

Emma Louise is a Brisbane-based artist with talent well beyond her 19 years. We're blown away by our first taste of her forthcoming EP.

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Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?

I moved from Cairns at the beginning of last year to start taking my music further. Instead of jumping straight in and doing heaps of shows I found myself looking at a lot more music and seeing a lot of live bands that I never saw in Cairns and thought 'holy moly I need to develop my songwriting before I do anything'. So I just wrote a lot of songs, listened to heaps of different music and experimented with friends that were producers. I finally started recording with an old friend from Cairns, Mark Myers, and it just worked really well.

How do you feel about involving others in your creative process?

I have tried to write songs with other people but so far no luck! I am really keen to start co-writing more and get out of my stubborn solo artist ways.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

A man called Terry Doyle taught me heaps of things. He saw me play when I was 15 and mentored me for a few years in Cairns. He told me not to compare myself to other artists because we are all different and just to be myself... also to be really nice to your sound dude because he has the power to make you sound good or really bad.

Tell us about the bands and people in the Brisbane music scene that inspire you.

When I first moved to Brisbane I had a brief job in events management and was working with two other Brisbane musicians, Dan Parsons and Steve Grady. I reckon they are two of Brisbane's best songwriters. We didn't really do much work... We used to just jam all day and get paid for it! It was awesome! Although maybe not so much for our employer. I see them as two big brothers and they really helped me settle into Brisbane. I love watching them play live as a duo and both their solo shows are awesome too.

What’s coming up in 2011?

Well I release my first EP in April and I got the opening support for Boy and Bear so that's exciting! I'll be touring with them in May! :D I'm really keen to just play as many shows as possible and start to do stuff with my music.

Australian music is?

...really awesome. My biggest musical role models are Missy Higgins, Josh Pyke, Sarah Blasko and Lior. Missy Higgins really inspired me to start writing music. My dad bought me her DVD and took me to her show when she came to Cairns and that got me started on writing songs.

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Asha Jefferies

Featured Artist

2018

1

Oct

Asha Jefferies

( )

Brisbane, QLD

All this week on triple j Unearthed we're featuring Asha Jefferies. She loves turning her thoughts, feelings and memories into noise and we've been obsessing over her brand new single, 'Everybody Talks'.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?

My music embodies the storytelling of a very indecisive person. It's shiny and sad and peaceful and folk-driven and roots based. I wanted to be a pop star at age 5, so I would write my own riddles and songs and sing them out to family. Over time I acquired a guitar & got really into folk/sadness/heartbreak. I think since high school has ended, I mostly still write about troubled things but in a tranquil way. 

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

90's pop icons, heartbreak, alienation, feeling too full after sushi and hangovers. 

What can punters expect from an Asha Jefferies live show?

Honesty is really important to me when performing. The songs I write are vulnerable and expressing them in an intimate and explosive way feels best. There feels no use in writing these songs unless I give the opportunity to vulnerably share and see connection in conversing on stage. 

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

 I sat down and had coffee with Emma Louise early last year. I remember her explaining how essential it is to write from your heart/unspoken part of you and let the mind fade. It's stuck with me ever since.

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

'The Ship Song' by Nick Cave.

What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?

'How to Make Gravy' by the Gravy Man (Paul Kelly).

You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?

I'm going to back myself with Miami Horror's 'Sometimes'.

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

I went and saw a 'Mustard' show presenting TOISOC, Caramel, Disco Indians & Lilian Vase last night. All coastal, psych-rock vibing bands. Honestly, it was great and it made me feel really cool contrasting with my 'i have a lot of feelings'-folk-shell. 

Tell us about the bands or people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you.

Oh my goodness! It is a joy and wonder to be surrounded in such a creative and inspiring community. Songwriters like Hazlett, Clea, Zefereli, Moreton and Daggy Man are just a few that I look up to immensely. 

What are your plans for 2018?

I'm going to buy a fish called Bullshit, go to New Zealand, release an EP, play some shows outside of Brisbane, wear my Birkenstocks, record new music and attempt to survive Brisbane humidity. 

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Hallie

Featured Artist

2019

2

Sep

Hallie

( )

Brisbane, QLD

Meet this week's feature artist Hallie!

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Meet this week's feature artist Hallie!

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London Miller
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London Miller

Hip Hop, Pop

Brisbane, QLD

Pipin
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Artist

Pipin

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop (Disco, Glitter, Shiny, ...)

Brisbane, QLD