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End of Fashion By Leigh Dillon & David Williams End of Fashion are on the verge of releasing their long awaited debut album, simply titled “Album” on August 17th. After the band’s two highly popular and well received EPs launched the band’s career, the first single from the album “Oh Yeah” has debuted high in the ARIA charts. We at Sauce were lucky enough to get an advance copy, which we reckon is pretty frikkin’ special. Rod from End of Fashion spoke to David Williams about the album, the law and about having a mum who lives in Launceston.

just had to come to a decision about it: were we going to have two drummers, one for Australia and one for the rest of the world? It was pretty agonising, we had to come to a decision. We really didn’t want to be parting ways. We talked about it for ages and we realised how we had to move on and he realised it too. He must have been gutted wasn’t he? He’s working at the moment and he’s always going to play music. Unfortunately that’s the risk you take. It could happen to anyone in anyone’s

tour in Australia and you think, “how does that work?” You went to Oxford, Mississippi to record the album, which strikes me as strange. Is that something that the band wanted to do or was it suggested to you? How did that happen? Basically we were looking for different producers to work with and one of the first we looked at was Mike Clink who did “Appetite for Destruction”. He was going to fly us over to Los Angeles first, do about three or four songs and see how it

You’re going to tour in September, is that right? But at this stage I haven’t seen any Tassie dates. My mum lives in Launceston and she flew across to see the Perth show and spent the weekend because I don’t get to see her very often because we don’t go to Tassie. She’s always going, “you should go to Tassie because there’s always people who want to see live shows,” and I’m like, “we want to go to Tassie, tell our booking agent, it’s not our fault.” We’d love to come to Tassie because a lot of our friend’s bands have been there and they always tell us that the crowd’s are great and they get right into it.

You’ve been getting a fair bit of radio play with “Oh Yeah”, you must be happy? Yeah it’s been pretty good. You don’t expect these things to happen all the time because commercial radio stations are a capricious beast at the best of times. I just really want to make songs that will be strong and also, aesthetically, we just like to strip everything back and keep everything very simple. So you don’t feel nervous at all? I don’t feel nervous. I’d be nervous if we were trying to please everyone. We can only do what we know is best for ourselves and we’re never going to please everyone. So some people are going to like it and some people are going to dislike it and that’s the way it’s going to be. With Tom and Nick coming into the band, was that because you guys kicked a couple of guys out? It’s really funny, we never kicked anyone out. We didn’t want anyone in our band to leave. Our old drummer unfortunately had a few problems with the law. There was going to be some problems with different countries, especially America where we ended up recording the album. So it’s a bit of an impediment when you want to do shows over there and you want to tour. We

producer for you guys because he’s more about the song as opposed to just the sounds. At first we were like, “we’ll check it out”, but after talking to him and seeing what he’d done and the music that he’d worked on we went, “oh well, he’s really good.” We said, “we’re happy to go where you are and where you feel comfortable.” He had a studio called Sweet Pea in Oxford near where he lived and it was great going there as it’s got such a cool vibe. Big soft couches everywhere, chandeliers, big long curtains, real atmosphere. It’s not working in a sterile environment. It was a good choice to go there.

How did you get signed to a label in the first place? We hassled people directly. We said, “we’ve got these songs” and just sent them the demos that we had. That’s the best way to describe it, we just hassled them directly.

job. It can be really hard to get visas for the states, even if you’ve had just one infringement. If you’ve had one drug conviction or anything like that you won’t get a visa. (But) it’s funny, you read in the newspapers about someone who was in prison (in America) for ages then goes on

was going to turn out. If it worked out we’d keep going but if not we could stop and then move on. But at the time we mentioned it (looking for a producer) to one of the A & R people at Capitol Records in America and they said, “actually there’s this producer and he’d be the best

Justin is quoted as saying that he wants to kill fashion, how do you feel about it? Well, kill fashion hey. I suppose I wouldn’t call myself a fashionable person but a stylish person. Style’s got nothing to do with fashion, it’s about how you present yourself and the way you feel as opposed to fashion which is like being dictated by the tastes of others. In a way, killing fashion would be good fun. But there will always be a fashion of some sort.


Dave McCormack Visiting Tasmania in early September to celebrate the vinyl re-release of “The Truth About Love” comes David McCormack and The Polaroids. Featuring four previously unreleased tracks from the original album version, David McCormack spoke to David Williams about touring Tassie, UFOs, suffering for one’s art and staying up as late as he wants.

You released “The Truth About Love” on CD some time ago, why are you releasing it on vinyl now? Well, during my 48 years in show biz, I have never had the pleasure of seeing my music represented as one long, continuous groove. That idea excites me. Also, we have included four tracks that were not included on the CD version of the album. I am very excited. On the back of this release you’ll be touring, including Tassie on your trek, what comes to mind when you first know, for sure, that you’re going to be playing in Tasmania? The first thing that pops into my head is the venue we always play at, The Republic Bar. Big Tony and the rest of the staff there do everything they can to make us feel welcome and at home. The food is excellent and the drinks just keep on coming. The crowds we get there are always very enthusiastic. I’d go so far as to say the crowds there go wild! How do you feel or what do you think about as the days draw nearer to the beginning of any tour? I am really excited. I get to fly around the country, have a few drinkies with my friends, play music and stay up as late as I want. This time we are bringing a great band from Brisbane called Gentle Ben And His Sensitive Side with us. I encourage everyone to get to the show early. They are terrific. Will The Polaroids be coming with you to Tassie and how much has the live show changed

Butterfingers By Leigh Dillon & David Williams With their new single, “Fig Jam” (Fuck I’m Good, Just Ask Me) recently released, Brisbane hip-hop act The Butterfingers hit Tassie in August as part of their national tour.

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since you were last here? I will have the full five-piece version of the Polaroids coming with me to Hobart. I am amazed we can fit on the stage! Also, on this tour, we are doing a handful of new songs. It is a good chance to try ‘em out on the audiences, see what they reckon. When not making music, what’s the number one thing you like to do and why? I always find myself thinking about music no matter what. I do not seem to be able to turn my brain off to that sort of thing. Every conversation, every thing I see, I try and fit it into a song somewhere. It makes me very tired. Even when I dream I do it. Consequently, I like anything that can turn my brain off for a while.... On your website, you say that there are no UFOs coming, that we’re completely alone - do you think that makes the human race more significant or less and why? I think we are an accident. There is no reason for us to be here. That is why I play music. Your website also has a celebrity photo of Wilston train station in the suburbs of Brisbane, are you getting homesick for the Sunshine State, now living in Sydney? It is true. I miss Brisbane and its people. But I fancy Sydney quite a lot too. I guess you could say I am torn between two lovers, feeling like a fool. I included that photo because I got sick of the idea that celebrities had to be people. Why not places, feelings, food, appliances? Who have you been listening to lately - live or recorded and why? I like the latest Youthgroup album. That is very good.

duction on that Gwen Stefani song, you know with the “tick tock, tick tock” line in it. After the release of “The Truth About Love” on vinyl, and the tour to celebrate what does the future hold, as far as you intend, for you musically and personally? Well, I am amassing a backlog of new songs. I will

need to get them out. Apart from that, the CD of The Truth About Love is getting a release in the UK in October and we are heading over for 10 shows. That will be interesting to see how the UK audience react. I am definitely an unknown over there, and that might be good. Also, there is a Custard DVD coming out soon. I have been working a lot on that. Lastly, and perhaps a little impertinently, how is your love life (taking into consideration the title of your upcoming release)? Have you had any really painful experiences to give you inspiration? After all, an artist must suffer for their work, mustn’t they? I suffer constantly for my work, and now it is my audience’s turn!

Who is having the biggest influence on you musically these days and why? Probably Ry Cooder. He is just such a great feel player. Always the Beatles. I really liked the pro-

Last year you had a gig shut down because there was a rush of people. What happened there? That was Valley Fiesta put on by the council. It was a free event and it had television advertising and it was really heavily promoted so heaps of people came. I don’t know how they can blame us for that but basically it was overcrowded. I

They were telling us to chill the crowd out in between songs, coming on stage and getting me to tell everyone to stop dancing and relax, but then we’d come into our next song and it’d be just the same. Do you know any of the songs off our last al-

rock band, how do you see yourselves? We don’t really want to fit in any genre. We just want to do what we want. Lots of bands are like that I guess, but they end up getting put somewhere. I couldn’t say we’re a hip-hop band because we do lots of other stuff and I couldn’t say we’re a rock band because we do lots of other stuff. And I couldn’t say we’re a pop band either even though we’ve written pop songs.

Playing gigs in Hobart and Launceston, punters can expect a series of quirky and highly energetic shows. Having recently signed to Festival Mushroom Records, the Brisbane four-piece are on top of the world and singer Eddie Jacobson spoke to David Williams about the new single, the tour and whether he thinks he’ll survive it.

So, you’ve basically got one of those personality disorders where you are like plenty of different bands inside a band? Does Fig Jam show an evolution of your music, do you think you guys are evolving? How do you see it? I think if anything we’re going backwards. I guess, in a lot of the songs there is an evolution, there’s a lot of similar themes.

Has it (the single, Fig Jam) been getting picked up by radio since its release? Yeah. I haven’t got a list of who’s taken it but Triple J, Nova, Hot Radio and other stations that I can’t remember the names of have been playing it. We’ve got more coverage from this song that any other song that we’ve released previously.

It’s getting a little more grown up, but I don’t think Fig Jam is a great example of that. You played in Tassie at the Falls, that was your last trip down here, was it what you expected? We’d been to Tassie once before, we had people come to the show which is what you want. But the Falls thing we didn’t really know what to expect, we thought it was going to be good but we had quite an early timeslot so we thought it might be a bit early in the day for people to be getting into it, but it was really good.

“Fuck I’m Good, Just Ask Me”, is that about how independent artists have to push themselves? Well I guess there is that angle about it. It’s shameless self-promotion in a way and you have to do that because no one else will do it for you. But the song is not really about that. It’s kind of a flow on from “I Love Work”, if you’re familiar with that song. It makes references to all the bad stuff that was happening to me.

We played at one or two of clock, the sun was beating down, but heaps of people came over to check it out. There was daytime moshing, it was really good. It’s normally hard to get people moshing in the day.

What were those bad things? Oh you know, getting sacked from my job and having my house burn down and all this stupid shit, so the first verse is kind of re-capping that and it’s saying how my luck has changed now, being in the band. (It’s about) All this good stuff happening to me and I start to get a real swelled head about it. So much so that I become really annoying and people want to kill me.

When you go on tour to promote Fig Jam - because you haven’t got a new album out - I guess you’ll be playing a lot of old stuff. Is that right? We’ll be playing a lot of stuff off the last album, but we’ve got Fig Jam and we’ve got heaps of new material. So we’re definitely going to chuck in a few new songs, good live ones, road testing them I suppose.

Were you smoking in bed or something when your house burnt down? (Laughs) No, I wasn’t no.

even heard in the papers afterwards that there was a riot which is totally untrue. It was fine, no one got hurt. There was just a lot of people, way too many people for the security they hired and for the space, it was just jam-packed. I think it was made out to be a lot worse than it was, and the cops were the ones who actually shut it down.

bum? Do you know the song called “Sorry”? We played that song and that’s when the cops came in and shut it down. They thought that we were trying to turn the crowd against them by getting them to chant the “mutherfucker line”; they thought it was directed towards them. Do you guys see yourself as a pop band or a

What’s planned for after the tour? I’m not sure I’m going to make it, but we’re doing a bit of recording pretty much a week or two after the tour.


The Panics By Leigh Dillon & David Williams With their new album titled “Sleeps Like A Curse� about to hit the stores and a national tour about to kick off, Jae Laffer from Perth band The Panics spoke to David Williams about the new record, partying it up on tour and why Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash are constant sources of inspiration for him. Are you feeling nervous about the release, “Sleeps Like A Curse�? No not really, we’re all really happy with the record, and so far people have been responding really well to it. We just keep getting more confident. There’s a real entry level process to go through and it would be dire straits if I considered every record, every song and every gig we did. I want to be doing this in ten years so I try not to stress too much at the moment. I just keep writing. It’s going to be a good time. How long has it been, the process of writing the material, recording and mastering it and then actually getting it out? We started writing in September last year, we’d just finished touring for the last record and we were working on it then. That’s not too long ago. We were in the studio in about May, so I guess it’s a nine month process to keep that cycle going, which is what we aim for. A couple of years ago when we did our first record, it took months to put together and we thought, fuck we can’t do that. We try and demo the minute we finish the last record, we kind of pride ourselves on being able to do stuff quite quickly. This is our third record in a couple of years and if we can keep that up we’d obviously be pretty happy. When you went to England was that a playing tour or were you over there getting some inspiration for writing? We kind of mixed the two. We had the opportunity to play some big gigs in London and we really wanted to go over. Five weeks later

we had gigs at an industry convention. There were people from all over Europe from (record) labels. They just get together and try and sign bands, and we figured in the meantime we’d get a rehearsal room down in the industrial estate. We’d go down there everyday and write and demo and get a new record together. Then on the weekends we’d play gigs. We also did some stuff on radio on the BBC; we had a lot of time there to soak in the town and get to work on the record. Did anything come of the trip in terms of labels or anything like that? Yeah, it did. We’re talking to people right now about licensing this record, but we’re just going to focus on doing this whole release thing in Australia first then we’ll kind of head over there and make a few choices regarding the record.

But it was a really good conference, people came from all over Europe and it was stuff we hadn’t given much thought to before. It’s something we want to start making work. We’d never really thought about the potential of the band. It’s exciting. You recorded the songs for the new album, “Sleeps Like A Curse� like a live process, where you’re all kind of playing together, is that right? We had a bad habit of labouring over stuff but we did a tour the month before the album (process) and we finished up in Brisbane and the following night we started the recording down in Sydney. We did the whole tour for the purpose of being in that headspace, playing every night.

Because no matter how you feel you’ve got to get into the swing of it and put on a good show. We had that whole feeling when we got into the studio, we’d been on the road long enough to only be worried about the show. So we just got in and churned out all the songs like we were on stage. It was a very enjoyable process. It took a couple of weeks to do vocals and to add some other details like strings and samples but it was really good. I’ve read that the album, according to some people, is a step in a new direction. What do you think of that statement and how much do you think is true? We’re still playing the same bunch of instruments. I think the band is stepping into its role really well and we don’t really talk about it. We spend so much time listening to records, but whether that rubs off I don’t know. I think

we’re getting better at making records. I focus on my language a lot more and listen to what I consider to be the great lyric writers. It’s a little bit different to our last record I guess, it’s a big step, we’re moving the records in small directions each time. And we want to make lots of records. You said before that you’ve been listening to what you consider the great lyric writers, who do you consider those people to be? For me, over the last couple of years I’ve collected the whole Bob Dylan catalogue. I love him and Johnny Cash and a lot of the old rockers. Lots of simple, great pop tunes, the Motown era. I just like great writers. I like people like Bob and Johnny Cash because they’re uncompromising and they’ve got that

thing where you can’t help but listen to every word. It’s commanding with its presence in that way that they get the dialogue across. It’s what I’d like to find in myself. I love the imagery that people like them and Neil Young can put through. It seems to perfectly match the atmosphere that they create musically as well. How many times have you guys toured Tassie? We haven’t really toured. We came down once but that was for the Falls Festival so Tassie’s not somewhere we’ve been able to do, or we couldn’t afford to have those extra flights onto the tour itinerary. So we’re looking forward to that one. I went there (Tassie) when I was really young. My dad was born in a place called Zeehan, it’s like a mining town. I remember Cradle Mountain. I don’t think there was any snow though. You say this is the biggest tour you guys have ever done. It must be a bit of a confidence builder for you guys doing more and bigger shows? Yeah, we enjoy it so much. It’s incredibly tiresome but we just want more and more and more. It doesn’t take long after the end of a tour for us to really want to get back into it. Just to travel around the country with your mates, staying in a different town every night is just such a buzz. We love going to all the country areas. We tour quite regularly around the east coast and we get good crowds and they just keep getting bigger. We’re just stoked. We just don’t want to stop, but we need to start exploring other countries so that we can keep touring up. Do you guys have to stop yourselves from partying too hard after the gigs? Definitely. It’s so tempting, as soon as you get off the stage. It doesn’t matter how bad you had it the night before, you just feel like celebrating because you’ve filled up a club full of people. You can’t help it; you just get drunk every night. So with the right persuasion you could be in for a big night after the gigs down here? Oh absolutely, very little persuasion. We owe Tassie a bit of a good time because we haven’t been there properly. It’s definitely in order.

Halfmast By Ryan Cooke You have come along way from your PopPunk days in the Rock Challenge, why the change in direction? We are still playing a few songs that we wrote that year. In fact we still play the two songs we played at the RC three years ago. So I wouldn’t say our direction has changed too much. The band has had a solid lineup now for a while, why such a shake up over the last 6 months? No shake up really. Our bass player left to pursue other avenues. But it’s alright, we got a new one. Brumz is doing a great job. What do you describe as your sound? Punk rock with a twist of Emo and hard rock. People are labeling Halfmast as a Nu-Metal band these days, how does this affect the band? To our knowledge only one person has said that. It hasn’t affected us in the slightest.

What is in the future for Halfmast? We are writing lots of cool new songs and have gigs coming up over the next couple of months and are hoping that we will be able to release a new CD later this year.

Well Brumz has shed a tear. But that’s all.









The Exploders By Leigh Dillon & David Williams

TJ, the band’s singer/songwriter and guitarist spoke to David Williams about the upcoming gigs and their forthcoming debut album, released through Rubber Records. And that’s what you guys are up to at the moment? Yeah, we’re just recording our first album. It’s more hard work than exciting at the moment though. It’s not hard as in difficult to do, the mechanics of it, just making sure that everything’s right while we’re doing it. What sort of background have you got in sound recording? None. I’m a trained graphic designer, but then I quit that because I didn’t like it, then I started playing music. And when will the album be released? I’m pretty sure the release date is October, but I don’t think that’s has been confirmed yet. And are you doing that independently? We’ve signed to Rubber Records. Did you decide to get signed rather than releasing it independently for any particular reason? The main reason is that independently, it’s only good if you can afford to do it, you get to keep all the publishing rights, but if you can’t afford to do it, and you’ve got to scrape the money together to promote the album then that’s kind of pointless, and we were broke. I don’t really

have any other income. You play in Melbourne most of the time, is that because of not being able to get gigs outside Melbourne or because the band hasn’t been together for that long? Well the band has only been going for a year and half, nearly two years and we’d been offered a couple of tours with other bands to Perth and Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane but it always fell through at the last minute. Then we just got too busy doing everything around Victoria. There’s a fair few places to play in Melbourne so you don’t really worry about it after a while. Based on what you’ve been saying so far, I get the feeling that you prefer playing live to recording? We’re absolutely a live band, but we do enjoy it equally. We’re comfortable in the recording studio, but we enjoy playing live with people watching us more than anything. With your live show, do have particular things that you do that other bands don’t do? How would you describe what you do live? There’s no wanky rock ‘n roll moves for a start. We just stand there and play and sing and be ourselves. You see bands jumping around just for the sake of it to try and get the crowd into it. We don’t really force anything. We wait for people to start getting interested in the music.


Epicure By Leigh Dillon & David Williams

A band that is the total opposite to the normal clichéd rockers, Epicure, locals of Ballarat in Victoria are set to tour Tassie, one of their favourite destinations to promote their new single, “Tightrope Walker”. The band play gigs in August and David Williams caught up with lead singer, Juan Alban and found the humblest of musicians. What have you been up to today? Just at work mate.

Chris Thompson, Aria award winner, produced the album, how did having him involved change the sound of the album? When I listen to the songs and then go back to the last record, these songs are lot warmer and they’ve got a lot more space in the recording compared to last time. It just sounds a lot more rounded and just generally a lot better. He’s worked with a lot of bands, he gets good sounds and he’s a very relaxed kind of guy. We got along really well with him and he really liked the album which makes sense to work with him when he’s really into what you’re doing. Who chose “Tightrope Walker” as the first single? I kind of did. I guess with that song, from the

moment I wrote it I felt really good about the song. The first single you put out from an album you have to feel really confident and happy with and you kind of put the song out there to be reviewed and all that stuff. I feel really proud of it and really pleased and it gives a good indication of what the album is going to sound like. Are you trying to say something with the song or is more pop entertainment? All the songs are quite deeply personal for me, lyrically so. I’m not trying to put out any pop fluff. I hope that people listen to the lyrics and get something out of it rather than it just being a pop song. You’re touring Tassie again on this tour.

At work? What do you do for a day job? I work at a bank. Very rock n’ roll. You guys still base yourselves in Ballarat, how come you haven’t moved down to Melbourne or anything? That’s a good question. We’re just so close to Melbourne here I guess. We haven’t felt the need. All our families and partners are here and it’s just been easier to stay here.

When we go to Tassie it feels like we’re kind of getting away more. A bit more of a trip away, it feels like there’s less pressure so it’s probably not just the people but the circumstances as well.

None of us are really very extroverted people so I wouldn’t say we’re full of confidence naturally so to a certain degree you have to psyche yourself up a little bit and make sure you’re prepared and feel good about what you’re doing. The live show that you guys will be putting on down here, will that be composed mainly of songs from the new album? I think we’ll do largely songs from the new album. I think we’ll probably do five or six off the last record still, some of the better known songs. We’ll have 15 or so songs that we want to play on any given night but I don’t think every show will be the same at all, set wise, we’ll throw a few covers in. We’ll play it by ear a little bit.

The first single, “Tightrope Walker” is already out, correct? Yeah, it’s just been released. Who is the tightrope walker in Epicure and what circus roles could the other members do? Good question. Dom would be the clown but we’re all pretty shy and reserved people. I don’t know if circus roles really apply to the band.

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When you say it’s warm and friendly do you find that other places are cold and unfriendly? Is Tassie a really different place to come to than other places in Australia? I know when we play Sydney and Melbourne, not that the people aren’t friendly there, but I definitely feel more pressure.

When you’re about to go on tour do you find yourself psyching up for it? Do you have to get your mindset right to go on tour? You kind of do, yeah, it’s funny because I haven’t really played live a lot in the last six months, we’ve just been in the studio working and you do have to get into a different mindset to do it, to deliver.

You’ve got the new album, “Main Street” coming out at the end of September, and you’re touring before the album is released, that’s a bit unusual, isn’t it? We’re bringing out the first single from it. The tour is to support the single and then by the time we finish that the album will probably get released and we’ll go around again.

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You’ve played down here quite a few times, why is that? We just really like it and the people there seem to like what we do and it’s always a really great experience for us. We played there four times last year and the people are really warm and friendly. When you’ve got all that to come to there’s not many reasons not to go really.

Epicure are playing the 19th & 20th of August at the Republic bar in Hobart.

You guys have built up a large reputation as a touring band, traveling extensively behind your albums. What do you like to be known for most - as a rockin’ live act or a band that makes great songs and to what extent does this produce diversity in your fan base? Both, we love touring and recording.

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We are doing all our own recording now so it is so much more rewarding and we can't wait to tour this EP. As for our fans they are a very special bunch and there wouldn't be a 28 DAYS without them. New drummer Adrian Griffin has been with the band now for almost a year, how has he adjusted to the rock star lifestyle? He is married. To what extent has he had to break out from the the shadow of your late drummer Scott Murry? Not at all. They are totally different people.

The last 12 months seems to have been pretty unstable for the band - what happened that you ended up going through 2 drummers? Matt was always just a fill in and I guess we were going in different musical directions so it was only one drummer. Apart from that there was all the label stuff, but we cant talk about that one. How has the band changed after going through all this tumult? We can do whatever the fuck we want now. Our new EP might be Death Metal. No one is telling us what to write, (yes it does happen at major labels) so it's a good change The new E.P the band is currently recording is moving more in the direction of your earlier material like Kid Indestructible, why the change in direction from your more recent releases? Yea a bit heavier and faster. Why the change? Why not. We want to keep it interesting.

Your new DVD, When Dickheads Snap 3 is due for release in the coming months, what is there that’s new and different from numbers 1 and 2? Not much. If we made it too different, we would get lynched. These shows in September will be your first headlining dates in Tasmania since the Upstyledown Tour in 2000, why the long wait between shows? No one would book us down there. Apparently, we are a hand full. Is there any certain city or town in Australia, which you prefer to play live shows? Which crowd has won over 28 Days? Melbourne pride. You guys have just set up your own record label, Rebel Scum Records. What has this meant for you as artists and financially? It means massive amounts of freedom and it means we are even more broke.

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ROCK SALT Little Birdy By Leigh Dillon & David Williams Flying high and back into Tasmania in August are Little Birdy, one of the success stories in Australian music of recent times. With their album Big Big Love going gold this year, the future is rosy for these West Australian natives. Playing gigs at both ends of the state, the Saloon in Launceston on Sunday 14th. Katy Steele, Little Birdy’s lead singer spoke to Sauce’s David Williams about the band’s rise to prominence.

Hopefully just the same wonderful audience we had last time. We love coming down there because we know alot of bands tend to miss out on Tasmania. We get the same thing in Perth so we kind of know how it feels. We really enjoy Tasmania, it's such a pretty city. Hopefully this time we have a bit of time to look around and see some of your glorious country side.

What have you been doing today? Well, we’ve just been rehearsing for the tour, getting prepared, and being creative working on new songs.

What sort of changes have there been in the song writing process since the band’s inception? As a band we’ve all realized that our tastes have changed and repeating ourselves is something we won’t let happen. We are all a lot more aware, a lot more time is invested in arrangements and the process is becoming a lot more exciting. And what’s next for Little Birdy after the national tour? Recording a new album.

You’re touring Tasmania in August. You’ve been here before, what are you expecting this time around?

It wasn’t that long ago that the Sauce featured these guys, so what are they doing back? After the Flames have a new band member, new goals, new achievements and a new CD almost due for release! Since their last show After the Flames have secured a new line up. Having to say goodbye to their bass player, rearranging their line up and starting new material hasn’t been all that easy.

The newest member of After the Flames is no one else but ex When Luck Fails lead guitarist Richard Bellenger. This has led to them having to swap guitarists. Robert is still drumming away, Aaron is still lead, Matt has switched to bass and lead vocals, while Richard has taken up his new position on rhythm and backing vocals. The guys aren’t seeing this as a set back though; things weren’t working out with their ex bassist, and having Richard in the group has brought new ideas and new enthusiasm. Still classifying their genre as a high energy rock band with a melodic hardcore edge, After the Flames future looks to be holding quite a lot

How much time do you get to spend in Perth these days and how do you feel when you’re away? We have been home now for over three months and it’s been pretty exciting. We’ve all got things here, which make it home. Being away is hard, but really exciting at the same time. As I said, everything is just up and down, it’s quite a weird thing to get used to, like being constantly in a washing machine.

What have been the highlights and lowlights of your success? Playing with REM was probably a pretty big highlight, also, playing in New York City was also pretty memorable.

The album was released in 2004, so what is the latest news from the band? Well, we’re all incredibley excited about this tour coming up. I personally have been going a little insane not touring very much. But the main thing on our plate at the moment is trying to figure out where we want to go with the next album. We’ve all got exciting ideas and high expectations so I’m sure we’ll be working exceptionally hard to impress ourselves and our fans.

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How do you find touring and life on the road? I enjoy life on the road. It has its ups and its downs, but all in all, every thing in life is like that. We all have very tight relationships, so it’s

more like a family when we’re touring. There’s a lot we’ve learnt off each other in the last three years.

We found the Japanese Little Birdy website when doing our research and it’s obvious that your popularity is increasing over there, how did you find playing in Japan and when do you plan on touring overseas again? Yes we plan to go over to Japan again in September, so hopefully it happens. It’s such a wonderful country, it has the power to really blow your mind like nothing I’ve ever experienced.

Things are really happening for Little Birdy since the Big Big Love release, what do you think it is about the album that has really touched your fans? Don't know, hopefully it’s just the honesty, I think people can tell when music comes from somewhere honest. There’s nothing to hide and there’s nothing to prove, it’s all just natural. That is my songwriting strategy and as a band we have, from the beginning, just felt our way rather than forced things. We all believe in the same thing.

After The Flames

How different do you find playing in Tassie compared to other Australian states? It’s just smaller, that's all. Everything else is the same.

for these four boys. Hoping to head interstate in about October, they have been busy recording, writing, and becoming “tighter”, which they comment that they have achieved. Taking a serious and professional approach to their music, they hope to be recognized, and to one day work After the Flames as a full time job, without the boring parts. Their morals haven’t changed either – if anything they have become stronger, they're all about the music, each other, taking responsibility and making shows as fun as possible. This new attitude is bound to grab your attention and make you have ultimate respect for them.

With their new line up in full force, After the Flames is ready to introduce the new line up to the public. In the next 4 – 6 weeks After the Flames will also have a CD available for purchase. Its length is to be advised, but we can guarantee it will be a killer. Unfortunately there is still no merchandise available but keep your eyes on their new website; designed by the band themselves, for their possible exciting announcement in the next 6 weeks, as well as regular band updates, media, pics and bios. Also on their site are links to their pure volume site and their myspace site.

BANGERS & MASH Rowland Washington (Hobart) What style best describes the style of music that you DJ? To call it a ‘style’ might imply that the music I play actually has style - but I guess there’s always bad style! The best way to describe what I play would go something like Tacky-Retro80s-90s-Pub Rock-Cheese... the kind of really daggy music that people really love to party to (even if they won’t admit it). I mainly play 80’s and 90’s but will play just about anything once - a case of never really knowing when something will work with the crowd - or when something will bomb out and kill a really good night. How much different is that to what you started playing? Sadly, not all that much - though I guess it’s consistently more tacky than what I started out playing. I began DJing about 8 years back - doing friend’s parties and then onto all kinds of private gigs from kid’s birthdays to weddings. I suppose depending on the crowd I was able to play more variety back then. Have there been major influences or favourite DJs that have inspired your direction and style? Ha! I have plenty of favourite DJs - both local and international - but to say any of these have inspired what I play now would probably be too insulting! Early on I was right into just about every kind of electronic music there was - and still am - but my opportunities as a DJ always came in the form of more commercial gigs. I guess the greatest influence on what I play now comes from all the music I listened to growing up. I was a child in the eighties and was really getting into music in the early nineties, so my level of nostalgia for these eras in particular is getting stronger as I get older. What was popular back then is now part of my weekly set in 2005. Where are currently DJing at the moment? And why? I’ve been playing Tackyland at Syrup on Saturday nights for the past 18 months, and I’m

Cam (Launceston)

By David Williams What kind of DJ are you? I like to play all kinds of music, whatever I am in the mood for at the time, but mainly progressive house or trance. How different is what you like to listen to, to what you like to play? Very similar as I like to listen to a variety of tunes Where have you played recently? The Loft (Saloon) and the Batman Fawkner What’s the best thing about being a DJ? Being able to entertain people, and to be able to do something I enjoy at the same time. How did you become a DJ? I have always been interested in the whole DJ side of things so I thought “why not ill give it ago.” A mate of mine bought some decks so I therefore I started buying records, and then I was hooked! You’re one of the people behind the Sweetbeats parties, what’s the go with them? Boaz and I started sweet beats because we wanted to start playing out and about, and thought that would be the best way to start. This also enabled other new upcoming DJ’s a chance at doing the same. What’s your assessment of the dance scene in Tassie? I think the dance music is becoming more popu-

also playing Mayfair Tavern on Fridays. Syrup simply because I enjoy it - the crowd is full on, the night’s are long, but it’s always a lot of fun. Mayfair because it’s not Syrup - I get to play a little more variety and it’s a lot more laid back (my way of relaxing at the end of the week!). How do you achieve variety in your set week in week out? For Tackyland I play a 3-4 hour set, and I probably only have around 8-10 hours of suitable material all up... So, basically I don’t achieve a great deal of variety. I do rotate stuff around as much as I can, and I throw in the odd new track here and there. Luckily the crowd tends to want to hear the same stuff each week so it works out pretty well. If I got a dollar for every time I got a request for John Farnham’s You’re The Voice, Madonna’s Like A Prayer or Bon Jovi’s Livin’ On A Prayer... I could probably quit my day job! If there was anything you could change, develop or influence in the Tassie scene, what would it be? Increase the population... more people, more clubs, more variety - more support for the really great bands and DJs we have here. What are you listening to at home? Latest favourites include Dave Matthews Band Stand Up, Nightwish - Once, The Postal Service - Give Up and System of a Down - Mezmerize. Playing in the car at the moment: Roxette - The Pop Hits! Please describe your ultimate gig? Somewhere big, like the MCG, with some 100,000+ people going to off to an Open-Air Tackyland Extravaganza!!

lar and it is becoming more sociably acceptable, due to some good house music being played out there. How would you like it changed, if at all? Having our own club in Launceston specifically for DJ’s to play a wider range of music for example more trance etc.... Who do you look up to as a DJ? Local DJ’s that have been around for awhile, but looking broader maybe Armin Van Helden Who’s had the most influence on you? No body in particular but all my mates within the scene play a big role. What are your three favorite tracks at the moment and why? Deepdish - Say Hello Azuli - Close to me Faithless - Why Go

Where do you hope to take DJ’ing? Just a hobby at this stage and something I enjoy. What does the immediate and long term future hold for you? Looking at putting on a few more sweet beats and looking at getting more people involved to make dance music in launnie a little more popular.

Q45 Vinyl's a novelty By Dane Hunnerup DJ Q45, English ex-pat and now Sydneysider recently played the Hobart Uni-Bar. Inspired by early raves and a love of hip-hop, DJ Q45 took up DJing after moving to Australia 12 years ago. During his time in Tasmania he caught up with Sauce’s Dane Hunnerup. Here’s what he had to say about the climate of the global DJ scene. I’ve heard you’re a breaks man but you don’t like to be squashed into any particular category, is that correct? People call me breaks coz that’s just easier for people to go, “yeah, he’s that kind of DJ.” But I’ve always just played music that I like and a lot of that is hip-hop or breaks or more percussiony stuff than just 4/4. I guess out of that people say I am a breaks DJ but I won’t stop myself playing something that isn’t breaks just coz someone says, “breaks party.” I don’t think as a DJ you’ll survive long if you don’t like the music you play. I do it because I enjoy it. The whole reason I started DJing is because I like music, and the only reason I play in clubs as much as I do is because I like exposing people to music they haven’t heard before. I try to fiddle with it so I’ll drop something they’ve heard and then something that they haven’t heard. In the end most DJs were the guy at the party that used to take over the tape machine. So what’s catching your ear in particular at the moment? What kind of beats, what kind of sounds?

There are a few things. There’s an acid house revival going on at the moment which I guess as anything in music it goes around in circles. I think the music is going back to its utopian roots being more about you in a club enjoying yourself. The reason I liked electronic music from the beginning was because it was very faceless. It was music that was just there, it was there as something you listen to and that was fine – it wasn’t packaged with all this other shit that pop music was packaged with. And a lot of that started coming in over the last few years, especially when they’ve they tried to grab the guy who wrote the record and tried to turn him into a personality rather than focusing on the music. I think there’s a bit of a return to the origins with an increase in electro - which is quite big at the moment – a bit more like a rock ethic that makes it a bit more raw, going back to its roots rather than this polished marketing tool. So you feel there’s more of the psychedelic coming out in the music? It’s dance music, it’s supposed to make you dance. Whenever I sit down to write a tune, I’m either going to write it for someone to listen to at home or am I writing it for people to dance to. So do you prefer turntables or CDJs? I play CDs, mostly out of necessity. I give vinyl about two or three years until it’s dead. People have been saying that for twenty years and I’ve always said, “nah it won’t.” The only way it’s been kept going is because DJs needed it, it’s the easiest way of doing it and it still was until the Pioneer CDJ1000s came out. Since they came out the touch control is much improved. Once you’ve got your touch on those you feel as comfortable with those as you do on vinyl and now I’m getting promos from people only on CD so I can see it. I can see the wall crumbling. Vinyl will pretty much be a novelty in a few years.







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is that scary putting your own stuff out there as opposed to the Downsyde stuff? Yeah, I think there is that element of apprehension. I’ve written solo material around all our Downsyde stuff, even before Land Of The Giants. I’ve been looking at all the stuff stored on my computer and on DAT and I knew there had

MC Optamus from West Australian six-piece hip-hop group Downsyde spoke to Sauce’s David Williams the day he was making apricot chicken and getting ready to board the midnight flight out of Perth for the beginning of their national tour. Downsyde hits Tasmania this month with their infectious, high energy show, playing Huon Quay in Hobart on the 12th.

And what is the reason for the Downsyde tour? You’re not touring on the back of a new release or anything like that.

What have you been up to today? Well I’ve been to the studio and I’m planning what I’m getting in my grocery shopping. I’m looking at making some potato bake and apricot chicken and I’m getting ready. We’re on a midnight flight to start the tour. You said you’ve been in the studio as well, what have you been doing there? Well, Dazastah and myself are both producer MCs and we pretty much are constantly working on different projects. We’re just starting up a new deal for the album and I’m finishing off a solo album. Then I’ve got about four or five other projects: I’ve got another band that I’m working with then some other MCs from around Perth that I’m helping get the beats to their album.

to be a time to release this somewhere along the line. And the next Downsyde album; you’re working on that as well? Yeah, we just got in the studio with Guru from Gangsta. That was a really good experience, we did that about three weeks ago.

To me that brings to mind the film. Yeah. My solo album is quite emotive. There’s a lot of stories and characters. It’s a lot of story based stuff. I’m exploring certain topics and these sort of urban tales.

You say that was a really good experience. What was good about it? Just having the opportunity to work with someone of that calibre. We sent him “When The Dust Settles” and “The City Of Beats” and he got back to us via management and said that he was definitely interested in doing the track. Actually getting to work with him one to one and working out what we were going to do with the track and throwing back ideas was quite a surreal experience. He’s someone I’ve been listening to since I was a youngster, and he’s been releasing tracks for the last 12 or 15 years. It was definitely something I’ll be talking about when I’m an old fella.

It’s obviously something you want to do, but

Apart from the cultural differences between


in Sydney on August 13th. Fetish events are unique events where fairly ordinary individuals and couples feel free to express themselves by dressing up in clothing made out of materials such as Leather, Rubber and denim. The atmosphere is very playful and sexual and I tend to play music that reflects and creates that mood

When do you expect your solo album to come out? I’ll probably be sending it to labels towards the end of the year. And is this your first solo album? Yeah it’s called, Dead Poets Society.

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yourselves and Guru, did you find that he approached things differently? Did you find he wanted to do things differently to you guys? I’d say that it would be probably the opposite way. Watching him work, standing in the control room the modus operandi was quite similar to the way we work in terms of ironing out ideas and subjects; working on verses and how they make it to the chorus. It was quite similar to the way we work. So it was a little bit of a reassurance that we were going along the right track. He’s been doing it for so many years. He’s definitely someone that I would look up to, no matter how many albums I’ve written.

“When The Dust Settles” probably came out about four or five months ago. We’ve done a tour, sporadically back and forth along the east coast, but it gives us an opportunity to get back to all the places we really like going to and to get to the ones we haven’t been to. The tour is quite an extensive one, just under a month and we play a show just about every day. It’s an opportunity for us to get out there amongst it and obviously people wouldn’t have heard us play the new material. So it’s for the fans so that they can see us in the flesh and watch. Last time you guys were going to play in Tassie it didn’t eventuate, why not? Actually it did, but one of the shows got cancelled because George Thorogood was booked on the same night. We were double booked for some reason. I’m not sure of the exact workings behind it, but I know we got ousted for George Thorogood. It’s been hard to get venues and promoters for the times we’ve been touring to get to Tassie. We’ve found it a little bit harder than some areas just to get out there to do a show. So we’re pretty hell-bent on doing this show no matter how it was done. Who are the special guests you’ve got playing with you? It depends on the shows. We’ve put a call out on our website and on radio looking for young talent. So we’ve got groups from all around the up a home studio so I would really like to put more time into making my own remixes/edits and bits of original music. Creatively, I’ve been moving into doing more art based collaborations with groups of artists, where I’ll create a musical backdrop to multi media performances in Art Galleries etc.

Russian born DJ Sveta has forged a long and strong career in the dance world in Australia and has played some of the biggest gigs in the country. Chosen to compile the ARIA dance music charts before being a specialist judge for the ARIA Awards, Sveta has long been delivering explosive and unforgettable sets. Having played around the world in places like New York, Tokyo and Toronto, Sveta plays Halo in Hobart on the 20th of August. She spoke to Sauce recently.

You’ve played a few fetish parties in the past, please describe what we’d see at a fetish party and what’s the atmosphere like? I have played at hundreds of Fetish events including the upcoming Skin Two Rubber Ball

I haven’t been able to get along to one of your gigs so I don’t know what the band is like. What’s the atmosphere like a one of your gigs? It’s a pretty hot show, it’s a lot of sweat. It’s a lot of crowd interaction. We love doing improv stuff too, freestyling and just having fun and not making the show too rehearsed. Being able to go where we want to go and where the crowd are wanting to go. We like to keep it quite spontaneous and at the same time we keep the set tight and play the songs the crowd want to hear. What’s the process you go through when you’re writing a track? Usually we’ll write ideas for songs by ourselves and then bring them together, but we do have songs that we write together on the spot. They’re more songs where the vocals go back and forth. It’s more of a Beastie Boys style song. A lot of the songs we write on our own and bring them to the other guys and find similar ground to write on. The Downsyde album; how long until you get enough tracks together and finish it and release it? Probably February or March next year, but we’ll drop a few 12 inches and a single so we’ve got some vinyl before then. There will be a single that will hit the airwaves before the end of the year. How happy have you been with the media take up of “When The Dust Settles”? It’s been awesome, we’ve been absolutely blown away by the support we’ve had for the album. It was our baby when we wrote this album, we spent a lot of time and experimentation on the directions we wanted to take this album and we’ve always been quite a diverse bunch of characters and I think that comes across in our music a bit. The response to the album has been really positive so we’re really happy with “When The Dust Settles”.

website I see you’re booked heavily, months in advance: what do you do when you’re not working? I’m pretty much working all the time if you include my day job at the Sydney Opera House. It can get a bit overwhelming at times but I always think about how cool it is to be working in different areas of the arts for a living, which has always been my passion. In my spare time, I LOVE watching quirky DVD’s, having long café lunches on the weekend with great friends and a couple of times a year, I actually go out and party myself! Describe your perfect work-free weekend. A long lazy lunch in one of the local Newtown café’s, followed by a trip to a market for some thrift shopping, then I’d invite some friends over to watch some DVD’s, and hopefully I can make it out of my unit by going to some kind of intimate social event at someone’s house. I’ve got a bunch of really amazing, clever and adventurous friends so we love swapping stories and entertaining each other.

How do you differentiate yourself from all the other DJ’s? The main differentiation is that I do not conform to any one style of music – I’m really an obsessed music lover who happened to become a club DJ, so my style continually evolves according to what I regard as the best product out there. I’m one of those DJ’s who’s personality really comes through their music. You’ve played around the world, put together mix-CD’s, headlined international events and now work at the Sydney Opera House, what have been the highlights for you? The highlight for me has been sustaining a long term career as a DJ! In 2006, I will clock up my 10th year as a club DJ and I’m lucky enough to have the fortune of experiencing new career highlights as each year passes. I get to travel to different States around Australia a couple of times a month, I’ve played at the Big Day Out, I’ve played overseas, I’m a judge for the ARIA awards, I did the music for Alex Perry and Zimmermann at Fashion Week this year, but most importantly, I get to meet really great people and supporters wherever I go.

country so we’ve selected different acts to play on different bills with us. So it’s just an opportunity for a young an up-and-coming artist to get on the bill and play with Downsyde.

You were born in Russia before moving to Australia, do you keep in touch with the scene in Russia and how does it differ to Australia? I wish I had some contacts…It would be my dream to play in my country of birth. I’d like to go back there in the next couple of years…then I’ll let you know. What other kinds of music do you listen to when you’re not working? I love the strange, bizarre and exotic! At the moment I’m listening to an artist called M.I.A for the U.K who I think is incredible, a CD by Tom Middleton called ‘Cosmosonica’ – 39 crazy cover versions of popular songs by other popular bands, the ‘Best Hip-hop songs’ of all time CD and ‘Fever to Tell’ by the ‘Yeah Yeah Yeahs’.

– dirty tribal and electro, very bass heavy music. The patrons at these events tend to be some of the most polite people that I have ever met. Having had such a varied and stimulating career, so far, what are the mountains you are yet to climb? That’s a good question as I’ve been thinking about that myself. I’m in the process of setting

What’s your involvement with radio these days? I did fourteen years of radio, starting when I was in my teens up until a year or two ago. I am currently putting together a team of kids for a new radio show on Sydney radio station FBi. You do so much, and after looking at your

You’re playing in Tassie in August, what are you expecting from the gig? Hobart has always been one of my favourite audiences and I haven’t played for a couple of years so I hope to see everyone out and partying. My style of music has evolved a bit since I last played so I’m looking forward to playing it as Hobart audiences have always been the quickest to adapt to an eclectic, fun and dirty sound!


Goldie By Leigh Dillon He’s a DJ with an illustrious career, an actor who’s worked with some of Hollywood’s finest and an artist of the highest regard; one of the more diverse talents in entertainment today. From his movie roles in films such as Guy Ritchie’s cult hit “Snatch” and his many other DJing and artistic projects, Goldie has established himself across the Globe. Originally a graffiti artist, Goldie’s art prowess would take him to New York where he gained a role in the 1986 film “Bombing” and was living the hip-hop lifestyle for real. His graffiti career was really taking off and he was getting commissioned for plenty of work, helping out on the album artwork for artwork for Soul II Soul and even appearing on television shows in a nonacting capacity.

Goldie got his start in DJing in 1991 by pestering London DJ’s Fabio and Grooverider for information about tracks they were playing. From there a career was born and he became renowned as a breakbeat specialist. Ironically, at that stage many were forecasting the death of the hardcore scene, yet Goldie’s distinguished career was only beginning. That it is still going strong 15 years later is a testament to his undeniable talent.

Hoxton Whores By Leigh Dillon & David Williams Hoxton Whores main man, Gary Dedman has been on the DJ circuit for more than 15 years, playing in some of the most popular and well-known clubs in London. The night that

Goldie heads to Tasmania in early September to play at Hobart’s Halo on the 7th.

With fellow Hoxton Whore Andrews, the two as producers have created monster club anthems such as “Hide Away”, “You’re in My Hut Now” and “Shiny Disco Balls”. Freestyling House Classics, Rare Grooves, Disco, Hip-Hop and Northern Soul, Gary plays to the crowd and not to himself, as would be expected from a man with 15 years experience.

SONICANIMATION By David Williams & Leigh Dillon As the very last Sonic Animation album, “Eleven”, a retrospective journey into eleven years of Sonic Animation hits the shelves. Rupert Keiller from the group spoke to David Williams about the demise of the band after eleven long years, about what the future holds for both himself, Adrian and those famous suits. What have you been up to today? Actually working. Having a look through the live show, we’ve got a gig on Saturday night at Jindabyne in the snow, so just having a look over that and making sure that’s all cool. Because we’re self-managed looking at all the shit we’ve got to do over the next month. I’ve got to hold it all in my head, put it in order and write it down. It’s just all over the place. Do you ski? I used to snowboard but I haven’t been for a really long time. I was planning on staying up there after this weekend but I’ve just got so much stuff to do, I won’t be able to do it unfortunately. I might try and go tobogganing on Sunday morning or maybe throw some snowballs around. This release, “Eleven”, will be your final Sonic Animation album is that true, and how do you feel about it? I’m really happy about it and I was really excited about putting the whole thing together. Really excited about it getting out there and really excited about the new songs as well. I enjoy doing interviews and touring, probably not as much as I enjoy the whole writing process, but I enjoy it all and I’d much rather be doing this than anything else.

Partner in crime Andrews always makes his first priority to entertain the crowd and make sure

As a DJ he’s been able to constantly evolve, when his music went through a particularly dark phase he said, “Dark to me was just a representation of the way people were feeling at the time”, he says, “there was a recession, winter and the country was in decline. Dark was like the blues music”. As subsequent releases were to prove, Goldie was set to stay one step ahead of the rash imitators as he still is today.

Dedman, with co Hoxton Whore, Kevin Andrews conceived, Flaunt-it, has been running for 10 years on a monthly basis at numerous venues.

Calling it quits

Dedman has played at a huge variety of clubs, yet names his favourite night as the back room at Flaunt-it, although he suggested that a career highlight was DJing at George Lucas’ birthday party and the Star Wars film premiere. He also cites doing a track with Cream, not the club but a remix of Eric Clapton’s “Sunshine of My Love” as a highlight.

So that begs the question then: why is Sonic Animation ending? I think eleven years is a really long time to be in one outfit, for one band to be around. It’s a pretty long time to be out there. I’ve known Adrian, been working with him for about 14 years and I think just creatively we need to go in a completely different direction, I need to have a completely clean slate so I can do whatever I want and go wherever I want musically and forget about everything I’ve done in the past. Have you got new projects planned already or are you going to wait until the Sonic Animation stuff is finished and then look at it? I’ve been talking to a guy about writing some stuff already. He’ll be doing some lyric writing. I haven’t really written many lyrics in the last couple of years. For some reason, I seem to have lost momentum on that side of things, and am more intro creating music than lyrics. So I’m talking to someone about lyrics and I’ll handle all the music. Probably try and get something out in the middle of next year. I’ll try and get all this other stuff out of the way first. I’ve definitely got ideas happening and likewise with Adrian, next year as well. So what sort of direction are you looking at going to? Probably freeform, jazz, funk, only joking, I don’t play any instruments, well now properly anyway. I guess obviously there’s going to be elements of what I do now because it’s just the way it’s happened, but it’s a bit hard for me to say because I’m just trying to keep it under wraps really at this point. So what are you going to do with the suits? We don’t know. I’ve been thinking about destroying them on stage at the last gig, but I don’t know if I could bring myself to do it, it’d probably freak out half the fans. Maybe if there’s someone there tripping and they see the suits getting destroyed they might have a nervous breakdown.

people have the best night out possible - keeping the Flaunt-it spirit alive. “By playing for the crowd and not to them, I only go home happy if the last sound heard is the crowd cheering for more.” “Even after all these years, the buzz of playing before the crowd gets me every time and that drives me on to try and make the atmosphere at future parties better (if possible).” The Hoxton Whores play at Syrup on the 12th of August.

There’s always e-bay? Actually when we made the video clip we had to put together suits for that. Then when we started touring with the suits we got proper ones made because the first ones were pretty bodgey and only just made it through the shoot. But we actually sold the original ones on e-bay not too long ago, but I don’t know if I’d want to sell them. Maybe Adrian would take one and I’d take one. They’d look pretty good framed, horizontal across the wall. Who initiated the disbanding, you or Adrian? I think we’d both been thinking about it but we’d never actually said it. Are you sure about that. It sounds like a bit of a nice answer? I’m just trying to think back to late last year, because I used to live in Melbourne before I moved up to Sydney and we hadn’t really started writing anything and I know from there I thought, “I feel like doing something else, something completely different” and then when I mentioned it to Adrian he said, “yeah, I actually feel the same way”. So it sort of fell into place mutually, there wasn’t anything else really happening there, we just sort of went, “that’s what I feel like doing.” So we decided. It fell into place mutually. I can’t remember whether I said, “how do you feel about the future?” Or whether he asked me. You’re going on tour on the back of the album in September, will that include Tassie? It doesn’t as yet. I’ve noticed that on the schedule that it’s not there.

I saw you play at the Saloon last time you were here. Do you think you’ll be back at some stage though? I think what we might do is, I’d like to pick up a few shows later in the year. One of those being Tasmania and the other being Darwin, so that’s the way I’m thinking at the moment. Part of the problem is that Adrian and his wife have a baby on the way so we can only do a certain amount of shows before a certain date and then he needs to be around home, otherwise he’ll get whipped by his wife. But after that we might just pick up a couple of shows. This is really our last headline tour, so this is people’s last opportunity to see us in small clubs. But if over summer there are some festival shows that come up like Homebake then we’ll probably do that, because it’s a completely different vibe at a show like that, but this is really our last headline show.


Meat Katie By Leigh Dillon A self-confessed workaholic, Meat Katie aka Mark Pember, has been one of the hardest working DJs in the UK. Having been both a producer and DJ on the breakbeat scene his brand of tech-funk draws inspiration from a variety of dance styles but still keeping its breakbeat feel. Having spent 2005 as basically one long international tour, Meat Katie comes to Tasmania in September. Labelled as one of the most consistent DJs in the world, Meat Katie’s discography demonstrates just how hard working a DJ he is, with a long list of his own releases, collaborations with other artists and remixes. He gigs constantly and is one of the more respected DJs on the international circuit. Growing up in a working class area in London, Pember, who still lives in southwest London with his family, hails from the same area as other high profile DJs. Names like Lee Coombs, Dylan Rhymes, Elite Force, TCR and Rennie Pilgram all came from the working class southwest. And as for the name, Meat Katie, Pember told Dennis Romero of Los Angeles City Beat, that he “spotted a skin-flick with the title, Meat Katie.” Two words he thought just shouldn’t go together. “It just jumped out at me,” he said. “I nicked the name, (though I) never bought the film.” As part of the Australian tour, (he was also here in January for Summerdayze) Meat Katie will be playing at Hobart’s Halo nightclub on the 10th of September.

Doors open 10pm Tickets $20 on the door (Be early, this will sell out) www


Amber Savage

By Leigh Dillon

From there her status as one of the country’s best DJs has continued to go from strength to strength. In the winter of 2004, “Intoxicating Rhythm,” the first of Amber Savage’s solo releases was put together and released. A double CD with 23 tracks, it marks the coming of age of Amber Savage. Previously she’d collaborated with DJ Vixen, Stimulant DJs and Tasmanian touring partner Nik Fish. In just a few short years, Amber Savage has made a massive name for herself as one of this country’s most popular DJs. Bursting onto the scene as a 19 year old in 2000, Amber’s career just continues to be on the up. By 2005 Amber’s position in the Technics ITM Top 50 Australian DJ poll had soared, having her break into the top 10 for the first time.

Before the release of “Intoxicating Rhythm” some of Amber’s career highlights include the 2002 Big Day Out and scoring a residency in one of Sydney’s award winning club night, Sublime at Home. Amber plays Syrup in Hobart on Friday the 19th August with fellow Sydney DJ Nik Fish.

Discovering rave culture as a teenager, Amber would spend the weekends raving and then attending school during the week. The path of her studies was firmly focussed on music and art and when she finished school she pursued a career as a DJ.

Nik Fish By Leigh Dillon Having taught himself to DJ by using the shop decks whilst working at Sydney’s Central Station, Nik Fish has become one of the most hardworking, well known and important DJs in the land. Known for his three hour sets behind the decks and his ability to get the crowd right behind him in his marathon sessions, Nik Fish has had a long and distinguished career in the dance world. Born, bred and based in Sydney and with a career spanning 15 years, Fish is renowned for his work on several musical platforms including DJing, studio production and dance music radio. Nik is arguably one of Australia’s most popular and well-known DJs, travelling extensively, performing in all states and capital cities as well as appearing in regional centres. His first residency was at Kinsealas in 1990, during which he also held down a day job at Central Station Records. “It all happened really abruptly [for me]. 1990 was the year that I got the radio show, worked at Central Station (where he taught himself to mix on the shop decks) and when I got the job [residency] at Kinsealas”. Playing in Hobart this month with fellow Sydney DJ and collaborative partner, Amber Savage, the

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pair will play at Syrup in Hobart on Friday the 19th of August.


GIG Guide 03/08/05 - 06/08/05 Wednesday 3rd

Hobart Halo Pendulum “Hold Your Colour” Album Launch Local line-up: Spin FX, Loki, Model T, Joe, Scottie. W 10pm - 6am Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late

– Resident DJ’s Seb, & Guests ‘Laying down the Khunks “O” Funk’ Downstairs 10.30pm: BOOGIE – 70’s & 80’s FUNK with resident DJ’s Nick C and Duncan. Upstairs 11pm: BREAKEVEN – Phat breaks & Electro with resident DJ’s AdamTurner, Scott Woodhouse, Seb and guests..

Launceston Republic Bar 9pm Leo De’castro & Friends

Launceston Batman Fawkner Inn DJ EARL & Co. In the Batty Bar til late Irish Murphy’s Carl Fidler & J Christopher Hanson Trio James Hotel Green Berets Royal Oak Original Music Saloon Legendary Uni Night With DJ B-Boy and Karaoke in the Loft with DJ Loco Thursday 4th

Barcode, Cafi Centro Gay friendly night club Batman Fawkner Inn HAPPY HOUR 5.30 -7.30 with Roundabout in the Batty Bar and The Belchers and Rocket Noodle in Pool Hall til late Irish Murphy’s Distro James Hotel Ben Castles Lonnies Niteclub Groove Royal Oak Leigh Ratcliffe Saloon With DJ B-Boy and Karaoke in the Loft with DJ Loco

Hobart Saturday 6th Republic Bar 9pm Cyndi Boste supp. Mike Elrington $2 cover

Launceston Batman Fawkner Inn UNI NITE with 4Play, cheap drinks all night Irish Murphy’s Voodoo Lounge James Hotel The Exploders (Melb) & Well Strung (Covers) Saloon Big Brother evictee Dean and DJ B-Boy playing the best commercial tracks Friday 5th

Hobart Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late Republic Bar 10pm Borne + The Exploders $7/5 cover. Syrup Downstairs 8pm: KO

Burnie Sirocco’s Bar & Nightclub Decks in the City with DJ Paul

Hobart Halo La La Land Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late Republic Bar 10pm Nellie & The Fat Band $2 Syrup Upstairs 3pm: SATURDAY ARVO LIVE SESSIONS – Rock out with the bands: Hammer Head + Guest from 3pm to 6pm. Downstairs 10.30pm: TACKYLAND – 70’s 80’s and 90’s RETRO with resident DJ’s. T.H.C. &Rolly Upstairs 11pm: The BEEZ NEEZ presents – DIRTY F*CKN DANCIN – house, electro & breaks, with resident

DJ’s Gillie, Adam Turner, + Guests

Trivia Night -7pm $5000 to be won

Uni-Bar The Beautiful Girls

Wednesday 10th

Hobart Launceston Batman Fawkner Inn Uncle Lucy in the Pool Hall Irish Murphy’s Live Music James Hotel Luke Parry Lonnies Niteclub Groove Royal Oak Dave Adams and friends / black and blues – L/ton blues club (boatshed Saloon Super Saturday Party Hard DJ B-Boy upstairs and DJ Loco with karaoke

Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late Republic Bar 9pm Stevie Page Syrup Syrup Smack Down Hip Hop and MC Battle Hosted By Grotesque & MDUSU

Launceston Batman Fawkner Inn DJ EARL & Co. In the Batty Bar til late Irish Murphy’s Samuel Bester & The Jane Does Saloon Legendary Uni Night With DJ B-Boy and Karaoke in the Loft with DJ Loco

Sunday 7th

$2 cover Syrup Downstairs 9pm: KO – Resident DJ’s Seb, & Guests ‘Laying down the Khunks “O” Funk’ Downstairs 10.30pm: BOOGIE – 70’s & 80’s FUNK with resident DJ’s Nick C and Duncan. Upstairs 11pm: LaCasa – Presents Hoxton Whores fron U.K. plus Gillie and Matt B

Launceston Barcode, Cafi Centro Drag Legends Candi Stratton & Magnolia Thunderpussy Batman Fawkner Inn HAPPY HOUR 5.307.30 with Roundabout, Pulse in the Batty Bar & Anchors Away, The Muddy Turds & Half Mast in the Pool Irish Murphy’s The Fabulous Picasso Bros

Hobart Republic Bar 8:30pm 4 Letter Fish

Launceston Irish Murphy’s Mick Attard, Distro & Summer Melodies Saloon The Beautiful Girls

Republic Bar 9.30 Stand Defiant + the scandal + After The Flame (The Volcolm After Party) Syrup MESH – Hobarts oldest club night, breaks/drum+bass with resident DJ SPINFX and guests.

Monday 8th

Launceston Hobart Republic Bar 8.15pm Republic Quiz Night

Launceston Batman Fawkner Inn 5 BUCK NITE Live entertainment with Steve Moore

Batman Fawkner Inn UNI NITE with Roundabout Cheap drinks all nite Irish Murphy’s Geale Bros James Hotel Uni Night with Funkin Unbelievable

Irish Murphy’s Steve Moore

Royal Oak Samuel Bester

James Hotel Mick Attard

Saloon Big Brother evictee ??? and DJ B-Boy playing the best commercial tracks

Tuesday 9th

Hobart Friday 12th Republic Bar 9pm Blue Flies

Launceston Batman Fawkner Inn Tight Ass Tuesday with Live Music Mark Stinson Irish Murphy’s Carl Fidler Saloon

Hobart Halo Concord Dawn (NZ) Huon Quay Downsyde Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late

James Hotel Sambo Lonnies Niteclub Groove

James Hotel Luke Parry Lonnies Niteclub Groove Royal Oak Leo and Mick Saloon Super Saturday Party Hard DJ B-Boy upstairs and DJ Loco with karaoke

Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late Republic Bar 9pm Butterfingers Supp. Unleash The Nugget $20 cover Syrup MARGARIT-A-GOGO! ½ price Margarita mayhem with 50’s,60’s, 70’s Retro DJ’s, Mr Sven Gali and T.H.C

Launceston Sunday14th

Republic Bar 3pm Kings Of Mars 9pm harlem lounge

Launceston Irish Murphy’s Steve Moore Ben Castles Funkin Unbelievable Saloon Little Birdy

Batman Fawkner Inn Miss Nude Tasmania Doors Open 7:30

Syrup Upstairs 3pm: SATURDAY ARVO LIVE SESSIONS – Rock out to LIVE BANDS The Bad Luck Charms and Endshow from 3pm to 6pm. Downstairs10.30pm: TACKYLAND – 70’s 80’s and 90’s RETRO with resident DJ’s Mick Norton and Roly Upstairs 11pm: The BEEZ NEEZ present DIRTY FKING DANCIN – the best of house, electro & breaks with resident DJ’s Gillie, Adam Turner, Modal and DSKO.

Batman Fawkner Inn

Barcode, Cafi Centro Gay friendly night club Batman Fawkner Inn HAPPY HOUR 5.307.30 with Roundabout & Uncle Lucy in the Pool Hall Irish Murphy’s The Dead Kilkenny’s

Lonnies Niteclub Groove


Royal Oak The Rakes/The Muddy Turfs/Half Mast (Boatshed)

Legendary Uni Night With DJ B-Boy and Karaoke in the Loft with DJ Loco

Ursula’s Tasmanian Wine & Tapas Bar Straight, No Chaser

Hobart Republic Bar 8.30pm Fletch

Republic Bar 9pm 120 y’s


Syrup MESH resident DJ SPIN-FX and guests.

Batman Fawkner Inn 5 BUCK NITE with Mark Stanson


Irish Murphy’s Carl Fidler James Hotel Hospitality Night with Ben Castles & Leigh Ratcliffe

Batman Fawkner Inn UNI NITE with 4Play, cheap drinks all night Irish Murphy’s Distro James Hotel The Rodgers

Tuesday 16th Burnie Sirocco’s Bar & Nightclub Miss Nude Tasmania 2005

Hobart Republic Bar 9pm Tecoma (Alice Springs) No Cover.

Launceston Batman Fawkner Inn Tight Ass Tuesday with Live Music Steve Moore Irish Murphy’s Sowhow Saloon Trivia Night -7pm $5000 to be won

Saturday 20th



Republic Bar 10pm Gus & Frank. Free extended show.


James Hotel Phil Picasso

Monday 15th


Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late

Uni-Bar Heat One of the National Campus Band competition

James Hotel Ben Castles

Thursday 18th

Saturday 13th

Sirocco’s Bar & Nightclub Decks in the City with DJ Paul

and Duncan. Upstairs 11pm: Pickle Presents Hard Bass Generation with Nik Fish and Amber Savage+ Locals Tristan, WilCo and DSKO

Irish Murphy’s Mick Attard The Rakes

Hobart Royal Oak Stevie Page (Boatshed)

Launceston Republic Bar 10pm Sugartrain

Wednesday 17th

Hobart Irish Murphy’s Ripsister


Thursday 11th


Roundabout in the Pool Hall

Royal Oak Original Music Saloon Butterfingers Friday 19th

Hobart Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late Republic Bar 10pm Epicure supp. Anita George band $15/12 cover. Syrup Downstairs 8pm: KO – Resident DJ’s Seb, & Guests ‘Laying down the Khunks “O” Funk’ Downstairs 10.30: BOOGIE – 70’s & 80’s FUNK with resident DJ’s Nick C

Sirocco’s Bar & Nightclub Decks in the City with DJ Paul

Hobart Halo DJ Sveta (Syd) Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late Republic Bar 10pm Epicure supp. Anita George band $15/12 cover. Syrup Upstairs 3pm: SATURDAY ARVO LIVE SESSIONS – Rock out to LIVE BAND: The She Rats + DJ Terrorist from 3pm to 6pm. Downstairs 10.30: TACKYLAND – 70’s 80’s and 90’s RETRO with resident DJ’s T.H.C and Roly. Upstairs 11pm: The BEEZ NEEZ – present DIRTY FKING DANCIN – house, electro & breaks with resident DJ’s Gillie, Adam Turner, Kir, Corney and guests.

Launceston Batman Fawkner Inn THE Belchers plus 3

GIG Guide 03/08/05 - 06/09/05 supports In the Pool Hall

Republic Bar 8.30pm J.C.H Trio

Irish Murphy’s Icon

Syrup MARGARIT-A-GO-GO! Margarita mayhem with 50’s,60’s, 70’s Retro DJ’s, Sven Gali and T.H.C

James Hotel Plastic with John Ferris & Luke Parry in the Front Bar

Launceston Lonnies Niteclub Groove Royal Oak Graham Rix Saloon Super Saturday Party Hard DJ B-Boy upstairs and DJ Loco with karaoke Sunday 21st

Hobart Republic Bar 8.30pm Cake Walking Babies

Launceston Irish Murphy’s Idle Hands Carl Fidler The Unit Monday 22nd

Hobart Republic Bar 8.30pm G.B. Balding

Batman Fawkner Inn DJ EARL & Co. In the Batty Bar til late Irish Murphy’s Nathan Weldon The Styles James Hotel Leigh Ratcliffe Saloon Legendary Uni Night With DJ B-Boy and Karaoke in the Loft with DJ Loco Thursday 25th

Hobart Republic Bar 9pm The Dealers $5/3 cover. Syrup MESH – Hobarts oldest club night, breaks/drum+bass with resident DJ SPINFX + Loki + Scott Woodhouse.



Batman Fawkner Inn 5 BUCK NITE with Steve Moore

Batman Fawkner Inn UNI NITE with Roundabout Cheap drinks all nite

Irish Murphy’s Ben Castles James Hotel Hospitality Night with Glenn Moorehouse Tuesday 23rd

Hobart Republic Bar 9pm Graham Rix

Launceston Batman Fawkner Inn Tight Ass Tuesday with Live Music Mark Stanson Irish Murphy’s Carl Fidler Saloon Trivia Night -7pm $5000 to be won Wednesday 24th

Hobart Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late

the Khunks “O” Funk’ Downstairs 10.30pm: BOOGIE – 70’s & 80’s FUNK with resident DJ’s Nick C and Duncan. Upstairs 11pm: LaCasa House and Funk Djs Kir, DJG and Guest

Royal Oak Launceston L/ton blues club, Terraplane - (Boatshed) Batman Fawkner Inn DJ EARL & Co. In the Saloon Batty Bar til late Super Saturday Party Hard Irish Murphy’s DJ B-Boy upstairs and Jesse Pitcher DJ Loco with karaoke Modus

Decks in the City with DJ Paul Skateboard Art Event 10am-5pm Marine Terrace Warehouse (adjacent to Burnie skate park) No Comply


Sunday 28th



Barcode, Cafi Centro Gay friendly night club


Saloon Legendary Uni Night With DJ B-Boy and Karaoke in the Loft with DJ Loco

Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late

Sirocco's Bar & Nightclub 64 Wilmot St Bur nie 6431 3133

Thursday 1st Sept

Republic Bar David McCormack & The Polaroids


Batman Fawkner Inn Roundabout in bar, The Dealers, First Offence tour in the Café from 9PM

Launceston Irish Murphy’s Voodoo Lounge James Hotel Carl Fidler Lonnies Niteclub Groove

Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late Republic Bar 9pm Leo De castro + the Warriors $2 cover Syrup Downstairs 8pm: KO – Resident DJ’s Seb, & Guests ‘Laying down

Irish Murphy’s Mick Attard Distro Sowhow

Burnie Sirocco’s Bar & Nightclub Decks in the City with DJ Paul

Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late Republic Bar 10pm Dukes of Windsor supp. The Basics $5/3 cover.

Launceston Batman Fawkner Inn Breakwater Irish Murphy’s Well Strung James Hotel Luke Parry Lonnies Niteclub Kid Kenobi & MC Sureshock

Syrup MESH – Hobart’s oldest club night, breaks/drum+bass with resident DJ SPIN-FX and guests.



Irish Murphy’s Steve Moore

Republic Bar 8.15 Republic Quiz Night Launceston Batman Fawkner Inn 5 BUCK NITE with Mark Stanson

Hobart Halo Tas DMC Competitions


Monday 29th

Saturday 27th

Syrup Upstairs 3pm: SATURDAY ARVO LIVE SESSIONS Irish Murphy’s – Rock out to LIVE Leigh “Stinkin” Ratcliffe BANDS The Swedish Magazines(Melb) and James Hotel The Dealers(Melb) Uni Night with The +Local Support 3pm Basics (Syd) & 3some to 8pm. Downstairs (Covers) 10.30: TACKYLAND – 70’s 80’s and 90’s Royal Oak RETRO with resident Original Music DJ’s T.H.Cand Roly. Upstairs 11pm: The Saloon BEEZ NEEZ present Big Brother evictee ??? DIRTY F*CKN DANCIN and DJ B-Boy playing “if it’s good we’ll play the best commercial it” – house, electro & tracks breaks with resident DJ’s Gillie, Adam Friday 26th Turner, Kir and Dsko


Republic Bar 12pm – 12am Hot August Jazz Festival lots of jazz bands no cover.

James Hotel Uni Night with Sgt. Green Royal Oak The Rakes Friday 2nd

Irish Murphy’s Carl Fidler


James Hotel Hospitality Night with Ben Castles

Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late

Tuesday 30th

Republic Bar David McCormack & The Polaroids

Hobart Republic Bar 9pm Patrick & Anna

Syrup Downstairs 8pm: KO – Resident DJ’s Seb & Guests ‘Laying down Launceston the Chunks“O”Funk’ Downstairs 11pm: Batman Fawkner Inn BOOGIE – 70’s & 80’s Tight Ass Tuesday with FUNK Live Music with resident DJ’s Nick Steve Moore C and Duncan. Upstairs 11pm. BREAKEVEN Irish Murphy’s – Phat breaks & Electro Steve Moore with resident DJ’s AdamTurner, Scott Royal Oak Woodhouse, Seb and L/ton jazz club guests.. Secondary Dominants Saloon Trivia Night -7pm $5000 to be won Wednesday 31st

Republic Bar 9pm Solitude


Republic Bar 299 Elizabeth St North Hobart 6234 6954 Soak @ Kaos 237 Elizabeth St Hobart 6231 5699 Syrup 1st Floor 39 Salamanca Place Hobart 6224 8249 Uni Bar - Hobart Campus 1 Churchill Ave Sandy Bay 6226 2495

Saloon Super Saturday Party Hard DJ B-Boy upstairs and DJ Loco with karaoke

Cafi Centro 76 St John St Launceston 6331 3605

James Hotel Luke Parry Lonnies Niteclub Groove Sunday 4th


Irish Murphy’s 211 Brisbane St Launceston 6331 4440 James Hotel Reality Niteclub James Bar 122 York St Launceston 6334 7231

Irish Murphy’s Geale Bros Ben Castles Summer Melodies

Barcode, Cafi Centro


Irish Murphy’s Cat’s Whiskers

James Hotel Hospitality Night with Ben Castles

James Hotel The Panics and Glenn Moorehouse

Tuesday 6th

Lonnies Niteclub Groove

Batman Fawkner Tight Ass Tuesday with Live Music

Sirocco’s Bar & Nightclub

Lewisham Taver n 46 Scenic Drive Lewisham 6265 8144


Monday 5th

Royal Oak Syrup Carl Fidler MARGARIT-A-GO-GO! Margarita mayhem with Saturday 3rd 50’s,60’s, 70’s Retro DJ’s, Sven Gali and Burnie T.H.C

Halo 37a Elizabeth St Mall Hobart 6234 6669

Irish Murphy’s Funkin Unbelievable


Hobart Kaos DJs Chilli & Brent 10 pm till late

Syrup Upstairs 3pm: SATURDAY ARVO LIVE SESSIONS – Rock out to LIVE BAND: The Roobs and Johnny Shut Up from 3pm to 6pm. Downstairs 10.30pm: TACKYLAND – 70’s 80’s and 90’s RETRO with resident DJ’s Roly and Naughty. Upstairs11pm: The BEEZ NEEZ present DIRTY FKING DANCIN– “if it’s good we’ll play it” – house, electro & breaks with resident DJ’s Gillie, Adam Turner, Timo, Corney, Dsko, Modal and Kir

@Venue Guide

Lonnies Niteclub 107 Brisbane St Launceston 6334 7889 Saloon Bar 191 Charles Street Launceston 63 317 355 The Batty The Batman Fawkner Inn 35 Cameron St Launceston 6331 7222 Ursulas on Brisbane 63 Brisbane St Launceston 6334 7033

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Up To Our Necks

By Ryan Cooke


you are in the wrong place. Your live show has to be one of the most energy filled shows I have witnessed, where does the energy come from and what could you recommend for people catching future shows? I would suggest you have an open mind and if your not keen on getting hit with any number of instruments -stand back Your new E.P, ‘In Blood’, is due out in the coming months. Why such the long wait in between recording and the actual release date? The delays are due to the packaging and we could not find a place that would print the small quantity we were after as we are not into having 400 up to our necks coasters around our house, the wait is almost over...almost Any future plans of playing some future shows in the north of the state? After the awesome reaction we recieved with the Left Hand Cuts the Right/Faux Defeated/ The Scandal show we are real keen to get up their soon and will definitely play in Launceston on our CD Launch tour. Last year you changed your name from Frontline Choir to Up to Our Necks, Why did you feel you needed a change? Frontlinechoir was a cheesy name, we needed something straight to the point, Up To Our Necks achieves this. Our sound has evolved from our frontlinechoir ep and as soon as you hear "In Blood" you will see why a name change was in order. In your short existence, the band has gone through 3 bass players; do you find it hard to write new material without a solid line-up so to speak?

Ben writes all the material so no it hasn’t been hard, our current bass player Sam is by far the best we have had in regards to talent and motivation. It’s safe to say that this will be our final line-up

Each member of UTON brings something to the band, what do you see as the band’s major influences?

Having supported big name acts like Mindsnare, Conation and more recently Left Hand cuts the Right and Faux Defeated, what have you taken from supporting more esteemed acts?

What is next for Up To Our Necks?

I see each show as equal and we give 100% no matter who we are playing with and that’s the way it should be, there aren’t any egos and if there are


Who knows...seriously. Everytime we want to chuck it in we play an awesome show or something and our mind changes! On the flip side though when we play too much we get burned out on it and need time apart. Nothing is set in stone

Alice Cooper @ Silverdome

ents; the highlight would have definitely been Eric Singer’s incredible drum solo.

By Ryan Cooke

The show came to a close with his classic ‘Schools Out’ which during it they released giant balloons which when popped released lollies. After a five minute break, Alice come back out and opened his encore with his biggest hit, 'Poison' which blew the roof off the dome. He rounded out the set with ‘Wish I Was Born in Beverly Hills’ and ‘Under My Wheels’. One of the best performances I have ever witnessed. Let’s hope he isn’t the last big name to come our way.

certainly a surprise, Billy is the last person in the world I thought I would be seeing doing this style. The first half of the set continued the theme, subsequently, most of the audience weren’t really that receptive - you're either a fan or you're not. The second half of his set focused on his older, more known material like ‘Rock Me All Night’ and the final song of the night ‘Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy)’ which brought down the house. It even inspired some of the younger members of the audience to make their presence well and truly known by starting the night’s first moshpit. After a short delay, drums started beating and we all heard 'Hey, Hey, Hey'…finally, Alice came strutting across the stage and the crowd went wild. From the opener ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’ Alice owned the crowd.

You know something special is happening when over 2000 people are heading to the Silverdome for a concert. This time, the father of Shock Rock himself, Alice Cooper, was gracing Tasmanian shores for the first time in his long and distinguished career. At the stroke of 7:30, Billy Thorpe kicked off the show with his take on Prop Rock. It was

During each song he seemed to have a new stage prop which always ended up in the crowd for some lucky punter to take home and remember their night by. Alice took no prisoners and broke out all the classics, 'Dirty Diamonds', 'Be My Lover', 'Lost in America', 'I’m 18' and 'Feed My Frankenstein'. It was great to see each member of the backing band getting their chance to showcase their tal-

RYAN'S RECOMMENDED ALBUMS The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine

Terror One with the Underdogs

Left Hand Cuts the Right ...You Breathed Like Winter

Walls of Jericho All Hail the Dead

Meshuggah Catch 33

Bleeding Through This Is Love, This Is Murderous

Chicken Hawk Down Tidak Bagus

Norma Jean O’ God the Aftermath

Lately, it’s been great seeing so many people getting out and supporting the local metal scene. It’s also been great seeing some local musicians showing their metal roots. It was also great to see so many people out and about supporting the first Sonic Distortion in Launceston. Hobart college kids, Separatist have just released some new downloadable demos of tracks from their upcoming debut E.P. Devonport based hardcorer’s After The Flames are just wrapping up recording of their brand new E.P at the Traxx Studio’s, the new E.P will feature new guitarist Richard formally of Launceston band When Luck Fails. One of the most intense and brutal bands in Tasmania, Up To Our Neck’s are set to release their first album under their new name, the album was recorded earlier this year and as I understand it will be released in the coming months. Expect to see launches in both the north and the south of our wonderful state. In the coming months, Tasmania will be graced with some big names touring and there will be more to come, expect to see bands like Parkway Drive, I Killed the Prom Queen, Blood Duster and more. Some lucky Killswitch Engage fans had a great treat recently, the Western Massachusetts quintet announced on their website six days before hand that they would be playing a hometown show at the Worcester Palladium between days off on the Ozzfest 2005 tour to film their first live DVD. Fans were treated to performances from very special guests As I Lay Dying and Once Beloved. The DVD will be directed by Lex Halaby (Mudvayne, Chimaira) and will be released in November 2005. Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden will play a charity gig at the Hammersmith Apollo on September 02. The show is to raise money for the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Fund. Former Maiden drummer Burr has the disease and in 2002, the band played three nights in March at Brixton Academy in his honor, donating the £250,000 plus profits from the concerts and merchandising into the fund. Maiden is also set to re-release their classic ‘The Trooper’ on August 15th in the UK, no word on an international release yet. Billy Milano, vocalist for Stormtroopers of Death, is set to appear on the track “Molotov” on the forthcoming Soulfly album ’Dark Ages’. Milano originally had a conflicting schedule with Soulfly, and because the band could not wait for him, Max called Billy and his piece was recorded via cellular phone. Morbid Angel recently filed a missing perons report for their rhythm guitarist Tony Norman after he failed to make contact with the band for a month and missed a scheduled tour of Portugal. August will see the release of the new albums by Fear Factory, Every Time I Die and Opeth, make sure you get hold of these quick as possible. August through until early November is going to be huge months for bands traveling to Australia to performance. August brings us Alexisonfire, Destroy Music Tour ft. IKTPQ, Behind Crimson Eyes and more. Nine Inch Nails, Eighteen Visions supported by In Name and Blood and Shai Hulud on their last ever visit to Australia. Mid September, Wednesday 13 will bring his version of Glam Metal to Australia for three huge shows, Wednesday last visited Australia in 2003 with the Murderdolls on the Big Day Out Tour. Last but not least Fantômas will be back in Australia in September treating fans to shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle. Mike Patton and his troops will not disappoint. That’s it for another month, as Cliff Says ‘Metal Up Ya Ass!’

Albums - reviews by Elona, Randall + Ryan

67 SPECIAL The World Can Wait

BIZARRE Hannicap Circus’

Well this is a special delivery that everybody will be thrilled to get their smutty little paws on.

Bizarre’s debut solo album ‘ Hannicap Circus’ is indeed a moving musical experience.

Get ready to get rocked with this collection of awesome sound production and classic 67 Special sounds that make this a definite winner. The World Can Wait’, an instrumental leads you through to the eclectic ‘ Boys and Girls’, with vocals that are raw and smooth, working its way to an explosive climax. ‘Walking Away’ will pull you into their sound sphere of rock. ‘Cotton Sheets’ wraps around you, enchanting you into yet another quality track emphasizing all the players in 67 Special. The Distorted guitar strums and hums under almost 70’s rock vocal howling. “Radio Kill” hurls and burns, putting their distinct stamp on every track. A quality album, a definite special, 67 Special fans will surely be happy with this latest endeavor.


The album’s opening track ‘Just like TV’ begins and doesn’t really impress me a whole heap. Why? I hear you asking. Well it seems like it’s unfinished, incomplete and it even sounds a little hollow at times. The next track, ‘Talk show’, reminds me of the good old classic 80’s electric rock – with the wail of their guitars and basic drums, not to mention the shallow attempt at biting Franz Ferdinand’s style, which started a whole new lot of irritation. In ‘Only Human’, the music has a distinct raw edge, but not raw like sushi, raw as in needs to be cooked. On the whole I found this album under developed, with repetitive tracks which gets kind of boring. But then again, who knows, it might be good after 12 hours of drinking.

This toilet-paper-chewing, shower-cap-wearing big boy delivers this slightly indecent party CD with a hefty dose of devilish lyrics, before balancing out this 20 track CD with some emotional tracks, telling some home truths about life, love and living. Bizarre stars as his own lyrical ringmaster and plays the clown with comedy skits to entertain his audience, in between an assortment of polished manicured beats, roughed up with Bizarre’s deep gut churning rhymes. Bringin’ it right up into your grill with in yo’ face lyrics like, “I got two lesbians with full blown aids” will surely grab your attention. But you’ll be sitting your chillin ass back down and laughing at his risqué humor with ‘Gospel Weed Song and “Porno Bitches.” Performing along side Big Boi and Devin the Dude this will have you and your biatch taking notes...wink, wink. THE HELLACOPTERS

Rock & Roll is Dead Is 2005 the year Rock and Roll is reborn? Turbonergo has already released what some say is the best album of the year, now the Swedish kings of sleaze rock return with their latest full length album ‘Rock & Roll is Dead’. No one does Cock rock like the Copters, from ‘Before the Fall’ through to ‘Time got no time to wait for me’ this record doesn’t let up. More of a mellow track, ‘Leave it Alone’ won’t have old school fans of the copters jumping for joy but might attract a new fan base. For this record, the band has adopted a little clearer sound with their guitars with more 60s influences coming through. Despite the obvious quality of this album, it seems to lack any new direction. ‘Rock and Roll is Dead’ doesn’t surprise, but it still manages to sound fresh, and is worth a listen for any lover of good music.

FAKER Addicted Romantic Collectively known as Faker, Nathan Hudson, Paul Berryman, Phi Downing, Jonathon Wilson and Paul Youdell bring you “Addicted Romantic,” the group’s newest release. Opening with the solid sounding, ‘Bodies’ which brings us into the abyss that is ‘Addicted Romantic,’ and surrounding you with the definitive ‘emotional rock, (oh my god, feeling a Doctor Phil coming on), they reach out to you with ‘Love for Sale’.

K-OS Joyful Revolution Beginning with a little bit of soul and some acoustic guitars, ‘Emcee Murdah’ begins strongly and sets the imaginative focus for the listener that strangely reminded me of the Big Brother motto, assume nothing and expect anything. Intelligent musical flows and diverse beats are being thrown in from reggae to Spanish guitars with the soothing lyrical rhyming that is sure to impress. Reggae splashes through the track “Crucial.”

Next on the emotional rollercoaster is ‘Fucking the Exhibits’ which rolls into a streamline of blasé anger that really seemed to just kept going and going and you guessed it…going.

‘The Man I Used To Be’, an R&B delicacy showcases their exceptional musical ability to combine old school soul, original street style hip-hop and then they shake it up with an almost Jazz follow through which spins into a whirlwind with B-Boy attitude.

My opinion about ‘Addicted Romantic’ is check out the horrorscopes in this month’s Sauce and look for the clingiest, most emotional and needy star sign as those types will definitely love this album.

‘Commandante’ satisfies with its saucy intro and seductive Spanish guitars, showing that ‘Joyful Rebellion’ is a diverse celebration of musical sounds that delivers a distinct taste of what creation brings...


TERROR Lowest Of The Low Terror has to be one of the fore runners of the new wave of Hardcore coming out of the north at the moment. The anticipated follow up to 2004’s ‘One with the Underdogs’, Lowest of the low doesn’t disappoint at all. From the opening riff of ‘Better off Without You’ this album has you by balls. Terror’s take on hardcore is better than a lot of the crap coming out at the present. Tracks like ‘Don’t Need Your Help’ and ‘Life and Death’ all showcase how great this band are as song writers. Their take on the Dag Nasty classic ‘Can I Say’ has to be heard. Scott’s howling vocals have to be heard to be believed. The record is rounded out by a great show from Tokyo in September 2003. Only disappoint with the show is the sound quality. This album is sure to create more interest in this style of music.

Orange County’s very own Throwdown are back with their major label debut, ‘Vendetta’, the anticipated follow up to 2003’s ‘Haymaker’. After much turbulence surrounding the lineup, Throwdown seem to have settled. Opening track ‘We will Rise’ sets the pace, with the heavy driven riffs of Matt Hentley showing he has come a long way since ‘Haymaker’. Dave’s voice has also come a long way, sounding more ‘abusive’ in your ears than its presence on ‘Haymaker’. Special guests Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage) on ‘The World Behind’ and Sean Martin (Hatebreed) on ‘Shut You Down’ add much to this album. Standout tracks include title track ‘Vendetta’ and ‘To Live is to Sacrifice’.

DVD - reviews by Elona ANYTHING ELSE MGM Anything Else is the story about a young writer who falls in love with a wild at heart woman who is just completely impossible to satisfy (sounding familiar anyone?). Jason Biggs, the American Pie apple pie fucker and Christina Ricci shine in this star studded comedy. This insane romantic comedy will show you how far love can push a person. Co-starring Woody Allen who plays a wanna-be writer who teaches during the day and Danny Devito playing an over zealous bookings agent, this is a kooky love story, full of aggressive personalities peeping out in each scene. A story of strangeness, drama queens and intrigue, Anything Else will keep you most curious and will have you laughing at these fools in love.

GAME OF DEATH UNIVERSAL This twin platinum edition DVD set, resurrects one of the all-time kung-fu masters, Bruce Lee in the 1978 film ‘Game of Death’. You've got to love Bruce in the land of digital wonders. Re-vamped the clarity of the film was awesome, the colour and sound were as crisp as the executed punches. In the film a martial arts movie star must fake his own death in order to find out who is trying to kill him. Amazingly, the producers used footage from Lee’s actual funeral, for the funeral scenes. Lee had started work on the film, only to be offered the chance to make “Enter the Dragon”. He put “Game of Death” on hold but unfortunately never completed it as he died after finishing “Enter the Dragon”. In 1978, new footage using three Bruce Lee look-a-likes was filmed to accompany the few scenes Lee had completed in an attempt to create a feature-length movie. At times, to be honest, it is nothing short of ludicrous, but there are plenty of enjoyable moments: the fight scene choreography is wicked, and the final half an hour which is almost all authentic Bruce Lee at his fighting best is well worth the wait. The bonus disk was not really impressive with stills, text and extra pictures. It was very ho hum, but for die-hard Bruce Lee fans a definite must have!

RONIN TWIN DISC SET Ronin is the Japanese word for A Samurai without a master. In this case, the Ronin are underground specialists of any kind, whose services are available to anyone - for a pretty price, that is. Dierdre (from Ireland) recruits several Ronin to form a crew in order to orchestrate a plan to retrieve a mystery suitcase from a man who plans to sell it to the Russians. Once the mission has been completed, the suitcase immediately gets switched by a double-crossing member of the crew and an ensuing game of cat and mouse begins. The complicated web of deceit shows its ugly face before the real fun begins, including some sensational car chase scenes. It doesn’t give you all the answers (like what is in the briefcase) because it doesn’t really have to. Robert De Niro manages to give another good performance, and this twin set DVD offers bonus footage. Directot John Frankenheimer gives and insightful commentary that is very interesting indeed. The bonus features also offer an alternative ending that was cut from the film’s original release for being too depressing.


MGM This dazzler of an Australian film us sure to impress you, not only with the acting, but the lighting and camera work is absolutely brilliant and shows our homegrown talent to be of the highest caliber. Taking advantage of our wicked mountainous landscapes, get ready to forward roll into this heartbreaking journey of a ‘little girl lost’ who finds herself homeless, broke and let down in a mountain tourist town where she is all alone. Reality bites and secrets unravel in this cryptic story of this city street urchin clashing with high society blue-blooded Aussie country boys. Love mixes with uncertainty, and pride messes with social ladders, and then there is the twist. Let me leave it at that so I don’t give away the plot. Be prepared to see one of Australia’s finest pieces of film that is sure to impress even the bitchiest critics.

GIG Reviews The Dead Abigails

The Hard Ons

James Hotel Thursday 21st July

Lewisham Tavern Wed 29 June

By Andrew Devine

By Leigh Dillon

With great expectations I took half a day off

As reported last month The Dead Abigails, Launceston’s favourite rockers were back gigging around town. With their new line up (the band is now minus keyboard player Jason) and a new lease of life the band took the stage at James Hotel where they rocked-out in front of a healthy Thursday night Launceston crowd of nearly 200 eager punters. Having never seen The Dead Abigails before but having heard plenty of healthy praise I found myself still unsure of what to expect. Sometimes bands, like over-hyped movies, struggle to live up to the hype when expectations reach unrealistic heights. But The Dead Abigails with their new sound, dynamic stage show, tight set and catchy tunes left me certain that the talk had been justified and the wait had been worth it. As a unit they’re closely connected on stage: Carl, Glenn, Corey and Randall. It’s obvious that The Dead Abigails know each link in the chain’s strengths and it’s clear they know the only way

work and drove the 3 hours from the West Coast to check out the latest offerings from seminal Aussie punk act the Hard Ons.

After an amped trip from Hobart in the family Roobsmobile. We arrived at the Lewy to find a hushed but excited crowd hunched over beers, looking speculatively at the enormous speaker stacks flanking the stage.

Soon enough the venue began to fill and Hobart rock mafioso the Roobs took to the stage and crowd with an aggressive ballsy set of scrotum-

is up. The Dead Abigails have been through a long and winding journey since winning Unearthed on Triple J but after seeing them in the flesh it made me realise that this was a band in it for the long haul. They’ve got the right balance of confidence, charisma and presence and they’ve songs to match.

shrinking Garage Filth. Lovely.

The crowd, though appreciative of the southern skills, were there for one thing - the Hard Ons. Sure enough, the Hard Up’s sound man tweaked the levels all the way and the Old Legends let rip with some polished rock hard classics that had

Carl Fidler, with his big voice, decked out in jeans, T-shirt and army boots and soaked in sweat had the crowd hanging on his every line. It was at James Hotel but it could have been anywhere, such was the occasion and the distinct feeling that these boys know how to put on a show.

the now packed Tavern pulsating.

Unfortunately by this stage I’d drunk way too much for my own good and remember only flashes of their second heavy new set. From all accounts it was top shit and loved by (nearly) all...

Will we see the Stiffies again? Who cares....

The Belchers, Halfmast, the Scandal and Rocket Noodle

Disconnect Records Bad Thursday No.3 Irish Murphy’s – 14/7/2005

By Ryan Cooke

Batman Fawkner Inn Saturday 9th July 2 Mainland acts greeted punters as another ‘Bad Thursday’ kicked off at Irish Murphy’s – the third such show from the Disconnect lads.

By Ryan Cooke

Dave’s stage antics at times are a bit too much, but the punters will keep coming if Dave continues to hang from the roof during a song. This was the Scandal’s first show in Launceston since the Disconnect launch in mid 2004. Most of the crowd didn’t have any idea who they were or what the hell was going on. I always love to see when a band shares vocal duties.

The two acts in question were Melbourne Hardcore lads Faux Defeated and Prog Rockers Left Hand Cuts the Right. Hobart Punkers the Scandal, Hardcore lads Up To Our Necks and Launnie rockers Spank Paddle completed the bill. Spank Paddle opened the

Next were Launnie’s own The Belchers. This was the first show featuring new guitarist Dawson, set ran pretty well apart from a Rocket Noodle stage invasion and the band also being joined on stage by Morgan, who played some guitar for one song. Only problem I can say I have with the act is, I believe Andy’s vocals are being wasted singing pop punk.

Launceston has really got its act together lately and started putting on some great multi band nights. Tonight’s menu was no difference, you had something for everyone’s tastes, you had the rock styliings of Rocket Noodle, Pop Punk fun of The Belchers, the more serious the Scandal and last but not least, always fun band to watch Halfmast. First off the rack was Rocket Noodle. These guys are use to headlining nights like this, but it didn’t faze them opening. RN have to be one of the most intense acts in Launceston to watch. Morgan, from the moment he picks up the guitar he owns the stage, same with Connor on bass, often over looked, he is one of the tightest and best bass players in the scene at the moment.

To round out the night we had Halfmast, giving us their take on the new wave of punk coming out of the states at the moment. These guys always seem to be crowd favorites. As much as they won’t like to admit it, their closing song Sirens, has to be one of the most Nu-Metal sounding songs I have heard in a while. Still a great song though.

Faux Defeated many people will forget. I don’t think the punters up front were prepared for vocalist Sam’s front row antics either. Their set was intense and brutal, leaving the crowd wanting more. The Scandal has only just started playing together again after a short break but they haven’t lost it, showcasing a lot of material from their split CD with Stand Defiant, and they didn’t disappoint. Still one of the tightest and best live acts in Tasmania.

Left Hand Cuts the Right night with their blend of Nu-Metal, Funk, Rock and whatever else takes their fancy, they are always a great band to watch and they didn’t disappoint. Guitarist Leo is still out of action due to his finger injury but he joined his band on stage for most of the performance singing backing vocals. Highlights of their set would have to be Stu’s great guitar work and the amount of energy Pissy always seems to have. Up To Our Necks were making their Northern debut and they put on a performance that not

Left Hand Cuts the Right is one of the more interesting acts I have seen in a while, their style reflects how much inspiration they have taken from bands like At the Drive-In and Refused – not a bad thing in this case. Despite their quality, the crowd didn’t really know what to make of them. Last but not least were Faux Defeated, and they had the crowd going from the word go. One of the tightest and best hardcore acts doing the local scene at the moment. The pit at the front was so intense that the bars security had to go up front and settle down the crowd and even throw some punters out. After about 4 or 5 encores, Faux Defeated wrapped things up. Everyone band and person had a great time. One show people won’t forget for a while.

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TOP 8 SINGLES / NET TOP 50 Crazy Frog Akon Mariah Carey Backstreet Boys Gorillaz Rogue Traders Ciara Missy Elliot

Axel F Lonely We Belong Together Incomplete Feel Good Inc Voodoo Child Oh Lose Control

Aries This month it is clearly your destiny to learn that penguins shake dry salt out of their noses.

Taurus TOP 8 SINGLES / NET TOP 50 All The Young Facists Lights Out Walls Do-do's & Whoa-oh's Game Of Life Concrete Boots O Yea Best of You

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You may need some time alone this month, with the moon being yellowish and round. Play the xbox for 7 hours straight. Or why not 14? Then move on to the ybox.

In Your Arms Holy Virgin Into Your Eyes Running Water Put Your Hands Up Sonnenschein Airport Humanity

Even when you think everyone thinks that you think that everyone’s thinking about what you think, think again because they think that your thinking what they think is too thought provoking to even be thought about.

Cancer The moon is very close to the earth this month. It is your destiny to be caught in the chorus of a Bon Jovi song.



You may find yourself in a stupor some time this month, surrounded by drunk friends even. The force is with you. Enjoy.

TOP 40 You're Beautiful We Belong Together Army of Lovers Ghetto Gospel Gasolina From the Floorboards Up Since U Been Gone Crazy Chick

James Blunt Mariah Carey Lee Ryan 2 Pac Ft Elton John Daddy Yankee Paul Weller Kelly Clarkson Charlotte Church

Virgo You’re scattered amongst the scats this month and weighing up the proverbial (scats) between a rock and a hard place. Take the rock and you’ll have a rock, take the hard place and you’ll have a hard.



Becoming a reantidisuncunta blearianismablified turd is not going to justify your need for more edible electronics.

We Belong Together Mariah Carey Pon de Replay Rihanna Hollaback Girl Gwen Stephani Don't Cha The Pussycat Dolls Don't Phunk with my heart The Black Eyed Peas Lose Control Missy Elliot Behind These Hazel Eyes Kelly Clarkson Let Me Hold You Bow Wow Feat Omarion COLLEGE AIR

TOP 8 SINGLES Common People Studying Stones Sitting, Waiting, Wishing Take It Easy Wheels The World At Large This Photograph is proof The Widow

William Shatner Ani DiFranco Jack Johnson Bright Eyes Cake Modest Mouse Taking Back Sunday Mars Volta

Scorpio You are beyond this world. You are beyond this horrorscope. If you’re reading this horrorscope you obviously aren’t a Sagittarian.


Capricorn Edge Radio Recommended Spoon Gimme Fiction The Cants Melbourne Vampires Turbonegro Party Animals Eels Blinking Lights; and Other Revelations Sleater-Kinney The Woods Josh Wilkinson The Smokey Mirror The Trashcan Sinatras Weightlifting The Pumpkinheads Under The Influence

Aquarius A morbid fascination with elastic, a coat hanger and plastic straws will strike you from behind this month. You will also feel like half the man you used to be, even if you are a woman. Think twice before you announce your appetite for horse. What are you? Cannibal?

Sauce Recommended Albums Daft Punk Jack Johnson Evolutionary Vibes VHS or BETA Idelwild Trivium The Flaming Lips Endorphin

Yes you’re lonely. Yes it’s winter and it would be nice to cuddle up to a hot water bottle of the opposite sex. But guess what they’ve just discovered? KNITTING IS BETTER THAN SEX. It is true. They said. Repeat 20 times a night while knitting those leg warmers.

You may attend a wedding this month... a suggestion: when someone says they’d like to make a toast, fight that voice in your head. DON’T have the waiter fetch you a slice of bread while you retrieve your gift from the bride and groom.

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MUSICIANS WANTED Anyone interested in joining a Hip-Hop outfit wether you strum, scratch, beat, produce or Mc Please only serious people apply. Phone 0422968768 after 4pm

ACTORS WANTED Actors wanted 4 short film. If u can sing would b a bonus.Email tas_auditions@yahoo.Com. Au 4 info. Must be in hobart area. Phone cassie murray on 0419772673 email:emailcasper@yahoo.Com.Au

bands, trios, duos, solos, roving and street performers. Please send biomaterial including CDs, photos and songlist. PO BOX 5067 Launceston 7250 Enquiries: 0433 155 633 BLUES & ROOTS MUSIC WANTED

BAR (Blues & Roots) Promotions have been contacted globally by over 150 Radio Stations, Festival Promoters and Record Labels eagerly requesting BAR (Blues & Roots) first compilation disc. You Need To Be On It. For a list of cities & countries, prices and further info contact Jillian Jake – 08 9417 9152 Melanie DeCull – 0417 093 800 - ROOTING FOR THE BLUES –


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Piesces Pregnancy is in the stars. LOL that freaked you out didn’t it. If you have a girl you shall call her Streamer. If you have a boy you shall call him Champion. True. It’s in the stars.

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Stuart Whiteroad's 1995 Honda CRX/Delsol

Budy Club Style rear bar JDM Clear Side Markers Removed badges INTERIOR GADGETRY Retrimmed Seats in White and Black Leather Retrimmed door trims in white and black leather Retrimmed Roof lining in white leather Custom Sub enclosure behind seats All plastic colour coded Saas Victor Steering wheel Saas Gear Knob Autometer Monster Tacho with blue shift light


Chris Stephens Lonnies Niteclub

What drink do like most to make and why? Cocktails ( Exelerators and Jagi bombs!!!) Describe your ultimate bar: Funky tunes, cool people, pool tables, sports tv and open till daylight!!!! Have you had a bartender mentor or someone you admire in the industry? Tom Cruise in Cocktail

OWNER Stuart Whiteroad YEAR/MAKE/MODEL 1995 Honda CRX/Delsol

What makes a great bartender? I think being able to make an effort to try and remember people and faces and drinks. Always smile and treat everyone the same and just have fun with it!!


ROLLING STOCK 18x7.7” Alexia Gestalt 2s with 215/35/18 Toyo Tyres SUSPENSION King Spring Super Low springs BODYWORK Custom Front bar Veilside Style Side Skirts

What are some of your favourite licensed premises and why? Lonnies Niteclub!!! Because we GO OFF!!! Like frogs in socks!! What is your favourite drink? Wild Turkey and dry.

STEREO COMPONENTS Panasonic Dolby Digital 5.1 8 Stacker Kenwood 4 Channel Amp

ENGINE ACCESSORIES K&N Pod 2.5” Cat Back Exhaust DRFT 2.5” Stainless Muffler

And dislike? People who don’t say please.

Rockford Fosgate P3001 Monoblock Amp Schneider Splits Alpine Splits Rockford Fosgate P3 10” Sub Stinger Gold Plated Battery Terminals (+ & - ) Playstation 2 SPECIAL THANKS Jimmy and Scotty at Speedy Tyres Brant at Autobarn Platinum Car Club and Associates My Parents Jono Sturzaker Tom & Simone


How long have you done this work? Fifteen years hospitality experience (7years in Melb) How did you get started? Kitchen hand job back in 1990 Where have you worked before? In 15years a LOT! (Crown casino (Melb) Princess Theatre (melb), Dockside Café Wine Bar and really too many too mention but lots. What do you enjoy most about bartending? Meeting such a diverse range of people.

AGAINST Battery Life Average - charged daily Very slow charge rate using USB charger


Advice for aspiring bartenders? If they can't pronounce it DON’T give it to them!!! To make things better, Tassie bars should have more ... ? We could be open for longer for people to enjoy. And less ... ? People who like to spoil it for everyone else. (Where is the love?!)


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Tell us one of your bartending secrets: Being able to lip read and I have really good hearing.









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BEHIND THE SCENES Duncan Underwood By Leigh Dillon You’re a bit of a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to music: you play, produce, write and engineer, how did it all start? Started private music lessons when I was 8 years old which continued until I was 15 years old. By the time I had I reached 14 I could comfortably play 4 different instruments (obviously not at the same time….but I still keep my fingers crossed). I had great music teachers who really helped me with some of the basics of music like sight reading, ear training, writing and performance. I still look back at those days and appreciate that I got taught those elements as having versatility in areas can help you progress. I started writing songs when I was in primary school and used to perform them by myself and a little Casio keyboard in front of the school assembly. I eventually realised that my keyboard skills weren’t that great, so I tried writing songs on guitar which I ended up sticking with. By this time the old Commodore64 was hip and hot and MIDI was quite new in the music world, I started to notate and write many of my songs on the computer with a very basic scoring program. This was my first introduction to MIDI and computer recording which then led me onto Emagic’s Logic and Digidesign’s ProTools systems which I'm currently still using. I started live sound engineering back in early High School as I found I had this fascination about sound and how u can sonically alter it and present a final mix to an audience. As I got to the end of high school I was recording material at home on tape decks which then got me interested into the more finer details of studio engineering. When I was 16 I was touring around Tassie with small cover bands doing their sound which was great experience, as I got to meet a lot of different musicians, mix on different PA systems and travel around the state So, by the time I was 17 I was playing music, recording music and doing both live and studio

engineering but still had so much to learn. I was having a ball with all of it because all the areas were related to each other and you could cross reference all the time. I think the whole producing side of things really happens to people later on in life once they have experienced a lot of music and then have the skills to create and manipulate songs so there is a good product as an end result. As a sound engineer/producer, how did you get the skills for the job? As an engineer I have spent many years watching other people and especially listening to other engineers. The best bit about engineering is there is no wrong or right way, as an engineer you can be creative just like a musician but as long as it gets you that result you are after, no one can tell you otherwise. For me, I was never scared to push a button and flick a switch to hear what it does. I probably did learn a lot of skills the hard way but I know it sunk into my head better than reading from a text book. As a producer, I’ve always enjoyed working with other artists and helping them reach their goals. I’ve always kept my musical tastes open cause I think that you have to be these days and as a producer you really need to know what is happening in all styles like country, jazz or dance music so when a client does comes to you, you are on the same page together.

What sort of training and qualifications do you have? Most of my training has been on the job training and just being out there in the industry. The qualifications I have are Advanced Certificate in Sound Production, Programmable Controllers 1 & 2 and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering. For someone wanting to break into producing and engineering, where would you suggest they start? A good audio course is always a good start for anybody. Get to know who is doing what out there in the industry and don’t be afraid of getting your hands dirty. Ask plenty of questions. Watch, listen and learn is my best advice. What do you consider to be your career highlight so far and why? What im doing at the moment is definitely a highlight. I’m playing music in front of people, front of house sound operator for a small handful of artists, recording and producing my own music as well as helping other people record and getting their product out there. You’ve had success recently in the Australian Songwriters Association with Safer in Time: in a producing sense what was that experience like? Myself and co-songwriter Leigh Ratcliffe (Funkin

Unbelieveable) had so much fun putting that track together and seeing it get through to Top20 in a national contest was awesome. From the producing side of things it was great to see it go from an acoustic version and evolve into a pop-rock version. I spent so many hours changing sounds and trying new ideas which really opens up doorways to where u can take a song and with my system based around ProTools and Logic, ideas are basically unlimited to your imagination. I think we ended up with like 12 different mix versions for that song. You should hear the country version..hehe When doing a live gig, where are your favourite venues to engineer? The first that comes to mind would definitely be the back room of The James Hotel (Reality Nightclub). The other venue I really enjoy engineering at is Irish Murphy’s because it’s a Top Pub. What or who has been the biggest influence on your career and why? Music and Audio in general is definitely my biggest influence that keeps me going. My business partner Natasha Turner, my friends and my favourite local venues (Irish Murphy’s & The James) have always given me more than enough support over the years to make it all worthwhile. What’s next for you from here? Currently I still have Distro (Acoustic Covers), Distrotek (Sequenced Duo) and Pitcherwood (Acoustic original duo) constantly playing so all of that is still going to continue. On the studio recording side of things I have a number of clients that come through from week to week but I'm also looking at re-marketing the studio and pushing my services out there a bit more than I have been. Launceston seems to be a bit quiet on the studio side of things, which is a shame because there is so much talent down here it seems a waste that most of this is not being heard and supported by the general public. For more info log onto

GAME REVIEWS Tekken 5 PS2 - Namco

By Jason Collins ing fast-paced, highly-detailed characters and sweet atmospheric environments together in what is arguably the best fighting game on a system thus far.

By Jason Collins


Gameplay is all. Tekken, and fans of the series will either cry or rejoice in the return of the juggle combo system. Lets face it, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as suspending your opponent in the air while pounding him senseless and getting "perfect" but having it done to you is a real beeeyaaatch.

On the aural side, things are just as rosy with all characters having their appropriate opening themes reproduced faithfully and with ringside commentary helping to bind the excellent graphics into a convincing unit.

Also making a return is the follow up to the Tekken Force mode of Tekken 3, providing a diversion from the standard fighting modes in most games of this genre.

This is where things unfortunately turn sour for what could have been a real winner. The controls let this game down and obviously a lot of effort went into the production of this title but I think maybe a rush to get it finished by a certain wrestling corporation's deadline may have adversely affected the final product.

But multiplay is what it's about and kicking your friend's asses with spectacular and devastating combos. Lets see that again ….. replays are awesome.

The King Of Iron Fist Tournament is back in its fifth installment and I must say it shows a brilliant return to form after the terribly average Death by Degrees starring Nina Williams of Tekken fame. The game sees the return of some old favourites from previous games in the series. And the death of others. All of this told in the beautifully rendered scenes and intro sequence which Namco are renowned for. First off. I must mention the graphics. T5 is simply eye-candy-central and Namco have pushed the PS2 hardware to its limits bring-

Graphically WWE WM XXI is really well done capturing the atmosphere of the WWE with all its flamboyant characters reproduced faithfully with nice motion capturing and detailed features. Fans will easily spot their favorites. The arena environments and crowd animations are well done also, helping to reproduce the feel and layout of a WWE televised event.

Sound is also suitably chunky and all characters sound as you would expect emitting the appropriate screams and catch cries when fighting. The music in T5 is also of high standard and really sets the mood for the game well.

At the end of the day, though, after playing WWE WM XXI, it’s a case of wish it played as good as it looks, hopefully any follow up to this game will address the control system.

Having watched Tekken evolve from its very first outing on the PS1 to its current incarnation has been amazing, with every following game getting better and improving on its predecessors.

All is not lost though, grab a few mates for a multiplay bashfest and you will enjoy this title a whole lot more. The sheer variety of matches is pretty insane with everything from standard to HELL in a cell.

Overall Tekken 5 is the pinnacle of the 3d fighting games on any system and technically amazing because of what Namco has been able to make the PS2 do. I wholeheartedly recommend this game as a must have for any PS2 collection.


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Must be the month for fighting games as the XBOX game this month also features heavily on the biffo, but of a different kind, WWE wrestling, now being a big fan of wrestling. I hoped for a gem of a game like Tekken 5. But alas it was not to be. Its not that WM XXI is bad, but it could definitely do with a less clumsy fighting control system, as depending on where you are positioned in relation to your opponent seems to limit what move you can execute. So at times it almost seems like there is no fighting system at all. This is a real shame as this game got so many things right.

Regardless this game will probably sell bucketloads based on the success of the WWE but I would suggest a rental before shelling out for this one.


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SPECIAL SAUCE Australian Songwriters Association ASA Tasmanian State Coordinator - Martin Blackwell The month of July wrought for all of us intrepid crew here at the Australian Songwriters Association here in Hobart once again all of the exemplary entertainment, charm, skills and spills that our concerteers have so quickly become known for, with really exciting developments happening within the throng to reveal. Once again, it is fantastic to announce to you, the listening public, the month's entourage of cabaret was indeed a thrilling one. This month's finesse was encapsulated within the acts that were Alex Byas, Julian Teakle and Alistair Jarvis & Jozef Kremzer – all of these performers are known to Hobart bands – Alex of Liquid Green performed a remarkable set of the songs from his catalogue, his influences can be described as being grind core and world music, but not to be unfair – Alex has a style unique to himself, and good stead for the future, as a routine rocker of venues, both in Hobart and abroad. Watch out for Alex! Julian Teakle was my notable choice for July, reaching peak optimal indie fervour with a set of songs – some of which were so refreshing to hear, Julian being notable as the singer for former Hobart indie art punkers ‘The Frustrations’, a band who gigged regularly in the late part of the 1990’s in Hobart, before playing and releasing their indie craft in Melbourne. It was so cool to hear songs of a Hobart surburbia living theme, which resonated with tales of sex, death, bombasity and urban paranoia. Such themes are very real – and temper any epic rock singing bravado & ego driven megalomania – it balances well! Hobart’s a small town, but still such city stories are eternal to residing in this temporal latitude. For me, it brought back many good memories of that famed, late dingy hole that was the Doghouse hotel, where hundreds of bands had been spawned and went on to good things, or just sunk into obscurity.

participants in the Elvis Christ band & new Hobart band The Shy Girls – they delivered all the jovial oz rocking, soft metal power ballads, with themes mostly about girls, but conversely making heart beats, and heart breaks – they play a true mud of the Derwent Hobart city blues. Well done guys, you rock my world. Special acknowledgement goes also to Jay Frasier, who kicked out the jams with his first gig here, and travelled 200 kms especially for the occasion. Well done Jay! Exciting developments within the ranks of the Australian Songwriters Association of late occurred in Sydney, with the ASA committee elections. It is with great pleasure to announce that our new national president is Denny Burgess, who with the bullet, not unlike his top ten hits, sped to the top of the committee with an unanimous decision, and rightly so. Denny’s bands include the darlings of the Oz hall of fame ‘Throb’ and ‘The Masters Apprentices’ – and represent a new epoch within our association as a man with incredible charm, and a rock god whom oozes fervour and sex appeal. Denny represents an anomaly – an exhilarating riposte to the present day, and all of the foresight to make our association an even more rocking cause! It was with breathless anticipation and a whole lotta rosy, when Matt Sertori, Deb Manskey, and myself (w/ Phil Dearing) performed at the Concorde Club in Sydney, and sang with Denny & brother Colin (also of Ac/Dc) on an all-in chorus rendition of the Masters Apprentices ‘Do what you wanna do’ –deluxe!! Next concert for the ASA will be performed at the Telegraph Hotel on the 10th of August – the venue in which even the raver girls enjoy good unplugged music. For a booking with the Australian Songwriters Association domicile at any month, please email me at or call 0400288 058.

Encouraging words are meant in this article for a good many. Alistair Jarvis & Jozef Kremzer,

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These nights at Trout seem to typify what people can expect to hear on Edge radio, is this a fair call and can you expand? Totally. All the DJs at Club Edge present weekly shows on Edge. They all have wildly varying musical tastes and backgrounds which they bring to both Club Edge and Edge on-air. I understand that Edge won CBAA radio station of the year in 2004. How has Edge Radio taken that in its stride and what are the new developments since then? Our station of the year award probably doesn’t mean a lot to people outside the industry or people familiar with community radio in their own communities but for us it was a big pat on the back for all the work done bringing a great concept to life. This concept is still growing and evolving to bigger and better things, such


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Club Edge Night @ Trout I thought I’d wander on down to the Trout last Wednesday for a poke around at their Club Edge night. Club Edge is the night when a selection of radio DJs from Edge Radio get a chance to spin up some of their personal favourite tunes, often within the theme that they’ll play on their shows to give bar punters a chance to hear their stuff and to give them some hands on experience playing at a pub. It’s kind of a cross-over of intent and the multi-purpose feeds back onto itself and comes up rare – you’ll often find some diamonds at these gigs apparently and it was certainly the case this night. I had a chance to pin Chairman of the Board for Edge Radio, Ben Crothers in a corner for a few minutes and plied him with a few questions:

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as; greater community integration and participation, partnerships with educational institutions and administrators and improvements in services to local artistic culture. I understand Edge has had some ongoing issues with the former bandwidth licensees Cadence FM. Would you care to comment on these issues? Both Edge and Cadence applied for a permanent license on the 99.3FM bandwidth after each had been given air-time under temporary licenses. The ABA chose Edge over Cadence; it’s as simple as that. Obviously Cadence weren’t happy with this decision, but we’re keen to move on and make the most of the license we’ve been given. Is Edge Radio getting enough sponsorship? We are always looking for sponsorship but we also look for quality over quantity. Sponsors that will get the most out of Edge’s services and also sponsors that suit Edge’s community of interest. Are there any elements of Edge that seem weak or need development? We always require dedicated volunteers to run projects and help run Edge as a small business. I doubt that any other community radio station in Australia would do as much as we do with as little paid staff as we do. The more volunteers we have, the more likely it is

that projects are going to happen smoothly and successfully. Chris Johnson has lead Edge from strength to strength. How has his leadership seemed from the inside and do you think his involvement will continue in the capacity as Station Manager in the longterm? I really can’t speak for Chris on his long-term intentions, but I really hope he stays as long as he feels he can. Chris is an outstanding manager and has grasped the role of managing a community radio station quickly and effectively. He has an insight and perspective which consistently impresses and amazes me. What do you think are Edge’s strongest features? The variety of music, its dedication to the support of local arts and culture and its role as an education and training tool for anyone looking for a career in media or communication. Is there anything else you’d like to say about Edge or the Edge nights at Trout? Only that I love that people who aren’t your usual ‘DJ type’ can get up in a pub and play an hour of their favourite music. I also think that many people want this in their local pub; it’s a happy medium between the ‘club DJ’ and the jukebox. Also, Edge is always on the lookout for potential on-air DJs and getting a chance to DJ at Club Edge is another added incentive for people to give it a go. For any and all information about Edge, the first place to look is the website www. It’s a great organization to be involved in and there are lots of opportunities for people to participate and learn valuable skills.

Dear Aunty Dilemma Dear Aunty Dilemma, Please help me decide where to go next in my next move.... To Melbourne to cut loose and have some fun or back to little old Launceston to scare people with my madness? Abbey, Devonport Dear Abbey, Get thee to a nunnery!!! You’ll only end up drinking far too much, kissing far too many lurid boys/girls, listening to satanic rock and roll and staying up far too late once you succumb to the vile temptations of the city. And that’s only Launceston. On a Thursday. Auntie Dilemma Dear Aunty, What is a skank? Tammy, Hobart Dear Tammy, I think an undercut is going to be the next big thing in hair fashion! Aren’t you up to date and fashionable! I think the tattoo on your forehead is interesting too. One day, sweet heart, you’ll find a boy that makes you feel like a princess. His name will probably be Gog, and he may club you and drag you back to his cave, but he will love you and probably want you to have his babies. Just don’t let him eat them. Aunty Dilemma

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FRUITY 1. Venture out and find the pub in the paddock. 2. Walk up to Allum Cliffs in Mole Creek and video tape a cliff hanger scene like Stallone. 3. Dress up like suicidal goths and visit the blooming tulips in Wynyard, then proceed to get tourists to take happy snaps. 4. Check out the bangin bagpipe crew when your'e hungover at Kings park...woooo goes off man! 5. Attach second head and go to any airport and greet visiting terrorists oh I mean tourists!

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Luke Pridmore CONFESSES HIS SYNS By Elona Bonicci How long have you been skating for? I got my first board when I was 11 or something so I guess I’ve been skating for 10 years but I didn’t really take it serious till I was probably 14.

270 tail slides were rather tricky. You go from looking at everything to blindside so it’s hard to judge where to put the tail. I notice you wearing a top with Syn Clothing, pretty cool, what’s that about? Ahh... me and my friend Mikey Mike have been working on a skate company to run out of Launceston because there is no skate team in

sponsorship? No... I didn’t really try to hard too get sponsored... It is hard to get hooked up unless you live in a place like Melbourne or Sydney or make a trip to the states. Plus you have to be nuts on a board these days to really get anywhere. Do you think Tasmanians regard skating as uncivilized youth or as an urban sport that requires skill? They look at us like we are a bunch of fucking criminals. Personally I think they are lost and jealous because we know how to take advantage of what is in front of us. What are the public’s misconceptions about skaters? Vandals, druggies, losers, no hopers, low lifes, scum etc etc...

When you’re chilling, what’s your poison? I think it’s green and Beastie Farmers union iced coffee. Thanks Luke, catch up with you soon No worries, and everyone who reads this who hasn’t skated Royal Park in Launceston - Get your ass up here!

Why do you skate? Cos I can... it’s like a lifestyle and a culture.

What trick took you the longest to master?

Launceston except for Red Herring. So, we are trying to get a company up and going .... we were originally called” Fallen” but Jamie Thomas opened a shoe co. in America with the same name and that’s how Syn was born.

What terrain do you prefer to skate on street or park? Street. The skate park is ok but street is the bomb.

Are you sponsored, if not how hard is it to get

What’s a normal day for you? I’m a huge fan of parks but I’m getting back into street.

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Bar & Restaurant Where do you skate mostly in Tassie? Mostly EC Park, it’s just up the road from the shop, so I’m always up there. It’s all you need in one neat little package.

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Who’s killing it in the Tassie scene at the moment? Ben Smith’s doin’ it for himself, by himself. He’s got more style than Elvis and more tricks than Jenna Jameson. Little Abdoul-Nasreldin’s showing no sympathy. He’s coming up quicker than an erection, watch out for him. Gav Summer from up North is back with vengeance after seriously fucking his ankle, but all is good, a few screws and he’s out there.

How long have you been skating and how did you get into it? I’ve been skating for around 4 years now. My brother (Azz) was doin’ it, and I got one for Chrissy. It just grew from there. Skated for the fun of it from then on What are the stand out demos and comps that you have been involved in? The Premium tour for sure. Getting to help Captain (Ozone) put that tour together brought a lot of perspective to me on how much paperwork, phone calls and waiting for approvals goes on behind the scenes. It all paid off in the end though. Josh, Alex & Dayne put on one hell of a show, Morgan had to sit it out, he screwed his ankle warming up. Jack Fardell… man that kid can sk8. Willy Santos also made an appearance. The V.I.P after party at the bowls club was a wild one. With Captain behind the bar, noone was safe. We were all plastered by the time we

I notice there are a lot of different skaters from knee highs to older dudes skating; do you all get along sharing the same space all the time? Yeah pretty much... there are a few little bastards who steal all your shit but they are all gone now. You guys know who you are so stay away.

Any shout outs? Al at Planet Surf and all his crew, you guys are legends. Farmers Union Iced Coffee. All my boys - you know who you are, and all the chicks who put out at random, and most importantly, The Beastie Boys.

What is your honest opinion of the Launceston skate park, did the council keep all their promises? Hmm... It’s an ok park but it lacks a lot... it has heaps of potential. It could have banks and quarters against the wall. From what I can gather it was meant to be extended but I don’t think its ever going to happen until I am the King of Tasmania.

What’s the best feeling you have had on a skateboard? Every time I land a trick.

What’s your finest moment on a board and your biggest fuck up? Mmm... Every time I stand on my board is the finest moment and the biggest fuck up would be falling down 10 stairs at the Adelaide Uni when I was drunk.

Who else in Launceston is rippin it up? Ahh... Richie, Aaron Lister, Benny G, Chris K, Benny Walters, Pepper, Zacs, there is so many to choose from.

Have you always lived and skated in Launceston? Kind of... I traveled to the mainland for about a year and a half and skated everywhere I could think of.

What do you listen to when you skate and why? Hip hop... lots of Beastie Boys because it gets me amped... anything that has good beats I will skate to it... as long as it isn’t punk or metal that does my head in.

Wake up. Drink a fuck load of coffee, 2 coffees and 3 sugars please, and then go skate. Maybe look for a job but it doesn’t usually happen

moved on to Captain’s house, which we all tried not to dismantle. Waking up from what felt like my autopsy, I dragged my hung over ass to the shop and prepared for signature signings…Dedication kids… Why do you skate? Everyone needs an addiction or habit of some sort. Mine just happens to be skating Why do you work and what do you get out of it? To pay for my habit (Laughs) What else do you do other than skate and work? Whatever’s out there, I’ll try anything. I’m always out and about…lovin’ it…looking forward to a big snow hit, to try snowboarding Has skateboarding taken you anywhere outside of Hobart? Its givin’ me incentive to get out there and see the rest of Tassie, I rarely get to go to Melbourne, love skating over there. I’d love to go overseas takin’ my board with me…hopefully soon. What’s your favourite terrain to skate?

Worst injury? I was just warming up in the half pipe and managed to dislocate and fracture my patella all in one neat li’l package. You don’t get scars from playing ya sony or xbox so I’ll wear my scars with pride. (While taking these photos I tore ligaments in my foot). If you’re sponsored, what does that involve for you? It was never my intention when I started skating to get sponsored and go pro. I’m out there to have fun and do my own thing. I’d say it’s a great position to be in… Its opened a few doors for me and I’ve got to sk8 with some of the best sk8ers out there Josh Evin, Wily Santos, Kristian Svitak, local great Sean Holland and everyone I ska8 with day to day.

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By Stuart Campbell The young people in Burnie, like in many regional areas of Australia are going absolutely MAD! There could be a gazillion reasons for why they are feeling this way, one of them though, is NOT because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re overwhelmed by an abundance of exciting ways to spend their free time. For many years now the National BIGhART organization has been combating this social condition with an arsenal of creative projects. Regardless of their many successes, the madness persists. You see, young people today, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re tuned in, they know all about whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going down in the big cities, they experience all the festivals, the big events, the extreme competitions live and direct via their TVs. And I tell youâ&#x20AC;Ś itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more frustrating then standing on the sideline of a jelly-wrestling pool. You wanna be in there! But alas folks, as this year BIGhART has been smacking heads with the notorious Koan Sneak Preview collective to devise the ultimate plan to harness the madness once and for all. We have come up with two solutions - either we break into all these young peoples homes and steal their TVs, then try to convince them all that nothing ever happens and that that is just the reality of the world, OR we create the totally magnetic, grand JAM of hip-hop festivals, completely interactive, busting at the seams with so many insanely talented people and creative works that even your grandma will wanna get electric and bust out the robot. Hmmnâ&#x20AC;Ś sounds like a strawberry idea. Coming to Burnie, Tasmania this Septemberâ&#x20AC;Ś In collaboration with BIGhARTâ&#x20AC;Ś KOAN presents theâ&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No Comply Hip-hop Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

The exhibition launch pushed venues capacities; the reception paved the way for round two. This year No Comply will dwarf its predecessor with a 100 skate board collection by no less than 30 of Australias most influential illustrators, designers and artists and an exhibition itinery including Melbourne, Burnie, Sydney and Singapore.

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Featured artists include Ashley Wood, who has worked for entertainment giants such as Warner Bros and Marvel Comics. Other artists include; Jay Rankine (Merda), Kano, Qube Konstrukt, Phibs, Rone, Aeon, Bonzai, Simon Childerhouse, Cammo, Sutu, Darren Richmond, Jagi, Rick Graven, Kab. Sunshine, Koan, Marcsta, Mike Tan, Sync, Nuroc, Yok, Prism, Reka, Two, Sirum, Sean Kelly, Senses, Shef, Uncle Pervie and everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite freak Monkey

the Maniacal. Not just a skateboard art exhibition, the No Comply event in Burnie will include performances by hiphop group TZU, DJ Lynt and DJ Cutloose, breakdancing and MC performances by the all female hip-hop group Ladies Luv featuring special guest B-boy Rely. There will also be demonstrations by the Red Herring skating team, graffiti demonstrations by Monkey , Two, Reka, and Bonzai, plus live visual displays by the Melbourne based KOAN Design Collective.

The No Comply festival will be held in Burnie at the Marine Terrace Warehouse Before I squeeze (adjacent to the the juice hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Burnie skate park) lowdownâ&#x20AC;Ś on Saturday, No Comply began September 3 from as a skateboard art 10am-7pm with Leif - Red Herring Skate Team exhibition in Melthe exhibition bourne last year, basicontinuing until cally a couple of designers from the KOAN design September 10, visit or www.nicecollective hit up some skateboard companies for 40 for more information.. blank decks, then invited a heap of mad designers and graf artists from across Australia to produce â&#x20AC;&#x153;After Burnie, where to next huh? We could probartworks on them. ably rock a mad party on the Nut.â&#x20AC;?


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Jeff Wayne - War Of The Worlds By Mike Gee On Halloween night in October 1938, parts of the US were gripped in panic as thousands of Americans believed the country had been invaded by Martians. Unknowingly, they had tuned into a broadcast of H.G. Wells’ classic late 19th Century book, War Of The Worlds. The dramatic presentation, narrated by the then 23-year-old auteur, Orson Welles, convinced many that Martian invaders were rampaging across the New Jersey countryside.

who appears - and sounds with his soft American accent - like he should come from some Californian coastal suburb, but actually lives in the English county of Hertfordshire, where he has captained the men’s tennis team for the past 15 years. Wayne is a a tennis whiz: he has also won five British national titles in his age group, and rose as high as 32 in the ITF world rankings in his age group. He and his wife, Geraldine, have four children - a budding actress, a DJ, an author, and a 13-year-old tennis pro-in-the-making.

In 1978, composer, arranger, conductor and producer, Jeff Wayne, invaded the charts with a musical version of the classic. He wasn’t sure it would succeed or even whether anybody would any attention - England was, after all, in the thrall of the punk explosion and a concept album that veered into orchestration and art-rock hardly seemed the stuff of the times.

And by sheer coincidence Steven Spielberg’s latest film version has hit the screens at the same time. But, let’s get this straight, the Spielberg film has nothing to do with Wayne’s Worlds.

Now, 27 years after the Wayne’s original War was released, it’s back. The original double album has been reissued on double hybrid SA CD with 5.1 surround sound and stereo remastered mixes while a comprehensive Collector’s Edition - a 6CD, one DVD, definitive version with the album, a disc of remixes, three discs of rarities, outtakes and unreleased tracks, and a DVD of the ‘making of’, will delight the hardcore fans who have swamped the record’s website since it went online a few years ago.

With vocals by The Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward, Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott, David Essex, Julie Covington and Chris Thompson, narration - in the role of The Journalist - by [Sir] Richard Burton, and musicians of the calibre of Chris Spedding, Herbie Flowers, Ray Cooper, Barry Morgan and Jo Partridge, the double album spent 260 consecutive weeks in the British album charts and recently sold its 13,000,000th copy.

Nestled in a comfortable room in Sony BMG’s Sydney headquarters, Wayne says, “This all started up again in late 2002 when a couple of friends at Sony asked me to come into the office and said that in June 2003 it would be 25 years since the original release. Any record that survives that long gets an anniversary campaign. Eventually that grew in to the 6CD, one DVD set. And that’s why the album and the new set are out two years later rather than in the 2003 when War turned 25.” The fact they are even out at all is somewhat of a miracle.

Jeff Wayne is a tanned, healthy looking man,

“The original master tapes were in very fragile


insight into a city from the eyes of the artist. Free from media manipulation and commercial interest, Metropolis successfully explores contemporary thoughts and ideas relating to the city, progress, development, the inhabitants, dangers faced and questions asked. These different approaches to film media combine together in giving us a look into the lives, stories and experiences of people with diverse relationships to the city of New York.

By Sam Eddy (Lton) Demolishment, applications, approvals, employment, commercial opportunities and a box. Walking through Launceston it would be hard to imagine that a radical new art movement has been sweeping the streets of our small city, Boxism. Boxism is a cost efficient architectural practice, becoming the strong defining point in Launceston’s push towards a modern urbanization. With these developments come questions, protest, agreements and scrutiny, ideas that have been explored through two recent exhibitions exhibiting in Launceston over the last month. Two completely different parties discover cities of no relation, media, size and significance but find relationships by giving us a unique opportunity to look into lives, cities, thoughts and environments they inhabit.

On the other side of town, something left-side of the box, comes Leon Cooper. Burnie’s original art terrorist has left his mark on the Arts Alive building. This is Burnie! Like a bomb of alcohol, heavy metal and Emeinem art has been set alight, POW!! We are left to bear the consequences as Leon delves into sex, politics, alcohol, establishments, chickenfeed, Iron Maiden and Burnie. Collages made from washed up beer cans and collected items from around Burnie combine with personal items to create From the sleek cheap art, stategeometric box of ments and cona plasma screen, troversy. These came Metropocome together lis, playing at the in creating a Academy Gallery. ARTIST LEON COOPER chaotic viewing Seven New York environment, projection artists covering both walls and floors in art. Although utilise the DVD format to examine a world where the night was marred by an incident with the masked terrorists walk through down-town New entertainment, Leon is an art manufacturing York paying respects to the proper establishmachine, fusing Pop Art/Metal, fluxus art with ments and attempting not to arouse suspicion in the ideas and works of Rauschenberg. Leon the strange but confronting work by Andy Diaz, works best when he gives an opportunity to look Hope, Financial District Infiltration: Everybody into his own history, and the state of mind the is Somebody's Terrorist. Dressed in a business city of Burnie. suit and masked with a knitted woollen mask, Andy attempts to highlight the ‘xenophobic aura Although worlds apart, these two exhibitions, of the present’. Metropolis ‘ is about the city and connect in their use of the environment and the way artist tell us about it without recounting space. Both question and inhabit these urban statistics or scientific data.’ Nicholas Golbiewski spaces, providing the viewer with personal claustrophobic detail of This Is Where I Live, to perspectives, insights, politics and fears. This is the hypnotic sea of faces of Beat Streuli Palwhat makes them so interesting, confronting and lasuades 05-01-01, Metropolis delivers a diverse

condition,” Wayne says.”The first thing we had to do was bake them, then transfer the music to hard disks and take them into the studio where it took three months to reconstruct what was a 48-track production. We had to reassemble all the the sounds, put them in the right order. What makes War great is an intangible Wayne wishes he could decipher. He points out that he’s had as many failures as successes - like all artists - in his career. There are projects he was certain would succeed yet never raised an eyebrow of interest while others he was less certain of did quite well. War though has generated a following that is hard to explain. What is a 27-year-old concept album (he dislikes the term) doing with such a following that when Wayne’s War Of the Worlds website (www. was launched seven weeks ago it notched up 800,000 hits in the first 13 days and at the time of writing had risen to 1.7 million. “Anybody who creates anything hopes that it communicates,” he says. “You create to try and have some impact on people, to enter their lives. To achieve that is a most satisfying thing. To have something this size is extraordinarily satisfying because you do put as much into the ones that don’t survive as the ones that do. I can’t tell you what the magical ingredient is. All you can try and do is be honest and hope it communicated with the public.

And reputation, it turns out, is just as flaky. Sir Richard Burton, magnificent actor that he was, had a reputation as a moody, hard-drinking, sometimes difficult man. “He was the complete opposite to the reputation that preceded him,” Jeff says. “He was fully prepared for the role, friendly, easy to get on with and the ultimate professional. He was scheduled to do his part over five days. He did it in one and a few hours a little later on. On the new special collector’s edition, disc six features his complete unabridged performance - an extra 35 minutes that didn’t make it onto the original album simply because “I had originally planned it as a two-hour album but on first listening to the two hours I realised that it was too much, that less can become more. That’s why I cut it to 96 minutes.” It would be easy to think that surely the Collector’s Edition will satisfy demand and that it will be War’s last front. Think again. Jeff is finishing off a CGI animated feature film version, has recently concluded an agreement to bring it to a stage in the West End in the next year or 18 months, and organized a UK concert tour that will feature a massive outdoor show with props at the cool British venue, the Hop Farm in Kent.

“It really is an intangible. I worked on a project with Anthony Hopkins a while ago and on the last day I said to him ‘What have you get lined up next?’ He’d just been King Lear in the West End production at the time. Anthony said he had just signed to do two movies Desperate Hours - ‘I think that’s going to be a big smash hit,’ he said. Then he told me, ‘The other film I’m doing is because I want to work with Jodi Foster and Jonathan Demme, however I’m not expecting it to do so well.’ Desperate Hours was on DVD in five minutes and The Silence Of The Lambs won five Academy Awards including best actor for Anthony, best film, best director and best actress for Jodi. That’s how intangible it is.”


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By Damon Bird

Katherine Bliss’s photographs are by contrast so bright and animated, the things depicted in them appear almost un-real by being so hyper real in their colour; like a world made out of plastic. These digital photographs deal with the theme of the show in a much more direct way, and seem at first to be less mysterious than Psotova’s, but upon getting closer a certain yearning permeates them that is difficult to put your finger on. And the masks, what is it about these masks

I found myself again at the Carnegie gallery the other day at a new show called 2 Different. This is an exhibition of photography by Helena Psotova and Katherine Bliss which offers two interpretations on the shared theme of Carnival and masked identity. With the original Latin meaning for the word Carnivale meaning approximately “a farewell to flesh”, and historically Carnivale being a time where everything is permitted and the world temporarily turned on its head it’s certainly a rich subject. Both women having immigrated to Australia from Europe, the work has its basis in the streets and canals of Prague and Venice. This gives an insiders view of both the place’s and cultures represented.


IN THE RAIN On the left hand wall as you enter the gallery is a dark and dreamlike, surreal, yet, vividly real sequence made up of fourteen night images from the streets of Prague entitled Nameless Carnival #1-14. The relatively small scale and the darkness of the images draw the viewer in close, making the experience mysterious and intimate; the darkness and ambiguity of the work blurring the lines between the real and imaginary worlds. Phantom blurs of light floating above an empty car park at night, shiny wet and uneven cobblestones, a glimpse of a hand, a mask, a flock of hallucinatory pigeons fleeing though the night, reflections in a puddle in the asphalt surrounded by litter, a stuffed horse in a dark room silhouet-

that the Carnivale goers wear? They seem emotionally devoid with insectile blankness emitting a real sense of unease, even danger. Early morning light of Venice, old city of Prague, the vacant expression of a woman in repose. The bright blue/ grey light before a storm watched by the winged angels on top of poles amongst the streets of spiky rooftops and yellow suns and other ornate embellishments. Old grey cemetery stones. The vivid red of masked carnivale goers dress, the acid blue of the cloudless sky. A solitary bird caught sweeping over the Grand Canal. In the rain – the mask is pulled down to the chin, surrounded by darkness, and obscured though a window- a golden orangey red light, a shroud of glistening raindrops… A staged masquerade as reality blurs out of a trustworthy perception. The doppelganger will not disclose the true you to the night and day of Carnivale- where the flesh vanishes. 2 Different runs until Sunday 21st August, 10am to 5pm daily at the Carnegie Gallery, 16 Argyle St Hobart.


313RGB - VJ's By Dane Hunnerup I recently copped a load of bizarre eye candy at the University’s Sound Theory gig. The eye candy being the video jam chopped up live by the 313RGB crew. I was so impressed I caught up with these guys for a beer after the show for a chat about their work and what it’s like to be a VJ. Tell me about the organization, how you guys got together and what inspired you to play together? Chris: Well all three of us went through University together about the same time. All three of us were in graphic design and other video related subjects in the late 90’s. Aaron and I started doing this stuff in about 2000, I was doing graphic generation stuff and Aaron was doing more video related stuff. Aaron: We did this couple of small, kind of low-fi gigs. Then we got approached to do Freezer in the City Hall with Josh Abrahams, we also did a couple of Sound Theories before that with Nu-breed and Phil K but the first one we did with video cameras and lap-tops was the Freezer. Chris: This has been the first gig as a new entity, before this it was myself and Aaron as Non-Click Click. We’d done 15 or 20 parties before we started 313RGB; we hadn’t done anything since the opening of Halo. We had a years break and missed it so we got back into it. What does the name 313RGB mean? Chris: 313 stands for the area code for Detroit. People talk about 313 Techno, the origins of electronic music etc. RGB is obviously red green blue representing the colour spectrum so it’s kind of a catchy name and I’ve got a big penchant for Detroit music so that’s how we came up with it. Would you care to elaborate on what you

reckon the role of future media in dance parties is? Roland: The actual culture of VJing is actually very big internationally now from what it was even five years ago. It’s become a career and a profession for many people, particularly in Europe. A lot of influences on us were from seeing people like Tomato or Underworld in the late 90s. People like the Light Surgeons and guys doing stuff like that. Aaron: I reckon some of the early U2 concerts as well when they tried to push the boundary with the ZooTV spectacular…People come to expect more from concerts nowadays, rather than just a video on the wall, something a bit edgy. When you can actually mix visuals to the music it becomes something new and dynamic and you have control over what’s being displayed. Roland: The process that we do things is we get approached for a party and we produce all our own work for it. Anything that you see up on screen is our own stuff so we go out and shoot it and edit it. Chris: It’s a three phase process. What kind of technology are you running? What software, what hardware and how do you make it work together? Chris: In the past we’ve used two laptops – high end Macs. We used to run everything straight from the computer into a two or four channel video mixing desk. It works the same way as a DJ mixer, you just select your source and you mix to the source. There are a lot of inbuilt effects on the actual mixer. Aaron: When we first started we used VCRs and a computer but in the last few years more software solutions have started to come about. We’re less reliant on the old school stuff now. Chris: We now use three laptops, a VCR player, a DVD player, a mini DV tape deck and two live cameras. We always make sure we use live cameras because we think it’s important for people to see the live stuff so it’s interactive. Software wise we use a Japanese VJing program called Motion Dive which is pretty new. It’s like having

Rage at the Ranch By Dane Hunnerup Dane Hunnerup spoke with Al, from the production company, Kreating Chaos, responsible for putting on the new festival, Rage At The Ranch, on the north west coast in November this year.

an entire mixing set up on one computer then on the other computers and then feeding that into the mixing desk. It means we have five real time video sources to choose from and we can jam different stuff. When you’re up there in the booth I imagine it’s pretty damn loud, how do you communicate between yourselves and decide what you’re gonna drop and who’s gonna do what? Other guy: It’s all very improv. Sometimes we go into it and divide up the time between the stuff that the DJs are playing and what we like to play over. It takes very intense concentration and it’s really nice to be able to have a break and work on some new cuts while one of the other guys has control of the main mixer. Have you got any advice for people who are looking at getting into VJing? Aaron: I would say the best thing you can do is to try and make as much original stuff as you can. The more original things you can get the more interesting and unique your work will be. We really strive to collect material that’s appropriate for the feel of the party – if you get that right you can get work, particularly if you nail getting the branding of the event right.

OK, using your imaginations now, location and budget is not a concern, what’s the dream VJing gig to do? Chris: Ooooh, anything like Fabric in London or the Electric Light Festival in Tokyo, things like that. It comes down to taste as well, there’s certain acts I’d love to work with on a production level to really match the music. There’s an English group called UVA which does all the Basement Jaxx and Massive Attack footage. It becomes more of an installation rather than a live jam. Roland: Squarepusher and Aphex Twin! I saw Aphex at the Big Day Out and the visuals there were nothing special. Aaron: We could do better. When can people see you guys play and do you have a website etc.? Chris: We’re a quiet for the next little while but we’ve been working on our website 313RGB. com and there’s no doubt we’ll have something interesting coming up in Spring.

Chris: Dance music is the media we choose to VJ to but there’s a lot of other work people can

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from all over the state. At least half of our bands are from the south of the state. We try not to think in terms of north and south, us and them, but holistically – it’s a festival for the whole of the state of Tasmania, for musicians from anywhere in Tassie to showcase their music. Can you tell us a little bit about what bands are playing and what services, stalls, stages and facilities will be at the festival? Some of the bands include: Bodyjar, Dan Rumour and the Durga Babies,

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BODYJAR for a long long long time and the NW seems to get overlooked a lot as far as things of this ilk go. Now that we have a venue like this we are also hoping in the future to be able to attract mainstream acts to the place so the NW coast doesn’t miss out. Most big acts only play Launnie and Hobart because of a lack of suitable

Can you talk about the steps it took to turn the idea into a reality? Hahahaha how much space do we have. I guess the most important thing was getting the support of the musicians and the sponsors, that was the first biggest step. Then comes all the logistics – stage construction, production, waste management, security and first aid, water, food, then all the licensing and insurance. And it’s all still happening. Good thing I don’t sleep much huh Can you talk about the image you have in

art form in itself. We have everything from Black Metal to Acoustic Folk music happening and everything in between. We are still tossing up the idea of running a second stage for soloists and acoustic duos, trios etc. Though this isn’t confirmed at this point. Rage at the Ranch seems like something the northern coast has never had before, what kind of enthusiasm and impact do you think the festival will have on the northerners and the northerners on the festival? We are really hoping to get all the support we can from the people not just in the north but

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Name: Scott Age: 21 Favourite Drink: Cowboys Favourite Band: Os Mutantes The best place to go out: Across the road, around people in the light. If you were up at five in the morning what would you have been doing:Thinking about stuff and dancing at home by myself


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