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Category: Interview

INTERVIEW: Cosmo’s Midnight

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Cosmo and Patrick Liney are not only identical twins, they’re also the two members that make up the production duo COSMO’S MIDNIGHT. Hailing from Sydney’s Inner West, the dudes have been working together by producing rich, electronic music through Ableton. Read the rest of this entry »

INTERVIEW: Luen Jacobs, Hand Games


They manage and book bands. They hold killer parties. They release a mixtape made up of brand new Aussie tracks monthly. They have a zine coming out. They are the HAND GAMES and we love them. Read the rest of this entry »

INTERVIEW: Portugal. The Man


I was getting patched up, I was bleeding all over the place. I’ve had a few stupid accidents lately, I’ve let a door go over my heel, and there was a [laughs] nasty little gash [laughs].” Read the rest of this entry »


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Thanks to the pair’s gig mingling at local Sydney shows in their previous bands, Jono Ma invited Gabriel Winterfield to perform for F.L.R.C – the music experiment that fed on the nutrient of improvisation. Read the rest of this entry »

INTERVIEW: Dean Hanson, Ball Park Music


Brisbane band BALL PARK MUSIC have entered 2013 radically. Included at the starting point of the Australian Summer festival circuit, their name popped up on the Falls Festival and Southbound bills, they supported Weezer on their Blue Album tour, were one quarter of Triple J’s One Night Stand lineup and have started working on their third album after releasing Museum in just October last year. Read the rest of this entry »



YOU AM I are a band we hold dear to our hearts here at Purple Sneakers. Not only did they give our site its name (thanks to their incredible single ‘Purple Sneakers’ off their 1995 sophomore album Hi Fi Way), they’ve proven to be one of Australia’s most treasured bands; which is undeniable when looking through their 11-album back catalogue. Read the rest of this entry »



This week we got the opportunity to ask WAVVES frontman NATHAN WILLIAMS a couple of questions followingthe news that the band will be travelling to the country this year for the much anticipated SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS festival. Read the rest of this entry »

INTERVIEW: Rudimental


Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor and Leon Rolle make up RUDIMENTAL; a bunch of dudes from the UK who together create a type of music where live recordings are blended with electronic production. Featuring a tonne of instruments in their work, they end up with quite a textural sound that preludes an inviting message. Read the rest of this entry »

INTERVIEW: French Horn Rebellion (Take 2)


FRENCH HORN REBELLION are a two-piece sibling outfit hailing from the cities of Brooklyn & Milwaukee. They describe themselves as “…two brothers who enjoy photoshopping French horns onto things they shouldn’t be photoshopped on.” Read the rest of this entry »

INTERVIEW: Alex Paioff, Pilerats Mag


PILERATS are a killer Perth based lifestyle website, fortnightly iPhone/iPad magazine and expanding creative collective. We thought we’d sit down with one of the head dudes behind the operation, Mr ALEX PAIOFF to chatabout where the project spawned from. Read the rest of this entry »