Q & A with Majun Bu

With Caloundra Music Festival fast approaching, and boasting a line-up that has quite a few familiar names, along with a bunch of new ones, we thought we’d dig a little deeper with one of the acts making their debut at this year’s CMF.

Sydney’s Masun Bu will bring the surf’n’ska-tinged funk, with big ol’ dollops of hip hop into the mix, playing the Sand Stage on the Saturday night. They’re currently on tour in support of their latest release, ‘Karma Sutra’, so do make sure you catch all the funk when they play CMF.

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Q & A with Rackett (2)

After having a huge year out on the road through 2017 and 2018 playing over 150 shows and releasing critically acclaimed EP ‘Ready Or Not’ Rackett have returned triumphant as ever with their new single, ‘Tried To Quit’.

With snappy production and an attitude-laden delivery of lead vocals and punk harmonies, ‘Tried To Quit’ deals with all the vices and habits we can’t quite kick. As ever with this one, Rackett have brought us a relatable tale that is primed for a sweaty rock and roll environment.

Easily one of the hardest-working bands currently on the ‘Strayan circuit, and with Rackett coming back our way to play Jungle Love Festival soon, we thought we’d catch up with these amazing women…

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Q & A with Bootleg Rascal

Sydney-based ghetto-dubsters Bootleg Rascal have just unveiled their long-awaited sophomore album ‘Anónimo’ – produced by long-time collaborator Ian Pritchett (Boo Seeka, Kim Churchill, Angus and Julia Stone).

Taking cues from the likes of staple influences Gorillaz, Kid Cudi and Massive Attack, ‘Anònimo’ combines themes of hip hop, reggae, indie-rock, dub and electronica. Whilst melding an array of eclectic influences, the brooding new record simultaneously shines a light on the group’s ability to deliver on a cohesive sound.

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen Bootleg Rascal on the Coast, but luckily, they’ve included a stop at Solbar on Thursday October 25th…

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Q & A with Mufassa

A name that has become increasingly common along our sunny strip would be that of the much-dreadlocked roots/reggae man, Mufassa. Having only just recently completed a massive tour in collaboration with fellow Sunshine Coast musician, Pete Allan, Mufassa (aka Dale Mallett) is gearing up for yet another long run of dates, this time in support of the debut single from the man and his band.

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Q & A with Clowns

‘Freezing In The Sun’ is a taste of what is yet to come from Clowns. The new single sees bright and jangly guitars juxtaposed with politicised lyrics of discontent. The lyrics demanding ‘tell me what the fuck I am supposed to do, when I know my taxes are paying for kids to be held in Nauru’, coupled with the dreamy and mesmerising chorus sung by bassist Hanny J.

In celebration of this single, Clowns are touring Australia, including a stop-over at Solbar on September 29th.

We sent through a few q’s to vocalist, Stevie…

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Q &A with The Superjesus

Twenty years on from their platinum selling album Sumo hitting number two on the ARIA Chart (and with a few ARIA Awards in the trophy cabinet), The Superjesus are back with an anniversary edition of their celebrated 1998 debut, set for release on August 17.   And to celebrate, supported by Triple M and New World Artists, The Superjesus will be hitting the road with an epic stack of gig dates in the second half of 2018 – fans had better get ready to get Down Again to the sounds of Adelaide’s finest ‘90s alternative rock band!

We caught up with bassist, Ruddy for a few q's...

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Q & A with Muules

Sunshine Coast alt-rock trio, Muules are set to release their debut EP, ‘In The Lines Between’, available on all digital platforms from August 10th.

Following up on their frenetic first single, ‘Butch Teeth’ (which also features on the EP), ‘In The Lines Between’ showcases three different gears from Muules, including second single, ‘It Just Happens’ - a song that delves into the complexities and odd-timings of relationships that are destined to happen.

The ever-elusive and mysterious Phil spent some time hurling questions at the trio...

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Q & A with Hemingway

Brisbane's self proclaimed Cosmic Ambassadors Hemingway are inviting you to climb aboard a sonic cosmic adventure rocket ship to the Mystic Kingdom. 

The band release their long awaited EP Mystic Kingdom today after extensively touring Mystic Kingdom Pt 1 and Me & You in 2017.  The 6 track EP includes Mystic Kingdom Pt 2, a  finale to Mystic Kingdom Pt 1 that left fellow cosmic travellers on the precipice of a metaphorical ledge for almost 9 months.  

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Q & A with Frenchy from Cheap Fakes

Redefining an already well established and well respected sound is a risky thing to do.  Cheap Fakes have done it with nothing but absolute authenticity and sophistication.  
It's always good to catch up to these guys before they head our way (July 28th, Solbar, with Hemingway)... and this time around, we caught up with guitarist/producer Scott 'Frenchy' French.

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Q & A with RACKETT

Sydney psych/pop/punk outfit, RACKETT have been blowing minds all over the countryside with their out-there live performances and incredible fashion sense. They're currently touring their latest single, 'Space Cadet', and are heading our way soon enough, to play Solbar on July 7th.

We caught up with vocalist/guitarist Bec Callander to get the low-down on all things RACKETT...

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