INTERVIEW: OLYMPIA

Words: Emily Heylen Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Olivia Bartley has been called many things: angelic vocalist, commanding performer, blonde bombshell, left-field lyricist – but (on stage, at least) she calls herself Olympia. ‘I’ve actually taken the name from Manet’s painting Olympia,’ she explains. ‘I love the painting, but mostly I love how much it upset everyone at […]

INTERVIEW: Adelaide chanteuse ‘MANE’

  Words: Emily Heylen Image: Courtesy of On The Map PR Bursting onto the scene like a reverse smokebomb, Adelaide chanteuse MANE has arrived with her debut EP House of Horror. In fact, MANE is the artist formerly known as Paige Renee Court, who’s been gigging around town for the past few years, stealthily building […]

INTERVIEW: Paul Dempsey ‘Strange Loop’

Words: Emily Heylen Image: Cybele Malinowski After a solid 20 years playing as both a solo artist and as front man of Something For Kate, it’s fair to say that Paul Dempsey has concreted his place as one of Australia’s most successful and well respected musicians. And yet – he readily concedes that as a […]

Interview: Mayfair Kytes ‘Animus’

Interview: Alyssa Cavanagh Image: Courtesy of On The Map PR Melbourne four-piece, Mayfair Kytes have released their debut album, Animus, alongside quirky and musically dazzling single, Sleepyhead. Layered with exquisite vocal harmonies and opulent string scores by Willow Stahlut (Cinematic Orchestra), the single is perfectly textured by bold, discordant guitars accentuating the song’s inimitable musical […]

INTERVIEW: RÜFÜS ‘BLOOM’ with James Hunt

  Words: Alyssa Cavanagh Image: Courtesy of On The Map PR Rüfüs are bigger than ever this year. The talented boys and former school mates Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt, hailing from Sydney Australia, have launched their much-anticipated sophomore album BLOOM. It’s already topped the ARIA charts in January, booting Adele from her […]