Born in Canada, adopted by Australia, Garrett Kato is one of Byron Bay’s hidden talents. Sporting a lustrous husk of a voice that powers over delicate guitar riffs and a gorgeous soul filling sound, the lad is furiously making his way around Australia on his Heartbreaker tour, because heading straight back on the road with Pete Murray as the national support. Kato has been doing wonders for a long time, so we decided to catch up and peak inside his brain.
How can one resist a charm of Melbourne’s girl Ali Barter? After releasing latest EP ‘AB-EP’, the third one after ‘Trip’ (2012) and 'Community' (2014), Ali is not planning to stop. She has an album in making, shows with Ben Wraith Smith coming up next month and one more solo show for BIGSOUND closing night at Woolly Mammoth. Her music is always a rad mixture of feelings, and I have to say, she is the same in person. We chatted with Ali about her album-in-making, people, relationships, BIGSOUND and lots of other very exciting things.
Central coast legends (and long time AAA Backstage obsession) Winterbourne are in the middle of recording their second EP, about to jump on the road with The Rubens for their national support tour and absolutely smashed it at BIGSOUND last week. We caught up with the lads to chat about their new band focus, plans for the future and put James Draper and Jordan Brady under the microscope
DJ, electronic artist and triple J presenter KLP is currently in town for BIGSOUND, but you won’t catch her performing, she’s here as a speaker at BIGSOUND Remixed to discuss the art of the remix. We got to have a chat with her before she took to the BIGSOUND panel stage.
Brisbane’s nineties inspired pop-rock group Babaganouj has just released their new single Hit Song and is playing at this year’s BIGSOUND. Over a couple pots of beer we chatted with guitarist and singer Charles Sale about the band’s writing processes and having a whale of a time in Roma.