It’s been years in the making and they’re taking off. One of the hottest new acts for 2014, DMA’s have been kicking the Aussie music scene in the dick and they’re not stopping anytime soon. Already having to add dates to their second national tour this year, the three piece indie rockers from Newtown NSW have stolen the hearts of Australia with their gloriously honest single, Delete but there is so much more to them.
An impressive four LPs and ten years in, Atlanta’s Manchester Orchestra obviously have friends in the right places that are keeping them from disappearing anytime soon. Ahead of their upcoming east coast Australian tour, Ally chats to guitarist-singer-songwriter Andy Hull about ‘Cope’, Atlanta, and a potential Bad Books surprise.
I’m pressed between other publications all vying for an interview with The Preatures, and where moments before there was a microphone, video camera and plenty of time, suddenly they’re presented with a man on one knee and a voice recorder in his hands, waving it under their noses like a lunatic. Despite this, The Preatures politely accept the circumstance, letting me know that Isabella has lost her voice and may not want to talk too much. I’m impressed with their kind natures, poise and grace.
I caught up with Not A Lemur after passing them by between stages, and seeing their unique blend of folk harmony goodness wafting out of Ric’s Bar. Not listed as part of the ‘official’ festivities, they were nonetheless a hidden gem and a lucky find. Dominic and Ruby, who comprise the entirety of Not A Lemur, are sweet, jovial and just a little nervous – understandably as I’ve caught them completely off guard asking for their time and information. Nonetheless they’re kind enough to answer my questions.