When the end of year conversation comes up about what has been one of the standouts of 2014, WAAX comes screaming to mind. These guys just kept popping up over and over again, kicking goal after goal and making people love them. They're onstage presence is one of a kind and for a band with only one released single, boy are they making it. Before they scooted off on the rest of their debut tour, we sat down and chatted with Ariana and Tom from the band to talk highlights from 2014 and plans for 2015.
Earlier this year, Megafaun met Mountain Man, the result being a lush list of tunes on their self-titled debut album Sylvan Esso. Charlotte caught up with half the duo, Nick Sanborn, and chatted about quirky collaborations, and the sweet-sounding music scene that is Durham, NC.
Mat McHugh, front man of Sydney band The Beautiful Girls, has had a career in which life has given him the inspiration to create his own original tunes for more than a decade. From the dancehall days to riding a perfect wave, culture and experience have been at the heart of his musical processes. I talked the musician, producer and father about music, creativity and the zoo. Here is what he had to say.