Published: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +1100
Last Build Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +1100Copyright: copyright triple j 2006
Wed, 19 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +1100The late Go-Betweens member was always interesting to interview and never short of an opinion about his own music and the world around him. In 1992, he released his second solo album called Fireboy. In this interview, I spoke to him about that album (which he released as GW McLennan), tough Parisian audiences and the possibility of the Go-Betweens reforming.
Mon, 17 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +1100As soon as I heard their first album GodWeenSatan (1990), I fell in love with these off the wall fictitious brothers from Pennsylvania. Following on from their Pure Guava album (containing the hit "Push Th' Little Daisies"), I spoke to both Dean and Gene Ween in 1993 about their music, drugs and unique vision.
Wed, 12 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +1100The Radiohead singer spoke to me when the band toured here in 1998 for their OK Computer album. I had to sign off a form allowing the interview to be filmed. I had no idea it would appear in their documentary Meeting People Is Easy - but it did. And compared to the excruciating experiences they went through elsewhere, I felt Thom enjoyed himself playing and talking about some of his favourite music. Included in his list were Prince Buster, Dr. Octagon, Tom Waits, Neu, Tindersticks and Charles Mingus.
Mon, 10 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +1100Yama and Tim from Damn Arms caught up with Caroline Tran to mull over the release of their debut album Live Artex.
Mon, 10 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +1100Howlin' Pelle from the swedish band called up triple j to talk about collaborating with people like Pharrell Williams on the Black and White album.
Mon, 10 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +1100Richard Kingsmill spoke to the candian singer songwriter about his new album Close To Paradise which has recently taken out the Polaris award in his home country, beating the likes of Arcade Fire.
Wed, 05 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +1100On February 11, 1997, I spoke for over half an hour to one of music's true legends. That was the year he released his drum & bass inspired album Earthling. The conversation felt so natural the whole way through, I had to remind myself I was speaking to Bowie. Here it is from start to finish (minus my first words which were "Hi, how are you...")
Wed, 05 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +1100Zan Rowe caught up with Melbourne MC A-Love to get the low down on her album Ace Of Hearts and giving up smoking.
Wed, 05 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +1100Richard Kingsmill phoned up A.C Newman from the canadian band to talk about their latest LP Challengers and how difficult it is keeping the band together these days.
Wed, 05 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +1100Richard Kingsmill phoned up Matthew Murphy from Liverpool's hottest new property, The Wombats, to find out how they're feeling about their rise to stardom.
Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100In 1994, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page reunited for the Unledded album which reworked some of their classic Led Zeppelin songs. I spoke to both when they visited the station and - over a few cups of tea - the two spoke openly about some of those classic Led Zep songs and the band's late drummer John Bonham.
Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100Caroline Tran caught up with Tania Bowers - also known as Via Tania - the aussie songstress who now lives in Chicago.
Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100Robbie Buck went backstage to chat with Matt and Dom from Muse on their recent Australian tour.
Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100Richard Kingsmill caught up with the Brooklyn based MC to chat about the release of his most recent LP; Watts Happening.
Thu, 22 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100In 1998, Tori Amos released her 4th album From The Choirgirl Hotel. I was planning a three hour J Files special showcasing all her music. I was only given 20 minutes to talk with her. This is the only time I've spoken to her. And this is the whole of that notorious interview unedited and how it went to air.
Mon, 19 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100Caroline Tran caught up with Dave and Catch from Bribane outfit The Resin Dogs to chat about the release of their new album.
Mon, 19 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100Richard Kingsmill spoke with Brian and Jason from San Diego band Louis XIV, to dig up dirt on everything from what to expect from their second album to what it's like touring with The Killers.
Mon, 19 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100Jay and The Doctor phoned up Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore who was busying himself alphabetising his noise cassettes - but took time out to chat about his second ever solo release; Trees Outside The Academy.
Mon, 19 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100After his first Australian show in August 1995, Jeff Buckley spent the whole night out on the town. He came into triple j early that next morning having not been to bed. Affable, but not entirely focused, I spoke with him about some of the artists that have inspired his life like The Supremes, Bad Brains, Patti Smith, John Spencer Blues Explosion, Shudder To Think and The Grifters.
Thu, 15 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100With his various bands (Boys Next Door/The Birthday Party/The Bad Seeds/Grinderman), Nick Cave has been one of this country's most celebrated and influential performers. This is an overview of his work featuring interviews from the triple j archives with Cave, bandmate Mick Harvey, producer Tony Cohen and Kylie Minogue.
Wed, 14 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100The Triffids are a legendary Australian group from the '80s. They came from Perth and within a year of relocating to London, they were on the front cover of NME. Fronted by the enigmantic David McComb who passed away in 1999, this J Files traces the history of the group through archival triple j interviews.
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100Nick Littlemore and Pete Mayes from Pnau have a chat to Richard Kingsmill on the release of their third album.
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100Dean Ween phones in to Robbie to talk about the often unpleasant recording of their latest long player La Cucaracha.
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100Zan Rowe caught up with the New York based Hip Hop Artist on the phone recently to have a chat about his second full length album Desire.
Tue, 06 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100Dan Buhagiar caught up with Liam and Wade from The Scare to talk to them about the release of Chivalry.
Tue, 06 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100Sharon Jones called in to have a chat to Myf, Jay and The Doctor about the film she's involved with, Amy Winehouse and the band stealing saga.
Tue, 06 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +1100Wyn Butler from Canada's illustrious Arcade Fire spoke to Richard Kingsmill as the band prepare to tour Australia for the first time early next year!
Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +1100Caroline Tran caught up with two of Melbourne's Custom Kings to talk over their recent maritime fixation.
Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +1100Jay and The Doctor caught up with Maynard J. Keenan to have a chat about his much hyped side project Puscifer and his penchant for expensive wines.
Tue, 30 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +1100Jed from the Mess Hall came in to talk about the songwriting process for their new album Devil's Elbow.
Thu, 18 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +1100Zan caught up with Ian William and John Stanier from american math-rock band Battles when they were in the country recently to support their first full length album 'Mirrored'.
Thu, 18 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +1100Drew and Jae from Perth band The Panics stopped by the studio to talk Caroline Tran through the process of recording their new album 'Cruel Guards'.
Thu, 18 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +1100Dan Buhagiar spoke to Sydney MC The Tongue about being challenged to MC-battles when he's out and about.
Mon, 24 Sep 2007 00:00:00 +1100Robbie Buck caught up with Dave Grohl and Nate Mendel from Foo Fighters at the tail end of an exhaustive 37 radio interviews to chat about their latest offering; Silence, Echoes, Patience, Grace.
Mon, 24 Sep 2007 00:00:00 +1100Melbourne singer/songwriter Whitley speaks to Caroline Tran after the release of his debut full length album, Submarine.
Mon, 24 Sep 2007 00:00:00 +1100Richard Kingmsill caught up with the Chicago based MC to chat about the all-star cast on his latest release - Finding Forever.
Mon, 17 Sep 2007 00:00:00 +1100Dan Buhagiar speaks to Brisbane outfit I Heart Hiroshima about the recording of their debut album.
Mon, 17 Sep 2007 00:00:00 +1100The softly spoken Swedish singer/songwriter spoke to Richard Kingsmill on the release of his new album In Our Nature.
Mon, 17 Sep 2007 00:00:00 +1100Arguably the most successful hip hop artist of recent times, Kanye West, calls Robbie Buck from London to talk about his album; Graduation.
Wed, 12 Sep 2007 00:00:00 +1100Ian Parton from the Brighton, UK-based six piece caught up with Robbie Buck to have a chat about the release of their second studio album, Proof of Youth.
Wed, 12 Sep 2007 00:00:00 +1100The one time leader of the Pixies - Frank Black - has just reverted to his former moniker and released a solo album called Bluefinger. He talks to Richard Kingsmill about the album and Herman Brood.
Wed, 12 Sep 2007 00:00:00 +1100The ex-sidewinder frontman caught up with Caroline Tran to discuss the making of his very first solo album - Silver and Fire.
Thu, 06 Sep 2007 00:00:00 +1100The Sydney producer/dj spoke to Zan Rowe about his second album What's Happening.
Thu, 06 Sep 2007 00:00:00 +1100Vicki, Donna and Josh all spoke to Caroline Tran about the making of Sun Dirt Water.
Thu, 06 Sep 2007 00:00:00 +1100Justin Rice from the US indie band from Brooklyn chatted to Richard Kingsmill about their album The Broken String.
Wed, 29 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +1100Adam and Eric from the Swedish group popped in to triple j to speak with Richard Kingsmill about their second album Our Ill Wills.
Wed, 29 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +1100Jamie and Jerry from the Sydney group talk to Dan Buhagiar about the making of their album Problems.
Wed, 29 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +1100Chris Colonna speaks to Zan Rowe about their debut album Prince Umberto & The Sister Of Ill.
Wed, 22 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +1100Singer Tahita talks to Richard Kingsmill about what it means to be in this band for her.
Wed, 22 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +1100The ex-Klinger frontman talks about his debut solo album with Richard Kingsmill.
Wed, 22 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +1100The Canadian artist spoke to Zan Rowe about his latest work Andorra.
Wed, 22 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +1100Singer Ash Santilla and Caroline Tran spoke about the band's album The Devil May Care.
Fri, 10 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +1100Greg Kurstin from the LA duo talks about his star studded musical background and his latest project.
Fri, 10 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +1100Vincent from the Melbourne band spoke to Vijay Khurana about their Dystopia debut album.
Fri, 10 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +1100Karina and Mark catch up with Caroline Tran to talk about recording their self-titled debut album.
Wed, 01 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +1100Singer/guitarist Brian Aubert from the Los Angeles group speaks with Richard Kingsmill. (two interview sections - track in the middle)
Wed, 01 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +1100Cameron and Kellie from the Melbourne band spoke to Vijay Khurana about their approach to their third album Places Like This.
Wed, 01 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +1100Robbie Buck caught up with guitarist Daniel Kessler about the NYC band's third album Our Love To Admire.
Wed, 25 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +1100UK singer Natasha Khan talks to Richard Kingsmill about her stunning debut album Fur and Gold.
Wed, 25 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +1100James Spectrum of the eccentric Finnish group chats to Robbie Buck about the release of their third album Spare Time Machine.
Wed, 25 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +1100Darren and Joel of the Melbourne group spoke to Caroline Tran about their second album Hymns For The Nonbeliever
Wed, 25 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +1100Natasha Khan talks to Richard Kingsmill about 'Fur and Gold' and where she gets her inspiration when she's writing. Hear the massive extended cut that didn't make it to air.
Thu, 12 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +1100Robbie caught up with James Lavelle to talk about his new material.
Thu, 12 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +1100Richard talks to the prolific young englishman about his third album 'The Magic Position'.
Thu, 12 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +1100Zan Rowe caught up with the Melbourne lads to have a chat about their new album 'Guillotine'
Fri, 06 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +1100Robbie Buck speaks with Ed Simons about the release of their 6th album We Are The Night.
Fri, 06 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +1100On the eve of going straight to #1 on the UK charts, Richard Kingsmill spoke to singer Tom Smith about whether An End Has A Start differs much to their successful debut.
Fri, 06 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +1100Nick 13 from the Californian psychobilly trio spoke to Stu Harvey about whether their Music From Regions Beyond was their make or break album.
Fri, 29 Jun 2007 00:00:00 +1100Jens of the Hamburg duo spoke to Richard Kingsmill about whether he thought there was much similarity between them and their Australian electro friends The Presets.
Fri, 29 Jun 2007 00:00:00 +1100Dan Buhagiar asked the singer/songwriter about the title track of his 4th album White Moth.
Fri, 29 Jun 2007 00:00:00 +1100Jackie of the Scottish trio spoke to Vijay Khurana about how they accidentally came upon their name.
Thu, 21 Jun 2007 00:00:00 +1100Matt McHugh speaks with Zan Rowe about the changes leading up to their latest album Ziggurats.
Thu, 21 Jun 2007 00:00:00 +1100Richard Kingsmill talked to Jace about what music meant to him and how the Canadian band's name came about.
Thu, 21 Jun 2007 00:00:00 +1100Marina from the Brazilian trio spoke to Robbie Buck about their debut album and Baille funk.
Thu, 21 Jun 2007 00:00:00 +1100Pixies singer speaks exclusively to triple j's Richard Kingsmill.
Thu, 21 Jun 2007 00:00:00 +1100James Ford talks to Zan Rowe about the UK duo's debut album.
Thu, 21 Jun 2007 00:00:00 +1100The Brisbane singer chats to Caroline Tran about recording her debut album called Little Eve.
Fri, 08 Jun 2007 00:00:00 +1100Ian Haug and JC talk to Robbie Buck about whether the band ever discussed breaking up before making their Dream Days album.
Fri, 08 Jun 2007 00:00:00 +1100A one time member of Super Numeri and Ladytron, the UK born musician spoke to Richard Kingsmill about all the places where his album was created.
Fri, 08 Jun 2007 00:00:00 +1100The Rhode Island rapper is stereotyped as a political MC. He wanted to break that mould with his 4th album Human The Death Dance as he told Zan Rowe.
Wed, 30 May 2007 00:00:00 +1100Singer Simon Carter talks to Caroline Tran about the changes leading up to their second album.
Wed, 30 May 2007 00:00:00 +1100The DJ/producer talks to Robbie Buck about his covers album called Version.
Wed, 30 May 2007 00:00:00 +1100The side project for Noah Lennox of Animal Collective, he speaks to Richard Kingsmill about his latest album Person Pitch from his home in Lisbon.
Wed, 16 May 2007 00:00:00 +1100Mikael from the Belgian band spoke to Richard Kingsmill about how the group has remained close friends for nearly all their lives.
Wed, 16 May 2007 00:00:00 +1100With two albums released in the space of 12 months, singer Alex Turner spoke to Robbie Buck about what he does to relax.
Wed, 16 May 2007 00:00:00 +1100Ted and Michael told Caroline Tran about how busy they've been over the last year leading up to their debut album.
Wed, 09 May 2007 00:00:00 +1100Singer Caleb Followill speaks to Richard Kingsmill about some of the best tracks off the band's third album 'Because Of The Times'.
Wed, 09 May 2007 00:00:00 +1100Trent Reznor talks to Robbie Buck about his life battling drug addiction and what the album Year Zero means to him.
Wed, 09 May 2007 00:00:00 +1100Sally Seltmann talks to Caroline Tran about how making music is a solitary experience for her.
Wed, 09 May 2007 00:00:00 +1100The head of the Definitive Jux label talks to Richard Kingsmill about his solo album 'I'll Sleep When You're Dead' and the similarity in his production style to the early Public Enemy albums.
Wed, 09 May 2007 00:00:00 +1100Jeff Tweedy chats to Robbie Buck about the leaking of their 6th album 'Sky Blue Sky'.
Wed, 09 May 2007 00:00:00 +1100Singer Paul Smith talks to Zan Rowe about their second album 'Our Earthly Pleasures'.
Wed, 09 May 2007 00:00:00 +1100Caroline Tran asks Tex Perkins and Spencer Jones if their legendary Australian rock band are finally going to split if their latest album 'Little Animals' turns out to be a dog.
Wed, 09 May 2007 00:00:00 +1100Tom Findlay and Andy Cato tell Richard Kingsmill what they were trying to achieve with their 5th studio album 'Soundboy Rock'.
Fri, 30 Mar 2007 00:00:00 +1100Daniel, Ben and Chris spend time with Caroline Tran explaining how Young Modern came together.
Thu, 29 Mar 2007 00:00:00 +1100Singer Alan Donohue from the UK band speaks to Zan Rowe about their second album Ten New Messages.
Wed, 28 Mar 2007 00:00:00 +1100The Scottish singer/songwriter has recorded more than 30 albums. Now signed to 679 Records (home of The Streets/Futureheads), he tells Richard Kingsmill that people might actually hear his music now.
Sun, 25 Mar 2007 00:00:00 +1100Ashley Beedle talks to Richard Kingsmill about some of the guest singers they've recently worked with and why it took 5 years for the UK act to follow up their successful first album.
Sun, 25 Mar 2007 00:00:00 +1100The Melbourne reggae/dancehall producer speaks with Caroline Tran about the task of heading to Jamaica to record his album Melbourne Meets Kingston.
Sun, 25 Mar 2007 00:00:00 +1100John spoke to Robbie Buck about his Grand National album and what if anything surprised him about the success of Sunrise Over Sea