TNL Radio: Vote for the Hottest Ten or So Songs of 2017

The New Local Radio is once again running it its Hottest Ten or So Countdown, taking a look back on the last year of music. Voting is simple. Send a list of up to ten of your favourite songs to be released in 2017 to thenewlocal@gmail.com or via private message to The New Local’s Facebook…

Leisha Jungalwalla, This Way North

Hailing from the northern side of Melbourne, guitar/drums duo This Way North are putting in the miles touring their new single “Make it Work”. I caught up with guitarist Leisha Jungalwalla to chat about the new song and the unique way the pair met. (Local Chats theme by Gawain Davey) This Way North are bringing their dynamic…

Davey Lane, My Apple Lady Cried

Earlier this year, I had a chat with You Am I’s Davey Lane about his new solo record I’m Gonna Burn Out Bright. Since then, he has dropped a new single from the album called “My Apple Lady Cried”. I asked him about the new song as well as his upcoming tour dates. (Local Chats theme…

Shann Lions, Four Lions – Golden Triangle

Bendigo rockers Four Lions are back with their new album, Golden Triangle. Written and recorded in a short space of time, Golden Triangle blends themes and imagery from Bendigo’s history with a raw post punk evolution of the band’s signature sound. The band will be launching the album at True Brew on Saturday 7 October. Tickets…

Josh Cashman, Beauty in Grey

After a great time touring the USA with Tash Sultana, Josh Cashman is back with a new EP. I caught up with him to discuss Beauty in Grey. Josh is playing at the Northcote Social Club this Friday August 4. For information, check out his website http://www.joshcashman.com.

Davey Lane, I’m Gonna Burn Out Bright

Davey Lane, best known for his work with You Am I and The Pictures, is releasing his new solo record. Titled I’m Gonna Burn Out Bright, it promises to be big, loud, and grandiose on the outside while being melancholy, mortal, and mercurial on the inside. I caught up with Davey to talk about the album,…

Shann Lions, Four Lions

Bendigo band Four Lions have a task ahead of them. They are going to write, record, release, and tour an EP in the space of a week. If anyone can do it, these guys will surely get there. I recently caught up with frontman Shann Lions. We talk about the EP, the band’s upcoming second…

Tom Cartoonist, Cartoonist

Tom Cartoonist is a visual artist and musician who has been based in both Bendigo and Melbourne. He is currently working on a children’s book in his unique style. Tom is an old friend of mine. While this is his first time on Local Chats, I have interviewed him for this site once before. You can…

Short Stack (Andy Clemmensen, Shaun Diviney, & Bradie Webb)

This week I met up with the guys from Short Stack who are promoting their new album Homecoming. The band smashed its way onto the national scene with two gold certified albums before separating temporarily in 2012. We talk about coming off from hiatus, the definition of irony, and not meeting John Travolta. Unfortunately, some…