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Paradise Music Festival 2014 by Chris
August 19, 2014, 11:18 AM
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Paradise music festival is back again this year with another all-Australian line-up. Running Nov 28th-30th at the stunning Lake Mountain alpine resort, we are proud to be media partners with the 3-day camping festival, and so you can expect to see some sneaky exclusives over the coming months.



Putting on your own music festival: An Interview with Paradise’s Andre Hillas by Chris
November 11, 2013, 5:26 PM
Filed under: Interview, News | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Fuck the Radio fans usually have their ears to the underground for the exciting things happening around Melbourne so the upcoming Paradise music festival may not be news to some. But for a quick refresher; running from November 29 to December 1st in the beautiful Lake Mountain area, Paradise is an independent BYO festival showcasing some of Australia’s most exciting musical acts (including a hefty chuck of the Fuck the Radio Collective and our friends from around town).

Festivals, while often marketing themselves on the premise of being a ‘party’ to connect with fellow music fans, can often-times be a quite impersonal experience. You rock up, are herded through the gates like livestock by apathetic volunteers; avoiding the over-zealous security guards, battle with the crowds to see a tiny dot on the stage and then head off home again exhausted. Paradise is a scaled-back version of the typical festival setting. With crowds just big enough to create that special festival energy, but not too huge as to become an ordeal. You can also expect to see the artists themselves enjoying the music of the other acts right next to you, not locked away in some VIP-fortress enjoying their $300 rider of grey-goose and ice tea.

I caught up with boss-man Andre who has been hard at work putting together his idea of an ideal music festival in-between working his full-time day job (he’s funding the entire thing from his own pocket) to see what it takes for somebody to say “fuck that, I’m going to do my OWN festival” and actually pull it off.

He describes the line-up as containing two loose categories of ‘indie bands’ and ‘producer/djs’, split up across two different stages. Choosing acts was not based around a particular genre or scene, or even on who sells the most tickets; Andre describes his method as “we just started booking bands who we thought were good” (so simple, yet so brilliant). The result is a 100% Australian line-up of contemporary independent music. The aspect of an entirely local line-up is part of the charm behind Paradise, Andre points out that international does not mean ‘better’, and that Melbourne festivals have often excluded the plethora of talent in our own backyard.

Andre’s Picks (in no order):
 Naminé
Really Love his new album
Client Liason
I feel like there’s a sense of humour in their music and performances that I share
Glass Towers
Great new album
– LUCIANBLOMKAMP
I’m yet to see him live, but I love his music
– Deja
For their song called The Outside

My Picks (in no order):
I’ve seen each of these acts multiple times, but I still can’t get enough
– Oisima
– Alta
– Squarehead
 Leaks
– Silent Jay

Full Line-up Poster:

Paradise



Amable – Now This by Chris
February 11, 2013, 5:44 PM
Filed under: Beats, News | Tags: , , , , ,

Florida-based Amable has been dishing out the wonky future-beats for a-while now and he’s stepping up his game to vinyl.

Not just any vinyl though; the man has a dream- nearly as big as Martin’s- for the coolest looking transparent blue 7-inch, cut to the edges with two beats per side. It is all being funded via a Kick-stater project, and you can pledge towards the release for the promise of a copy in-return.

Check out our interview with Amable from a-while back.

Check out the kickstater project

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1273193264/amable-now-this-4-song-7-record-on-transparent-blu



Squarehead Interview by Chris
October 2, 2012, 11:16 PM
Filed under: Interview, News | Tags: , , , ,

Melbourne shoegazers Squarehead caught up with adamNOTeve earlier this week to discuss the future.

You can catch Squarehead with the rest of the FUCK THE RADIO COLLECTIVE at INCA ROADS

And read/listen more here and here.



INCA ROADS MUSIC FESTIVAL by Chris
September 19, 2012, 10:21 AM
Filed under: Inca Roads, News | Tags: , , , ,

INCA ROADS just this morning announced its killer line-up and it fits oh so perfectly within our FUCK THE RADIO  aesthetic; blending the best  mix of electronic artists, punk rock gems and other underground talent for a two-night camping adventure up in Mt. Eagerton (near Melbourne, Australia) from Nov 30-Dec 2nd.

The line-up includes a unique team-up set from the guys in the FUCK THE RADIO Collective: Yosemite, Bee Ampersand, Colourwaves, Willow Beats, Sub Dapper and Squarehead. They’ll all be on stage at the same time making music live together (like a real band!).

There’s also a pretty rad selection of art installations AND no outrageously expensive drink prices; it’s BYO!!

Early-bird memberships are on-sale at the moment for only $70+bf (the cheapest 3-day festival ever). We’ll be covering the event on the blog (in addition to our regular posting).

http://www.incaroads.com.au/



A Bliss Abyss – Moksha by Chris

AND we are back to regular posting schedule. What better way to kick off the week by welcoming all the new members of the Fuck the Radio family to an old favourite; A Bliss Abyss.

The North-Carolina based musician/psycho friend of mine has up and left his friends and family to hike the Appalachian trail solo with little resources to seek solitude. It’s some serious Into the Wild movie style shit, and standing at roughly 2,180 miles- the Appalachian trail passes through no less than 14 American states, and is one of the longest marked hiking trails in the world. Only one-quarter of those who attempt to hike the entire trail succeed. The journey typically takes six months to complete.

Anyway, enough of the geography lesson, you’re here for music; and A Bliss Abyss is one of the most talented and brilliant producers I have ever met. He released his EP for free download off of his website and is surviving entirely on the donations of fans.

The Moksha EP itself is one of the most beautifully crafted records of the year. I can’t recommend it more highly. An amazing blend of electronic music combined with guitar, topped off with brilliant production skills and an ear for incredible detail- this is something to have on repeat for quite a while. Grab it for free off of his website:

http://www.ablissabyss.com/



Fuck the Radio Party by Chris

F*CK THE RADIO LAUNCH PARTY

It is with huge pleasure that I (finally) announce the FUCK THE RADIO monthly party in Melbourne this week on this blog.

If you live in Melbourne, Australia, come on down to the intimate Soft Belly Bar and share a drink with the family. You’ll know that everyone around you has amazing taste in music!

Willowbeats is an act who hasn’t appeared on this blog yet because I’ve been saving them for something really special. Finally that something special is here- but don’t take my word for it, check ’em out here:

http://soundcloud.com/willowbeats

Squarehead is a great psychedelic/progressive act with some really beautiful tracks. I’m stoked to have him play live:

http://soundcloud.com/squarehead22

Bee Ampersand is a familiar name to long-time readers, mixing all of the much-adored mix-tapes.

You can find more infor about the event on the Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/365101163549243/

And even read about it on Acclaim Magazine’s website here:

http://www.acclaimmag.com/music/event-fuck-the-radio/

Unfortunately, I will be taking the remainder of the week off from posting music to the blog. I know I have slowed my post-rate lately, but that was all due to the work that had to be put into this event to make sure it happened in the best way possible. After this weekend posts will return to their usual rate. There are bigger and better things on their way, this party is just the beginning…

https://www.facebook.com/ftheradioblog




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