Everything Is Wonderful For Art Alexakis

words: Jade Kennedy   Last year was a somewhat selfish one for Art Alexakis – a fact he himself will happily admit. The Everclear front man released his debut solo record, Sun Songs, and toured it throughout the UK, Canada and USA. He announced the tour, which began in May 2019, in a somewhat odd fashion – by penning an open letter to fans disclosing his … Continue reading Everything Is Wonderful For Art Alexakis

Spiderbait on Summer Festivals, Hotter Than Hell and… new Music?

Spiderbait has been one of the more active bands on the Hotter Than Hell lineup since ‘reforming’ in 2013. The band toured for the anniversary of their hit record, Ivy & The Big Apples, as well as played some massive lineups, including A Day On The Green with The Living End, Veruca Salt and Tumbleweed. Girl caught up with guitarist Damian Whitty (aka Whitt) to … Continue reading Spiderbait on Summer Festivals, Hotter Than Hell and… new Music?

Magic Dirt Prepares to get Hotter Than Hell

Aussie rockers Magic Dirt made nostalgic fans very happy earlier this year when they announced they were getting the band ‘back together’ (not that they ever officially split) for a string of shows, commencing with Hotter Than Hell – which kicks off in Townsville this weekend. Earlier this month the band announced it was republishing the Signs of Satanic Youth EP – 25 years after … Continue reading Magic Dirt Prepares to get Hotter Than Hell

Eskimo Joe Preparing Their Party Pants (and shoes) For 21st Year

If you were to ask some casual music fans on the East Coast, West Australian stalwarts Eskimo Joe all but disappeared following 2011’s commercial radio hit Love Is A Drug. But, indeed, the guys are all still gigging together, working on new projects and, as lead vocalist Kav Temperley explained to Girl this week, gearing up for the band’s 21st anniversary this year. So how … Continue reading Eskimo Joe Preparing Their Party Pants (and shoes) For 21st Year

A Super(jesus) Summer Festival Ahead

As a teenager growing up watching summer festivals like Livid and Homebake, with Aussie bands taking the main stages with gusto, women fronting bands like The Superjesus’ Sarah McLeod were held by yours truly in the same regard as Chrissie Amphlett, Stevie Nicks, Blondie and Joan Jett: revered as true rock n roll heroes. To this day, I am still one of McLeod’s biggest fans … Continue reading A Super(jesus) Summer Festival Ahead

Aussie Summer Festival Is Here & Hotter Than Hell

Ah, the great Australian summer. Blowflies, barbies, bushfires, backyard cricket, cyclones and, in 2018, one of the hottest tours to hit the country since Homebake, Livid and Big Day Out. Hotter Than Hell was announced yesterday, and holy hell it is the festival of our nostalgic ’90s/’00s dreams: Eskimo Joe, Jebediah, Killing Heidi, Grinspoon, The Superjesus, Thirsty Merc, Dallas Frasca, Frenzal Rhomb and Regurgitator have … Continue reading Aussie Summer Festival Is Here & Hotter Than Hell