An Interview with Ry from the band, Earthlings

Ry and Wil form the electronic duo, Earthlings. Just recently having supported Pendulum during their Australian sell-out tour; their latest single Runaway was self-produced in their home studio in Brisbane. I spoke to Ry about touring, on-set stories, Keanu Reeves and plans for the band’s future.

You recently joined electronic rock band Pendulum on their first Australian live tour in eight years last June and July respectively. What was the experience like and how did the opportunity come about?

It’s been a super fun one! We really appreciate Pendulum for throwing us a bone and sharing their tour with us. Essentially our job was to warm up the crowd, put smiles on faces and hands in the air. The tour was already sold out before we jumped on, so we had the easiest job in the world! There’s a large part of the Earthlings show that does invite people in to make them feel as comfortable as possible. I feel as though everyone had a good time, we made some new friends and hopefully significantly fewer enemies.

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An Interview with Adam Harvey

Fulfilling a dream of recording in the US, Adam Harvey’s tenth studio album The Nashville Tapes is inspired by country music of the 1970s and its icons. Off the back of last year’s tour of The Great Country Songbook Volume II alongside Beccy Cole, the eight-time Golden Guitar winner is again on the road, this time with support from The Voice Australia 2017 winner Judah Kelly.

Last time we spoke you were about to begin The Great Country Songbook Volume II tour alongside Beccy Cole, how did that tour go?

[It went] pretty good. We all survived … just. My mental health has recovered [but] my liver probably hasn’t yet! One thing about Bec is she loves a party. She’s a wild girl. We love her. She’s always great onstage. We tend to go on tour for a while, then we stay apart for a few years and forget one another’s bad habits, and then we get back together again.

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An Interview with Catherine Britt

Since her last release Boneshaker in 2015, Catherine Britt has gotten married, given birth to her first child, won a battle with breast cancer and released her seventh studio album, Catherine Britt and the Cold Cold Hearts, alongside Michael Muchow and Andy Toombs. Recorded in her own backyard studio with engineer Jeff McCormack, this release, she says, makes a new chapter and return to her organic, country roots.

What is the concept behind the collaboration between you, Michael Muchow and Andy Toombs on the album Catherine Britt and the Cold Cold Hearts?

The concept behind the band is basically like Ryan Adams and the Cardinals or Bob Dylan and the band; not a side project but like an extension of themselves. They’re doing their songs with a specific band that they record with and then tour with. We’ve already started the tour and the boys will be with me the whole way through. We did the record together, we produced it together, we worked out all the parts, harmonies and instrumentation as a team, like a real band, and now we get to tour it as well.

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