Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Music: Guy Pearce 'Storm'

Actor Guy Pearce is the latest thespian to become a recording artist.

Pearce has been working on his debut album 'Broken Bones' and this week released the first single 'Storm'.

The album was recorded at Neil Finn's Roundhead Studios in Auckland, New Zealand. It features Michael Barker (Drums/Percussion), Jol Mullholland (Bass), Brett Adams (Guitar) and former Split Enz keyboard player Eddie Rayner playing an array of keyboards.

46-year old Guy Pearce scored his break as an actor in the soap opera Neighbours where he starred as Mike Young from 1986-1989 for 496 episodes. He also had a 12 episode role in 'Home and Away' in 1991.

Pearce became a big star in Australia when he played a drag queen in 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'. The Hollywood breaks came with 'L.A. Confidential' (1997), 'Memento' (2000), 'The Time Machine' (2002) and more recently as the villain Aldrich Killian in 'Iron Man 3'.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Exclusive Special Interview: Prinnie

theaussieword.com meets up with Prinnie for a special exclusive interview!

Where did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?
It all started for me as a young child. I just loved to sing and dance, my family couldn’t shut me up! I would make noise at the dinner table, sing in the car, and they had to get me out of the house and exerting some sort of energy. Noone in my family was musical, so it really just came from me. I was obsessed with Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson and anytime there was an award show on I would be glued to the television! I sang and danced from a very young age and did talent quests, shows at local malls and anything that would let me perform, all from the age of about 8. And I literally have never stopped.

Friday, August 15, 2014

New Music: Michael Jackson 'A Place With No Name'

Special Interview: Eden Swan


Eden Swan chats to theaussieword.com

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?
Haha, well I didn’t grow up in a musical household at all unfortunately so my first real introduction to music (and I guess when I realised music was something I wanted to do) was when I got a fake ID when I was 16 and snuck into all of the underground clubs in Melbourne. I got to see acts like Crystal Castles play long before they were big and at that time I kind’ve had an epiphany that live music was something I really wanted to do.

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
Probably great sound production and then human experience. I’ve just started producing my own records and it has been a huge learning curve but listening to music I love by other artists and experimenting with the possibility of sounds and music makes me wanna keep trying and learning new things and hopefully one day write a song that really connects with people.

New Music: Alex Watts 'Reunited'



New Music from Alex Watts, 'Reunited' - full interview with Alex coming soon to theaussieword.com!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Darren and Riley Webseries



The shortform webseries "We are Darren and Riley" has now hit 13,500 views across its Youtube channel since premiering Wednesday 18 June 2014. The Screen Queensland-commissioned series, which started as a TV pilot in 2012, follows Brisbane comedians Darren Low and Riley Nottingham along their journey into the world of television. Featuring a broad range of comedy and some crazy antics (like their Who Wants to be a Zen Master gameshow -  or their rude music video, audience reaction has been positive and the final episode will air 27 August 2014. Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira explained that the decision behind backing We Are Darren and Riley as a web series reflected the trend towards multi-platform media consumption. 

Exclusive Special Interview: Inaya Day!

theaussieword.com catches up with Inaya Day for a very special and exclusive interview!

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?
I guess my vocal stylings kinda give it away. Church church and more church. I started with Gospel, which allows vocal freedom. Then, I went into musical theater; which taught me vocal discipline and consistency. Everything else fell into place. Also to mention, I have musical family members after whom I follow.

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
My quest is to make music that expresses what’s on my mind, in my heart, and in my life. My quest is to do what I love to the best of my ability while making people feel something. After all, art is supposed to make one “feel”. Great is relative. So my quest is to do my best when doing what I love.... and hopefully, someone sees my o!ering as a great one. :-)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New Music: ChristopherKris & Lucy X ft TBOZ - 'In My Hands (Make You Mine)'

'The Dog' - Documentary & Theatrical Trailer (2014)


The Dog is a documentary whose subject — a romantic queer criminal who inspired Al Pacino — may seduce you as much as he did wives and lovers.

Daniel Radcliffe Wants LGBT Inclusion In Romantic Comedy 'What If'


Daniel Radcliffe in his latest role in the romantic comedy What If, a film about the evolution of LGBT inclusion in entertainment.... and also an opportunity for Daniel to get naked on film... again!