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Interview with Luke Liang – Papa Vs Pretty

Interview by Stuart Blythe
Sydney rockers Papa Vs Pretty recently released their latest single “Smother”, taken from their anticipated second album, White Deer Park.

Life Music Media caught up with Luke Liang (Guitar, Keyboards) of Papa Vs Pretty for a quick chat about their new album “White Deer Park”

LMM: Your new album White Deer Park is due for release early next year.  How was the recording process and working with David Trumfio?

   Luke: Dave was amazing. He’s really easy to get along with, he’s obviously brilliant (check out Wilco and My Morning Jacket!) and he really drove us in the right way. What I mean is that he made us feel at ease personally but pushed us out of our comfort zone musically – that balance really helped us to create something great during the recording process.
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Live Review: Alicia Keys + John Legend @ Allphones Arena, Sydney – December 11, 2013

Review by Kristie Nicolas
Photo courtesy Peter Dovgan
A double billing doesn’t happen very often here in Australia, let alone in the often neglected genre of R&B. but this past Wednesday, at Allphones Arena that’s just what Sydney-siders were treated to. They turned up in droves to see R&B darling Alicia Keys perform, along with special guest John Legend on the Set The World On Fire tour.

Legend took to the stage as the crowd was streaming in for the show. For many artists this could very well throw them off. But Legend seemed to take this as a challenge. And boy, did he rise to the task. Opening with the percussive, electronic styling of ‘Made To Love’, from his latest album, Love In The Future, Legend and his band came out in fine form. They remained that way through out, not swayed even for a moment by the bright lights on the audience. Legend gave a spirited and high energy performance, supported by his band and stunning backing vocalists, who almost stole the show with their sassy choreographed moves and vocals. While Legend proved a more than competent show man, it was in the stripped down moments that he really shone. Sitting at the grand piano that adorned the centre of the stage, Legend gave the audience a lesson in heartfelt crooning. Whether covering Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark”, tear-jerker “Ordinary People” or the current number one song in the country, “All Of Me”, Legend’s performance was pure perfection.
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Interview with Billy Kennedy – Frightened Rabbit

Interview by Stuart Blythe
Frightened Rabbit are heading back to Australia as part of Laneway Festival 2014 and also performing their own headlines shows.

LifeMusicMedia.com catch up with Frightened Rabbit bassist Billy Kennedy for a chat.

LMM: Frightened Rabbit has come to Australia quite a lot in the past few years. Is there anything in particular that makes you want to keep coming back?
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