Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Kim Churchill but were too afraid to ask….
There are some artists born to the world circuit. Kim Churchill is one of them. A true musical troubadour, a man who finds ‘home’ on stage communing with his audience. A passionate surfer, and world citizen, Churchill recently shot the clip for his track Window to the Sky in the Grand Canyon National Park in Nevada and Montreal, a landscape almost as expansive as his music. Churchill is one of the featured acts at this years Mullum Music Festival.
The Perfect day for me starts… with a surf and a smoothie.. When I am writing a song I love it when… it takes about 5 minutes and you understand it to be finished. Busking really teaches you how to… stay humble and perform for the audience as much as for yourself..otherwise they simply walk away.. The place where I feel the most myself is… on stage. If I could live anywhere in the world it would… Angourie, Australia. I most enjoy playing… sober. For me there is ultimate freedom in… surrendering yourself to what is. I think the world would be a better place if… about 3 quarters of us didn’t exist.. Sadly.. People who interest me most are the ones who… are comfortable and confident in their own skin. Falling in love is… a daily ritual. The first time I got my heart broken I… bought a van, built a bed in the back. And ran away.. I would describe my relationship with my guitar as… a hermits relationship to his pet dog (given the hermit has a pet dog). I would love to play with… Justin Vernon. In ten years I see myself… with a few more happy wrinkles, My favourite gig is when… I’ve forgotten my entire identity.
Angus and Julia Stone have given us their first new single since 2010… and so worth the wait.
Going their separate ways for a couple years, they joined forces with legendary producer Rick Rubin, who heard their music at a party, deciding he wanted to make a record with them – but only if both were on board. ‘Heart Beats Slow‘ is the result, showcasing that back-and-forth dynamic we have always loved from Angus and Julia.
Sydney based band ‘Gang Of Youths’ are buzzing around the globe after putting their track Evangelists online. Think Springteen meets The Killers. NME is very excited about the band and Triple j are giving the new track a lot of love.
Part Lily Allen part Adele, Howl’s vocal is laden with attitude, spitting out sweary lyrics at her player partner with a London twang and infectious personality. She’s accompanied by electro-pop production that fizzes and sparkles. No Strings is the very definition of a pop banger and, at just 17, Howl’s future is looking very bright!
English trio Bear’s Den have just dropped their latest single ‘Writing On The Wall’. They are on tour now with Matt Corby and triple j are big fans so you’ll be hearing a lot of these guys don’t worry about that.
22 year old, Blackburn (Uk) born singer Charlotte OC’s new track ‘Colour My Heart’ is an intoxicating mix of emotional lyrics and heady, thick vocals. Keep a close eye on her, she is going to do very well.
Josef Salvat is an Australian singer-songwriter living in London and a cross between Morrissey and Lana Del Rey. His Track ‘Hustler’ is causing a buzz around the world at the minute. Hopefully he heads home soon !
The quietly buzzed London Grammar are a British three-piece from London. The band have just signed to Dew Process Records, which leads the way for an Australian release for their debut EP “Metal & Dust” this Friday 17th May. Make sure you check it out as well as the clip for Wasting My Young Years