Andrew McMillen

A Conversation With Richard Kingsmill, triple j Music Director

Really, someone who’s written a blog posting about triple j, complaining about the fact that we’re trying to monopolise Australian music, really doesn’t keep me up at night. I really don’t worry about it.


Andrew McMillen on interviews (Ed’s note: mandatory reading for any media student)

Treat every interview as if it’s the most important thing in the world, just for that 15 minutes or half hour or hour, even if it’s not. Boring interviews are still boring on paper.


Throughout The Universe, In Perpetuity: Why I Don’t Sign Copyright-Grabbing Photo Contracts

Once there was no “three songs, no flash” rule, now it’s industry standard in all but the small, local shows. Once there were no releases. Once there were no copyright-grabbing contracts.

 Andrew McMillen

A Conversation With Yannis Philippakis of Foals, 2010

By Andrew McMillen I interviewed Yannis Philippakis [pictured above], singer/guitarist of the British pop act Foals, for Scene Magazine in late December 2010, ahead of their Australian tour as part of Laneway Festival 2011(which I reviewed for The Vine). Our interview originally ran in condensed form as the cover story of Scene Magazine #811. Here’s the full interview transcript.

 Andrew McMillen

An open letter to Stonefield

As I watched you play, Stonefield, I took in the crowd around me. Toward the front – up against the barrier – were groups of males in their 20s and 30s, beers in hand, cheering and leering at you. You probably noticed them.

 Everett True

some fallout from the Faster Louder article

If folk like Sophie really are seeing Faster Louder as a career path, a stepping stone to the next stage, my only question would be: a stepping stone to what? To fucking what?

 Everett True

“I have few regrets. Writing for Fasterlouder is one of them.”

I was intrigued to read the following words from QLD journalist Sophie Benjamin on her blog …

 Everett True

Song of the day – 226: The John Steel Singers

I never make my mind up before hearing something, but I wasn’t really expecting to like this. Too perky, thought I vaguely. Too Triple J, thought I vaguely.

 Andrew McMillen

How To Be A Live Music Critic

You may refer to the band’s stage attire or between-song banter if you are unable to accurately or coherently describe their music.

 Andrew McMillen

An interview with Richard Kingsmill, triple j Music Director

I was in Perth last week, covering an event called One Movement For Music for its official blog, One Movement Word. It was the second year I’d blogged for the five-day event, which includes a music conference component (called MUSEXPO Asia Pacific), a three-day music festival, and nightly music showcases. In one of the most […]