Quality Time- Q&A

  • Major Leagues’ Guide To… North Brisbane - Brisbane indie sweethearts/part time comedians Major Leagues have taken the time out to answer the questions that keep us up at night… Where to go/what to do on the Northside of Brisbane? Major Leagues’ debut record Good Love is out Friday 16th June and it can’t come soon enough! Good Love by Major Leagues WHERE […]
  • torabandpressshot Tora’s Guide to… Melbourne - Byron Bay’s chillwavers, Tora have been juggling releasing lush af singles & EP’s and touring the globe since 2013. Friday, June 9th, brings a special day for the band as they release their debut LP, Take a Rest. Not strangers to the road, Tora prep to take the new record around AUS on an extensive tour – dates […]
  • Polish Club’s Guide to… Antwerp, Belgium - Sydney based, two-piece rockers Polish Club are mid-way through their AUS/NZ tour, of their brand new debut record, Alright Already. The legends managed to take the time out to give us their Guide to Antwerp, Belgium. Give Beeping a spin, book some tix to Belgium, and kick yourself if you missed out on tix to […]
  • Oliver Tank’s Guide to… Sydney! - Oliver Tank has been melting hearts for years with his super moody, ambient electronica tracks. After the release of his dreamy debut LP aptly named OT, the Sydney-sider preps to tour the beautiful goddamn record around the country. Full dates below. In the meantime, let Oliver show you the ropes to Sydney town – as it turns out he’s […]
  • Spoon Australian tour quality time bear family QUALITY TIME! With Texan Darlings SPOON - Last Friday Texas legends Spoon released their 9th studio record Hot Thoughts, the truly experimental and  seductive follow up to their 2015 album They Wan My Soul.  Our Sydney based photographer extraordinaire Annette Geneva put down the lens and picked up the phone to have a chat with Alex Fischel, the bands’ keyboardist and guitarist, about […]
  • lemaitre Quality Time! with Lemaitre - Lemaitre have been producing electro indietronica bangers for years now and have today October 7th released their latest EP AFTERGLOW. The Norwegian duo are set to tour the US this month, but Bear Family’s Adele Stewart had the chance to have a quick chat with Ulrik and ask him a few q’s. BF: How are you going with finding the […]
  • max quinn Quality Time! with Max Quinn - Georgia Corpe had the chance to ask Max Quinn a few questions surrounding his latest single The Boys and the hyper-masculinity within Australia, homegrown talent and what the future holds for the young Melbournite. BF: Your song The Boys is absolutely brilliant and completely relatable to those who don’t quite fit in with Australia’s hyper-masculine culture. Can […]
  • Flyying Colours Guide to…Melbourne! - Flyying Colours have recently dropped their new single It’s Tomorrow Now and are about to head out on the road to support the single and win a few new hearts along the way, starting in Sydney tomorrow night! To help you get to know them a little bit better, we’ve asked the boys to give us […]
  • Montaigne’s Guide to…LONDON! - Montaigne is just about to embark upon a pretty hekkers schedule, what with the release of her new single Because I Love You and the announcement of not only her DEBUT FULL LENGTH ALBUM, but also a HUGE tour to boot in September/October. So luckily for us, she had enough time to sit down and play […]
  • The Lulu Raes’ Guide to.. SYDNEY - The Lulu Raes’ have just released their brand new single Never Leave and it’s a beauty. But what are they talking about? Never leaving the bathtub? Never leaving this sweet-as all you can eat buffet? Perhaps, and that’s a perhaps…they are talking about SYDNEY! We don’t care about Rick Steve and his shitty guides to Rome, […]
  • Dappled Cities Guide to… SYDNEY - The first in our series of ‘Guide To’s’, the boys from Dappled Cities are here to give you a rundown on all you need to know about the wonderful city of SYDNEY. Whether you’re from Djibouti or New York, these articles will give you an insight as to how the real people live in these […]
  • Quality Time with Vera Blue QUALITY TIME! With Vera Blue - Vera Blue is coming to the end of what must have been a whirlwind tour with Mr Dreamy Matt Corby and is making huge steps towards becoming one of Australia’s favourite indie darlings. We sat down to have a chat with Vera (alias of Celia Pavey) to ask her all about croissants, her upcoming EP […]
  • Tinpan Orange Quality Time! with Tinpan Orange - By Georgia Corpe Tinpan Orange are a lovely folk/roots band residing in Melbourne. They’ve been on the scene for over a decade and are just shy of releasing their FIFTH STUDIO RECORD. Bear Family’s Georgia Corpe had a chat with Emily Lubitz (vocals, guitar) RE the early years, their latest track and the upcoming tour – […]
  • Quality Time! with The Bennies - By Bobby Rein It’s no doubt that The Bennies are the 420 Ska kings of the Australian music scene. With their third album Wisdom Machine set for release on March 25, and a national tour kicking off a couple days after that, Bear Family’s Bobby Rein had a chat with lead singer/synth player Anty Horgan […]
  • Georgi Kay- Quality Time with Bear Family QUALITY TIME! With Georgi Kay - Georgi Kay is a name that has been floating around for the past few years,but I’ve never been able to put a song to the name. Her track In My Mind came on the radio the other day and I was thinking..”Where have I heard this before”? BAM, it hits me- I’d heard the track a […]
  • Quality Time! with RÜFÜS - RÜFÜS are fast becoming one of Australia’s most beloved live electronic band, bringing their infectious alt dance beats to life to the recent Falls Festivals around the country, blowing punters away with their incredible live aura. And with every single released in anticipation of their new album Bloom being put on repeat by fans and house lovers alike, we are all […]
  • Quality Time! with HOLY HOLY - Review by Georgia Corpe 2015’s gone, and what a year it was for Tim Carroll and Oscar Dawson of Brisbane/Launceston/Melbourne based band Holy Holy. After the release of their debut album When the Storms Would Come, two EU tours and a string of sold out homeland headline shows to boot, Holy Holy have a lot […]
  • Quality time with Ayla- Interview for Bear Family QUALITY TIME! With AYLA - Queensland’s AYLA has had a pretty solid year. With an EP penetrating earholes regularly on Triple J, a brand new management deal and  one of the best ‘Like a Version’ covers of 2015, it’s fair to say we can add AYLA to the list of youngsters who are at short odds to surge forward in […]
  • East India Youth interview Bear family Quality Time! With East India Youth - East India Youth is the works of London based William Doyle and over the past few years he’s had a bit of a blinder. His debut release Total Strife Forever caused a bit of fuss, and not just from Foals‘ legal team. His first outing as a solo artist earned Doyle a coveted Mercury Prize nomination for […]
  • Quality Time! with Garrett Kato - By Georgia Corpe Bear Family’s Georgia Corpe had a chat with Canadian born, Byron Bay local folkster, Garrett Kato. Garrett is half way through his massive 27 date tour supporting Aussie singer-songwriter legend, Pete Murray. BF: Hey Garrett, you’ve recently released your album That Low and Lonesome Sound, a follow up from your 2013 release Love. Murder. Songs. Can […]
  • Quality Time! with Nakatomi - By Georgia Corpe Bear Family’s Georgia Corpe had a chat with the Adelaidian electro duo, Nakatomi. These guys have been soothing our ears with their beautiful 80’s inspired tracks. They have recently filled us in on: their latest track, The Knife, what to expect from them on tour, and their plan for Nicole Kidman to feature […]
  • Mini mansions quality time QUALITY TIME! with Mini Mansions - Something about LA’s Mini Mansions just exudes cool. A sharp suit, a bit of swagger, some renegade organ and a few very swanky friends makes a hell of a combo. With their new album The Great Pretenders  making waves all across the world, Mini Mansions have impressed with their manic, psychedelic style and film clips as slick as […]
  • Quality Time! with Boy & Bear - By Georgia Corpe Boy & Bear fans are in high anticipation of their triumphant return to the scene with third studio album Limit of Love set for release on October 9 2015.  Georgia had a chat with Jon Hart (vocals, banjo, mandolin and keyboards) in regards to their upcoming release. BF: Fans are seriously excited to […]
  • Quality Time! With HOLY HOLY - By Georgia Corpe HOLY heck! Georgia had a chat with Tim Carroll (lead vocalist and songwriter) of HOLY HOLY recently in regards to: the bands foundation, Terminator 2 theme songs, and touring… BF: To start off, tell us a bit about how Holy Holy, being Tim Carroll and Oscar Dawson, and how you both came together to make […]
  • Quality Time! With Montaigne - By Georgia Corpe Bear Family’s Georgia Corpe recently took the opportunity to speak with the lovely Sydney-sider, Montaigne in the lead up to her national tour – dates and selfie rampage listed below. BF: So Montaigne, the past few years has been huge for you, becoming a Triple J Unearthed High finalist, releasing a successful […]
  • Quality Time! With The Paper Kites - By Georgia Corpe Bear Family’s Georgia Corpe, had the chance to ask a few questions to The Paper Kites‘ Dave Powys (vocals, guitar, banjo, lap steel guitar). See what the Melbournian multi-instrumentalist had to say on: writing, touring, and Chewbacca… BF: To start off, tell us a bit about The Paper Kites and how you […]
  • Image Credit: Shervin Lainez Quality Time! With Motion City Soundtrack - By Bobby Rein Motion City Soundtrack are coming down under yet again! They will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their absolute cracker of a sophomore album, Commit This to Memory. The Minnesotans will be playing the album in it’s entirety as well as playing tracks from their upcoming sixth studio album, Panic Stations. Bear […]
  • TSSB Quality Time! With The Smith Street Band - By Georgia Corpe “we’re like five brothers who see each other all day, every day” Our favourite Melbournian rockers, The Smith Street Band are currently galavanting across EUROPE playing an outstanding run of shows in preparation to their warm return to AUSTRALIA and thrashing of the USA – all before the year is through! Chris Cowburn […]
  • Quality Time! With Pulled Apart by Horses - By Georgia Corpe Pulled Apart by Horses are gracing our shores with their presence once again! The Leeds, alternative rockers are coming down under for a string of capital city shows in late October, and we couldn’t be more excited. Bear Family’s Georgia Corpe had a chat with Robert John Lee (bassist) about the bands origin, tour […]
  • Quality Time! with Youth Group - By Georgia Corpe Australia’s indie music darlings, Youth Group, are bringing back their much-adored album Skeleton Jar for a celebration of its 10 year anniversary. After years of being on hiatus, the group are back for a string of shows, having played Sydney Friday 26th June and set to play Melbourne (Friday 3rd July) TICKETS […]
  • Band of Skulls Australian Tour QUALITY TIME! with BAND OF SKULLS (UK) - By Alistair Rathbone In an age of music where re- invention is the flavour of the month and finding your ‘genre-niche’ is essential to finding yourself sprawled across the latest cover of NME, it can be difficult to stick to your guns as a band, stylistically. Band of Skulls, hailing from Southampton in the UK, […]
  • The Holidays announce east coast tour QUALITY TIME! with THE HOLIDAYS - By Alistair Rathbone The Holidays‘ sophomore LP release ‘Real Feel’ has been a long time coming for the trendy Sydney-siders. After the release of the hugely popular debut album ‘ Post Paradise‘, The Holidays’ front man Simon Jones packed up his tent and wandered the globe, drawing inspiration from cities such as Berlin and Paris […]
  • Bear Family Interviews Twin Haus QUALITY TIME- Q&A with TWIN HAUS - By Alistair Rathbone Twin Haus are a bit of a step away from what we have come to expect from the booming Brisbane music scene. While the rest of the Sunshine State are busy cranking out lo-fi garage jams and jangly pop summer anthems, Twin Haus have been busy creating something more expansive and well thought […]
  • QUALITY TIME- Q&A with THE DELTA RIGGS - The Delta Riggs are a good time. A good time just waiting to happen. They have already kicked off their ‘Supersonic Casualties‘ tour across Australia and they are getting ready to bring the party to Europe to celebrate the release of their sophomore album ‘Dipz Zebazios‘. We had a quick catch up to talk about marmalade […]
  • Bear Family Interview laura Semple from Semplesize QUALITY TIME- Laura Semple of SEMPLESIZE Blog - Bear Family is all about…well, family. We love to take new friends under our wing and help them reach the dizzying heights above. We first met Laura Semple when she stayed on our living room couch whilst shooting and reviewing Sydney Fashion Week a few weeks ago. Laura runs the music, fashion and art blog […]
  • Interview with Glass Animals Bear Family Quality Time- Q&A with GLASS ANIMALS - Music is full of trends, fashions, cliches and bandwagons. It always has been and always will. Why pull out your ‘all-alone-in-the-bedroom shapes’ when you can put on your best Liam Gallagher and make what everyone is used to hearing? But every now and then a bunch of sexy young darlings pop their little heads up […]

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