Published on November 20 2015

Kinematic: "Playing live on national radio in Australia was a big highlight"

Formed in 2000 by Gordo and Mike, they were soon met up by Mik the bassist and Ozi on the drums. This October they celebrate the 10th anniversary of their album Time & Place which got quite a neat success on Jamendo Music.


Hey, it’s great to have you on Jamendo Music! First, could you briefly introduce yourselves

Hi, thanks so much for having us on Jamendo, we love the site! We are Kinematic, a four piece independent band from Melbourne, Australia.


Could you explain to our readers your band name “Kinematic”?

Kinematic is a physics term, used to describe motion, it’s a bit nerdy, but we liked it because musically we’re always trying to change and evolve. We’re also quite nerdy anyway.

Kinematic: "Playing live on national radio in Australia was a big highlight"

What are your main influences and how do you find inspiration when composing a song

We each have our own favourites, but the bands that we all like would include Wilco, Elbow, Death Cab for Cutie and The Beatles.

For us, the best inspiration for writing comes from hearing something great, that you’re not already familiar with. It doesn’t matter if it’s old or new, just as long as it makes you sit up and want to write.


How important is it for you to manage your music yourself and be independent?

We value our independence highly! We do everything ourselves from the writing stage, to recording, all the way to the final marketing and promotion of our music.
It’s important because it gives us full creative control, so for example if we want to have a nine minute song on our album we don’t have to argue with anyone (apart from ourselves). Or if we want to take a break for a few months to recharge, we can.
However, while it’s great being independent, sometimes a bit of outside expertise can be just what’s needed.

Kinematic: "Playing live on national radio in Australia was a big highlight"

We’d love to see you perform live! Do you have any memorable stage moment you’d like to share?

We love playing live and we’ve had some memorable times on stage over the years. Playing live on national radio in Australia was a big highlight, along with playing festival shows. Some less glamorous but still memorable moments include members falling off stage, falling through stage…  and one member even tore his pants while walking out on stage, now that’s memorable!

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Published on November 17 2015

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Published on November 12 2015

Torelli & The fuse: "Experiencing so many things in my life gives me the inspiration to tell stories through music."

Coming straight from North Carolina, Torelli & The Fuse, a trio composed of Dre Torelli (vocalist/guitarist), Zachary Knight (lead guitarist/keyboardist) and Jarvis Carpentenous (bassist), mesmerize us with their creative Pop/RnB music. 

Inspired by several artists with different styles such as Death Cab For Cutie, Capital Cities, Coldplay and Ellie Goulding; Torelli & the Fuse likes to mix up musical styles and cultures.


Hi Dre! What’s up? First of all, can you tell us about you? What’s your story and how did you start making music?

I started my musical career as a solo artist several years ago while pursuing a degree in music. I met my current bandmates at an open mic night at a local club and we instantly clicked. During that time before I met them, I was feeling limited as a solo artist and it just so happened that they were looking for a frontman. Torelli and the Fuse has been a band for 3 years and we've been creating pioneering music ever since!

Torelli & The fuse: "Experiencing so many things in my life gives me the inspiration to tell stories through music."


You said once: “Anybody that knows me knows that I'm very passionate about music”, where does such passion come from?

Experiencing so many things in my life gives me the inspiration to tell stories through music. Creating music is very therapeutic for me as well as the music that other artists share with the world. It's such a connection of stories, perspectives and souls being felt in a beautiful way.


If we were to have a look at your personal music collection right now, what would we find?

My music collection is all over the place (laughs). My collection ranges from Elijah Blake to Michael Jackson, alt-J, Blondie, and Gorgon City. Lately I've been listening to The Internet's latest album 'Ego Death'. It is a phenomenal project.


Do you collaborate with other people for writing and producing your songs?

I am the main writer for band's songs but my bandmates are wonderful with assisting me with lyrical structure and delivery. Our executive producer has been a good friend of mine for years, and we also have a producer who is a frequent collaborator on our songs. They are excellent in making sure that our vision come to life.

Torelli & The fuse: "Experiencing so many things in my life gives me the inspiration to tell stories through music."

How do you feel about the interest around your music on Jamendo?

The amount of love that my band's music gets on Jamendo really excites me! I've never expected to get so many downloads and exposure every single day. Jamendo is a great site for independent musicians and music fans alike!



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Published on November 4 2015

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