Issue 3 of Gimmie Zine features In-depth interviews with:
The Murlocs’ Ambrose Kenny-Smith opens up about inspirations in his life that coloured stories told on latest album Bittersweet Demons. He chats life, death, love, family, early days, skateboarding and creativity.
Shannon Shaw of Oakland band Shannon and the Clams has a really special chat giving an insight into the making of new record The Year of the Spider, written during some of the most stressful moments of her life; caring for her father battling illness, and dealing with a Peeping Tom haunting her apartment complex. Shannon shares a life changing experience, joyful news and talks about visits to her psychic, her art, songwriting, and finding confidence.
Ghanaian-born Canberra-based creative powerhouse Genesis Owusu tells us about inspirations and debut album Smiling with No Teeth, which explores racism, depression and mental health, while championing individualism and free expression.
Hardcore punk band Mundo Primitivo’s Melissa López chats about what’s happening in her home country Colombia (mass protests, increasing social inequities and decades of institutionalised corruption), the punk community, her deep love of nature, spending time working in the Amazon rainforest and her art.
Nice Biscuit co-vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Billie Star and Grace Cuell discuss EP Create Simulate, new music, making stage costumes, working through anxiety and self-doubt, and grounding yourself through being creative.
Briana Hernandez and Raidy Hodges from Chicago band Spread Joy talk beginnings, their debut record (one of our favs of this year), new music and writing short, snappy songs that say “fuck you”.
In a rare English-language interview, 60s French yé-yé revivalists Fleur’s singer, Floor Elman gushes over The Beatles, vintage fashion, and the importance of family. She gets deep about spirituality, creativity and motherhood too.
Billy from Research Reactor Corp. yarns about some of his favourite songs.
48 pages. A4 size. Limited Edition.
Available here. (U.S.A. pressing coming via totalpunkrecords.com)