Stew Mag #005 lands with Full Flower Moon Band parked on the cover. We get all the juice on Full Flower’s recently released album ‘Diesel Forever’, learning about how it was put together in-studio and trying to uncover the secrets of their notorious live show; from how they balance three guitars to Babyshake’s legendary stage presence.
They’re joined in typical Stew fashion by an eclectic array of chats with some of Australia’s most exciting DIY artists. Across 72 pages, we feature interviews with The Murlocs, The Uplifting Bell Ends, and Slag Queens about their excellent new respective records. Mouseatouille gives us the low-down on their approach towards recording, getting fab context on their epic sophomore effort from a while back ‘Out of the Hospital and Into the Morgue’. Lachlan contributes both photos and words with a considered and passionate feature of the up-and-coming Nakki Soul within the Brisbane scene. We also have a big sit down with Nick from Season Three Instruments, getting big insight into their community-minded approach to gear, and learning about their fantastic curation of Australian made, handmade and second-hand gear
Stew is very proud to feature Rhyece’s amazing in-depth chat with rapper and activist Coedie aka Coodz or Gurridyula of the Wangan & Jagalingou people about their mob’s blockade of the Adani mine and effort to re-establish tribal control of the land. Rhyece talks to Coedie about the now 400 days of the W&J protest camp, Coodz’s songs, and sheds light on an important, massively underreported story.
I (Max) pen a sprawling 10-page BIGSOUND write-up, reacting to encounters with ‘the industry’, musing about the nature of it all, and honestly reviewing a shit tonne of live music (~18 bands). Maybe the spiciest gonzo published in Stew to-date? Definitely not putting any slides of the article up on the insta carousel lol.
Have two live reviews submitted by Tom McCall - some great music writing/knowledge reflected across his write-ups of watching Vintage Crop/Refedex/Kitchen’s Floor @ Beardo, and Michael Crafter/Slowcut/Body Melt/Bin Licker @ King Lear’s. Lily returns in #005, showin’ she’s comfortable being thrown into the deep end, reacting/reviewing to seeing Optic Nerve/Pale Horsey/DGU play for the first time at Stew’s Vinnies gig. Also have a selection of single/album reviews such as the Future Suck n black midi LP, Lifeguard’s new EP and other singles.