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Martin Kennedy, from Tasmanian based band All India Radio, chats about his first musical memories, working in the studio and his thoughts on music streaming ahead of his SBS Chill programming takeover on July 18 at 7pm AEST.
SBS Chill

10 Jul 2019 - 1:40 PM  UPDATED 10 Jul 2019 - 1:40 PM

Who: Martin Kennedy (All India Radio)

When: Thursday July 18 at 7pm AEST

How to Listen:


Digital Radio: SBS Chill

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TV: Channel 39 & 306


Q: What was your first musical memory?

My mother took me to see The Sound of Music during one of its many cinema reruns in the early 1970s. I was six or seven and the opening visuals of Julie Andrews dancing around on a mountain singing "The hills are alive..." have been burnt into my brain forever! It is a pretty rousing scene though. Also, the Nazis were super scary.


Q: Is there 1 album particular that you always go back to?

Yes! Meddle by Pink Floyd.


Q: Do you prefer playing live or working in the studio?

I much prefer working in the studio as no-one is looking at you. Only recently have I started to venture out into the live scene again after years of avoiding it.

Q: What are your thoughts on music streaming? How has it impacted artists?

I think its great. It's also inevitable, so whether I like it or not, it's happening. I was lucky to get my music into streaming right from the beginning so I have a small but growing presence. The payout issue is another whole can of worms.

Q: Do you have any upcoming projects that you would like to share?

I have a new album called 'Eternal' coming in November and I've just dropped the first single called 'Moviestar'. I've also completed an ambient album with David Bridie which will be out soon I hope. Plus I'm working on a second ambient album with another great Melbourne pianist Josh Roydhouse. Then I'll start working on a new album with Steve Kilbey from the Church. Then I'll have a lie down!

Catch Martin Kennedy as he takes over the music on SBS Chill on Thursday, July 18 @7pm.