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SPOTLIGHT ON CONFIDENCE MAN

Catch them at THIS THAT in Newcastle tomorrow!

Image: Josh Hourigan.


The return of THIS THAT has well and truly arrived! After taking over Sandstone Point last weekend, THIS THAT will make its way to Newcastle tomorrow with a stacked line up of Australian talent. To get you in the spirt, we caught up with Confidence Man to chat about the event, live music, their new tunes and more!


Joining the duo is a bevy of local artists that traverse dance, pop, rock, electronic, hip-hop and everything in between. Festival goers can catch sets from Hayden James, WHAT SO NOT, Jack River, Dune Rats, ILLY, Client Liaison, Mallrat, Budjerah, San Cisco, Crooked Colours, Pacific Avenue, Badrapper vs LUUDE, Craterface, Dune Rats, Dust, Enschway, Kobie Dee, Kota Banks, Mason Dane, Sycco, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, The Chats, WAAX, Wafia and YNG Martyr.


With VIP ticket allocations completely sold out, and GA tickets not far behind, don't miss out on scoring tickets to this unmissable return to live music. Tickets are on sale now!



You’re about to take to the stage at THIS THAT in Newcastle! What can audiences expect from your performance?


Expect the unexpected.




Live music has had an altered presence over the past two years. How have you gone about crafting a set list to celebrate its return following a number of lockdowns and restrictions?


We’re gonna play it really f*cking loud! Make up for lost time.




How important do you think live music is not only for yourself as a musician showcasing their art, but also for the audience members who resonate with your music?


It’s serious medicine… it’s been way too long and everyone needs their dose.




What impact has performing live had on not only your careers, but your own musical practice?


We’ve been going bigger and bigger.




What lasting effects do you hope audience members walk away with after attending one of your performances?


A relentless urge to grin/shake their ass/be nice.




What are your hopes for the Australian live music industry moving forward?


That it isn’t consistently screwed by a government that has no understanding or care for it.




You’ve just shared your great new single, Woman. What inspired the conceptual nature of the song and visual?


They kinda speak for themselves.




You’ll be releasing your new album TILT this April. What’s in store for all of us listeners with this collection of songs?


You’ll just have to wait and see!



RAPID FIRE


Biggest influences?

Love and hate.



Dream collaboration?

Grace Jones.



Album that has had the most impact on you?

Hmmmmm too hard.



How do you define your musical style in 3 words?

Hot wet summer.



Best song of 2022 so far?

Yves Tumor - Secrecy Is Incredibly Important To Both Of Them



If you could create the soundtrack for any film, which one would it be?

Desperado.



Hannah Montana or Miley Cyrus?

Miley



What was the first song you loved to sing?

You Are My Sunshine.



A song you would love to cover on tour?

Can You Feel The Love Tonight.



Album you would listen to on repeat on a road trip?

The Lion King soundtrack.



First concert you went to?

P!nk.



Best concert you have been to?

P!nk.



First album you ever bought?

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower.



Would you rather be a Spice Girl or a Backstreet Boy?

Spice Girl.



If you were a Spice Girl, what would your spice nickname be?

Slutty Spice.



Most memorable show you’ve ever performed?

Primavera - Ray Ban stage @ 3am to 20000.



Guilty music pleasure?

Lol all the above.



If you could support any artist on tour, who would it be?

Grace Jones.



An artist you think has had the most influence on the music industry?

Grace Jones.



Woman is out now!


THIS THAT 2022 LINEUP

TICKETS

SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2022

WICKHAM PARK, NEWCASTLE

NEW SOUTH WALES

BADRAPPER VS LUUDE

BUDJERAH

CLIENT LIAISON

CONFIDENCE MAN

CROOKED COLOURS

DUNE RATS

ENSCHWAY

HAYDEN JAMES

ILLY

JACK RIVER

KOBIE DEE

KOTA BANKS

MALLRAT

PACIFIC AVENUE

SAN CISCO

SYCCO

TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERS

THE CHATS

WAAX

WAFIA

WHAT SO NOT

YNG MARTYR

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