A local muso who has spent the last eight years trying to get one of his tracks in the hands of the dystopian Richard Kingsmill, says he’s stands by his personal mission statement to never bow down to the man.

Proudly telling everyone he knows that he’ll “never be part of the status quo”, Angus Murphy, 23, from Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, believes the only way to do that is to aim for what literally every other musician in the country is trying to get.

Triple J, Australia’s government funded radio station for kids, is itself revelling in the power of its position of somehow becoming the chuckling industry overlord, complete with a big red rotating chair and starry-eyed henchman to escort hopeful managers and publicists to and from the throne room.

In other scenes reminiscent of a quiet week at Casterly Rock, Murphy believes that Triple J’s status as being the one, single radio station that controls an entire industry that’s aiming to combat mental health issues is a bit silly, they are the true leaders, and that the situation is no way any fault of their own.

“Triple J are amazing. I would never ever dare speak ill of them. It’s just that there’s literally no other national music radio stations” he said. “Literally none! Look, I bow down to no-one, but if I have to tear out my soul and put it to one side and tailor my music to sound like whatever’s on high rotation on the J’s at the moment, it’s just the price of being free of the system”.

“And please don’t ask me to go on The Voice. It’s just so wrong”.


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