Radults returns for our first episode of 2020 with a very special guest in the form of Stephanie Ashworth, bassist for Australian alt-rock icons Something for Kate! 🤩
Stephanie has spent the last 22 years of her life, writing, recording and touring with Something for Kate, making vital and instantly recognisable contributions to some of the finest alt-rock songs in Australian music history.
Having made her recorded debut on Something for Kate's 'monster' breakthrough album Beautiful Sharks, it's fair to say that Stephanie's life has been a pretty wild ride ever since! With over 700'000 records sold, 14 entries in Triple J’s Hottest 100, 11 ARIA Award nominations, multiple Rolling Stone Awards, Live Music Awards, countless sold-out national and international tours, and the priceless experience of performing alongside some of rock music biggest idols and icons, this Radult has truly lived the rock 'n' roll dream! Heck, she even turned down a personal invitation from Courtney Love to join grunge icons Hole!
Somehow amidst all of this success, Stephanie and her husband/bandmate, Paul Dempsey have found the time to be adoring parents to two children, all the while maintaining musical and other artistic passions, both inside and outside the realms of Something for Kate.
Following the release of Something For Kate's fantastic new single "Situation Room", Stephanie was kind enough to spend an hour with Brenton and Mike, for an inspiring and career-spanning conversation, providing unfiltered insight into the life and creative workings of one of Australia's most loved bands, and giving priceless advice for aspiring creatives.
Episode topics include: when her love for music originated, how the decision to play bass came about, the early stages of her career with Sandpit, how the opportunity to join Something for Kate came about, what the experience of being in a band that was blowing up on a national and international level was like, the creative process of Something for Kate, the importance of maintaining passions outside of music, the creative and personal dynamics between Stephanie and Paul as a couple, the changing face of the industry throughout Something for Kate's career, the impact COVID-19 is having on the music industry, finding the right balance as a rockstar parent and of course, Stephanie's tips for being a Radult!
So stay home, stay inside, turn it up and get inspired to make your own creative dreams a reality.
You can find Something for Kate here.