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‘Hard Work and Manifestation’: G Flip Tells Joel Madden How They Started in Music

Ahead of upcoming Australia and New Zealand shows, G Flip joined the Good Charlotte frontman’s music podcast

G Flip and Joel Madden


G Flip joined Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden on his podcast, Artist Friendly.

Based in LA, G Flip talked about their latest EP and hitting #1 on the ARIA charts. They shared how they started in music with a strong work ethic.

“I always wrote my own music as a teenager in my bedroom before my parents got home. I’d run or skate home and get there before anyone was home to have the plac to myself and write my little songs on guitar and piano.”

“I found confidence touring with people and doing backup vocals. Then with my sexuality, when I came out I just got more confident as a human being to release my own music.” 

The episode will be available to watch for free on the streaming platforms Veeps (video) and Spotify (audio) from Thursday, June 27th.

They talked before G Flip’s upcoming gigs in Australia and New Zealand, including performances at Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival and a headline show at Auckland’s Powerstation. Find out more information about G Flip’s upcoming shows here.

It’s no surprise Madden was keen to feature an Australian artist on his podcast, being a big fan of our shores where he spent considerable time as a former coach on The Voice Australia. Other Aussie guests include Ashton Irwin from 5 Seconds of Summer.

In other G Flip news, the multi-instrumentalist has released their latest project, drumless, which finds them reimagining tracks from their 2023 album, DRUMMER, with a crucial difference.

On drumless, G Flip reworks five tracks from DRUMMER without their trusty drums, the instrument that has become synonymous with the Australian artist.

DRUMMER earned G Flip several nominations at the 2023 ARIA Awards, including for Album of the Year and Best Independent Release. It also soared to the top of the ARIA Albums Chart last year.

G Flip recently featured in Rolling Stone AU/NZ‘s ‘Future of Music’ series, chosen as one of 25 Australian and New Zealand artists tipped for their global breakthrough moment.

“G Flip is the multi-instrumentalist spinning heads worldwide, reinventing solo pop with their drum-focused flair,” we wrote.

“One of the most prominent drummers in modern music, G Flip memorably performed live and played drums at a trio of shows with just one hand due to an injury in 2022, the sort of moment that gains respect and admiration for years… G Flip is the drummer marching to their own beat, and more and more people are rightly following behind them.”

G Flip’s drumless EP is out now via Future Classic.