What can you tell our readers about you? How and where did it all begin?
It all started when we were about 13, we started jamming on the weekends in Ben’s garage. We were different characters in early high school, both equally as lost, but found a bond in the music we were listening to. We just started to try and play through these songs that were giving us some sort of release, sooner or later we replaced them with our own songs.
What had you first interested in music?
My father was definitely my first musical influence, he’d sing me songs as I’d drift off to sleep, and always be blasting records whilst he was cooking.
Who motivates or influences your quest to make great music?
I don’t think there is anyone specific other than myself, to keep exploring the life I’m leading through song. Probably the great songwriters of our time, Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave. But then I hear great bands that have their own sound, that you couldn’t get unless you had a deep connection and collaboration.
Do you have any planned tours coming up?
We’re playing a couple of shows at the end of the month, Friday 29th Novemebr at Howler in Brunswick and Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December at Hibernian House in Surrey Hills, sort of an end of year bash. But we’ll definitely be planning a few for next year.
Well I just want to keep writing, maybe get closer to actually saying something worth hearing or closer to the feeling and images that float in the formless.
What can fans expect from you in the coming months?
We have a few shows at the end of the Month in Sydney and Melbourne as I said. We’re also working on some things that we’ll probably post online over Christmas. Then we’ll hit the new year with a new single and tour. Or it could all go up in smoke.
Success, what is the secret to it and what has been your biggest career highlight so far?
The secret to success is to be your own barometer. My biggest highlight is to be a band that has it’s second record out and one that is already working on it’s third.
Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring?
I saw Kings of Leon the other night, I know they cop a bit of shit now cause they’re so big, but they’ve got something special.
How would you best describe you and your music to your fans?
They’re just songs, hopefully songs that can take you on a journey both lyrically and sonically.
What can you tell us about your latest album?
Well I’ve been reading a few things about it and I would have to agree it’s an evolutionary record. We’re still young and definitely wanting to push ourselves further wherever we can. So maybe we’re trying to find our invisible lines or something, hopefully we never do.
Are there any new exciting projects in the works?
The beauty and the curse is that we’re always working on the next thing.
The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
Huge. That was a joke that might not translate without the power of spoken word and timing. But in all seriousness I see ourselves doing exactly the same thing externally, only internally the music growing deeper.
Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists.
Jack Ladder, Kirin J Callinan, Steve Smyth, The Drones, Oh Mercy, The Panics, Paul Conrad.
The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye?
It seems to have just moved online, where the world is no doubt heading as well. The need for inspiring new music and artists hasn’t seemed to change though. It probably just means I’m going to have to be more technologically savvy, which I am growing everyday.
Thank you for the interview! What can you leave fans of theaussieword.com with here today?
I used to think that time healed everything, but it’s being constantly proved to me that it never existed in the first place.