THEAUSSIEWORD.COM catches up with LGBTIQ+ indie rockers Fleece.
How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry?
In terms of where it began, we were born at separate times and different years. And we found each other in 2015. It’s been a marvelous musical journey ever since.
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
Feeling and improvisation. We live for the magic that happens in the moment.
What are some of your biggest goals you hope to accomplish?
Release many sick albums each with their own individual vibes. Travel together and make awesome memories. Help our fans by making their lives more fun through our music.
What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour?
No tour plans. Mostly just recording and writing. A few festival shows here and there 🙂 Dying to come to Auzzie. Where should we play?
Tell us a bit about your latest release and how would you best describe your music?
Latest release it’s the life was an improvised jam that we turned into a cool, feel good spring summer hit. Our music is psychedelic and chill. Warm & fuzzy.
Give us an insight into your creative process. What gets you writing songs?
Improvisation is key to our collaborative process.
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
I wish I could tell you. But you’ll have to find it for yourself.
Success, what is the secret to it?
Still figuring it out. But Having a good time during the process seems like a key part. Having a good mindset, not working too hard, but working hard enough.
What has been your biggest career highlight so far?
Releasing Stunning & Atrocious and touring across North America. Also, hanging out every week and playing music together is pretty cool too.
Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring?
Adrienne Lanker (Megan). Dijon (Jamo). Doja Cat (Matt). Charlie XCX (Ethan (Matt loves her too lol))
Are there any new projects in the pipeline?
Hell yeah! Working hard at new music and videos. Stay tuned.
The music industry is constantly changing, where do you see yourself a few years?
Probably doing the same thing. Maybe touring less if the world gets weirder. But hopefully touring more.
What is your favourite and least favourite part about this line of work and why?
Favourite part: we kinda get to pick our own schedule. We also just love the music… said it once but we’ll say it again
Least favourite part: lack of stability sometimes and scheduling can sometimes be hard.
Name a few of your favourite Australian artists.
Tame Impala. Hiatus Kaiyote. Pond. Amyl & the Sniffers. The Chats.
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?
Social media is kinda annoying. We wanna be as genuine as possible and spread our happy-go-lucky vibes out their, but you gotta please the algorithms, and that’s an annoying game to play.
How will you continue appealing to the international market?
Release sick ass music that tells our story for us. We wanna visit Australia !!
Do you collaborate with others? Who is on your wish-list?
Sammy Rae, we’ve tour & played with her and love her. Wish list: Frank Ocean, Steve Lacy, Tame Impala, Doja Cat.
What advice do you give for other artists wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Release all your music to the world. Don’t be scared. Don’t be overly precious. People will love it.
A message for your fans. How do you best interact and respond with your followers and fans?
Usually social media. Thanks for being there babes. Literally wouldn’t be doing this without yall. Love you. You’re beautiful.
Any last words?
Be kind to yourself, cause you slay gurl. Stay warm – Fleece.