Special Interview: Tiny Little Houses

theaussieword.com meets up with Tiny Little Houses for a special blog interview…

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?
We are Tiny Little Houses, a lo-fi noise-folk band from Melbourne. I started to write songs a few years ago, mainly just pop songs and put them anonymously on the net. I was encouraged by some of the responses I received on these really lo-fi demos so I started to take it a little more seriously. When I met Sean, he helped me flesh out my songs
a lot more, and he understands what a song does or doesn’t need. It kind of naturally progressed from there, with the help of various friends along the way. With the help of Steven Schram we have managed to capture what I’ve had in my head for a few years but couldn’t get out on my own.

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
People, life, books. I despise music that hasn’t got anything new to say, or doesn’t say it in an original way. I’d like to think that although my music is quite simple and generally pop sensible, it relays a story in a different light.
What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
It be a shame for us to come up with all these songs and never get the chance for anyone to hear them. I don’t really have that much ambition though, if I could get a decent record together that people like.. that would be enough.
What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour?
We have a show at the Liberty Social on Wednesday 13th of August where we are supporting another band and we will have a single launch coming up in September but I’m unsure of the date.
Tell us a bit about your latest single and how would you best describe your music?
Our latest single is a frenetic noise-folk song, which would befit a soundtrack to a doomed lovers last kiss at the end of the world. It’s about a girl who was like a plague to me.. something I couldn’t shake no matter how hard I tried and it’s still my weakness..
Success, what is the secret to it?
I don’t know.
What has been your biggest career highlight?
A few years ago a demo of mine was put on rotation on triple j unearthed radio. That really boosted my confidence and helped me figure that although the production quality wasn’t quite there, the bones of it was.
Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring?
Neutral Milk Hotel, The Microphones, Keaton Henson, The Gerbils. Acts that don’t have a massive following but have a strong core of supporters.
Any new projects in the pipeline?
We have another single recorded and pretty well ready to go, it may be out in a few months. Then hopefully we might record our long promised EP.
The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
Still making music we like, taking our time with things.
Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists.
Bored Nothing, Lucian Blomkamp, Flyying Colours, Jack Barclay and Sleep Decade are all incredibly good, and still far too underated.
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 can be really hard to break into Australian online culture if you are a really lo-fi band. It seems that European and American blogs
Thanks for the interview! What final message do you have for us today?
It can be really hard to break into Australian online culture if you are a super lo-fi band. It seems more tolerated in European and American blogs to put out rougher sounding material.. which might be a bad thing, as the blogosphere is sometimes saturated.. As a whole we’ve found blogs to be pretty supportive in sharing new music and they have helped us out immensely so we are grateful for the platform.

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