Bec Sandridge

by the partae

Where are you currently based?

I’m currently in Thirroul, a small sea-side town in New South Wales. 

How did you first start playing music?

In year 9 I bought a blue acoustic guitar off Ebay, and a guy across the road taught me all of Blink 182s back-catalog and the rest is history… 

What’s been happening recently?

I just put out my first single Cost Of Love, the first music I’ve put out in three years and I’ve also been studying my Masters in Music Therapy which has been pretty fun, interesting and wild. 

Your new EP ‘Lost Dog’ will be released on October 7, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

I’m very excited, it’s been a long time coming. I think it definitely feels a lot meatier and grittier than my previous work. I listened to a lot of atmospheric German club stuff whilst making it and also some strong 80s bangers like Tears For Fears. 

How did you go about writing the EP?

I wrote a lot of the EP with my pals Dave and Lucy at their apartment in Clovelly and I was lucky enough to collaborate with so many great people I’ve always wanted to work with including Andy Bull, Geoff Swan, Japanese Wallpaper… 

Where and when did you record and who did you work with?

We did a lot of the recording in Dave’s apartment but also kinda all over the shop. We did some drum tracking at Dorny Mayes studio, some stuff at Golden Retriever and I did a couple of vocal takes in my own bedroom. We also had additional production by Tony Buchen and Gab Strum (Japanese Wallpaper) and had Geoff Swan in the UK onboard (who is my dream mixer- think Charli XCX, Haim). 

Your latest single ‘Cost Of Love’ is out now, how did this track come about?

COL was kind of formed off the back of a relationship that soured… We both started to lose ourselves so the question of “how much hard work should a relationship be?” kind of came to the service and that messaging is the crux of the song.  

How does it feel to release new music after 3 years?

It feels pretty darn scary and pretty darn exciting. It feels good to create something so wholeheartedly. We’ve done the whole thing independently too which I’m incredibly proud of. 

You’re going on tour in August, what can we expect?

It’s a whole new band, all gals, all queer. It’s going to rule. 

Who are you listening to at the moment?

Maggie Rogers new record, Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra and Angel Olsen’s Big Time. 

What’s planned for the remainder of 2022 going into 2023?

Writing another record, hopefully a visit to UK/Europe and more touring…

Favourite food and place to hangout?

At the moment, I love Cafe Paci. Such good pasta – oof! And I quite like just hanging out at Sandon Point dog beach or Camperdown oval. So beaut, so many doggos!


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