What is your name and role within Big Orange?
Where are you currently based?
Western suburbs of Perth
Congratulations on the new album, ‘An Ode To Odious’! How does the record sit with you guys as a band, now it’s finally out and released?
Thank you. While others enjoy the album it’s good for us to be able to sort of forget about it and move onto something new. We went back to the studio the week it was released.
Would you say the approach to songwriting/arranging differed much during the creative process of this album? (If so, how?)
No, it’s the same process where I bring complete songs demoed to the band and we work out how to play them.
What was something you learned about the way Big Orange works together, over the course of making ‘An Ode To Odious’?
Well Jamie our drummer is a fairly new addition and our first time with him in the studio so it’s all been learning really.
Were you particularly inspired by any sounds or records going into making this album?
I haven’t been listening to a lot of music over the last few years because I don’t wanna get too influenced by it or rip off a song or something. Especially when I’m working on stuff and I’m always working on stuff. But there are lots of influences on the album.
If ‘An Ode To Odious’ was THE album for newcomers to Big Orange’s sounds, what tracks would you recommend they listen to first to get a good scope of the type of band you are, and why?
Our sound is pretty all over the place so it’s hard to give an idea of what type of band we are but maybe I Wanna Know and Goodnight Kiss Vampire Bite because it displays some of the variety in our styles going from rock to a more piano based pop song.