Where are you currently based?
West Leederville in Perth. I have a small home studio where I write and record and the band rehearse there.
What’s been happening recently and how has your Covid experience been so far?
Well we’ve just started to rehearse more because shows are happening again over here so we’ve just been dusting off the saddles. The covid thing didn’t really affect me that much because I don’t really have a life anyway. I’m always in my music room. Business as usual really.
Your new single ‘The Reason’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
The funny thing is when you release a song it takes ages to get to that point and was usually written years ago. So I don’t recall what influenced that particular song. I don’t think it would have been anything specific.
How did you go about writing the track?
I think I had the main synth hook and chord progression laying around for a little while and then I kinda had a breakthrough with the vocal delivery and then it all just flowed after that. I don’t remember it being a hard song to work out.
Where and when did you record and who with?
It was recorded at the start of the year at Blackbird Studios with Dave Parkin. I also recorded some parts at my place.
What programs/equipment did you use?
I use Logic. So I will usually have a demo done and then we go into the studio and redo some, or all of it again. I programmed the drum beat you hear at the start in Logic. Then Jamie came in and laid down the live drums. I think the synths were combination of soft synths and a Roland Juno. I used my Telecaster guitar but I can’t remember the amp we used. We use all sorts of equipment I can’t keep track.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
What do you like to do away from music?
I like to play tennis
What’s planned for 2020?
More live shows. We will have a video for The Reason coming out soon that we’ve been recording at my place also. I think we might go back into the studio before the end of the year to record more songs that will probably come out in two years time where I get asked questions about them that I can’t remember the answers for. I have a Christmas song that I’ve had around for a long time that I wanna record. Maybe get around to doing that.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Probably Mexican food. The Bird which is a small live music venue where Emma works.