Drift Interview

by the partae

Where are you currently based?


What’s the Wollongong music scene like at the moment?

The wollongong music scene at the moment is forever evolving with a tight community, some of our best friends and favourite bands to see

What’s been happening recently?

Drift released our new song “Begin”, we played our launch show this weekend which was sold out, we’re writing new material and we’re looking forward to announcing more cool stuff soon!

Your latest single “Begin” is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

The biggest influence for “Begin” that was the sound I was looking for when writing the song was listening to 90s/00s emo bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, Mineral, MCR.

How did you go about writing “Begin”?

The main influence when writing the song came from a bunch of small events in my life that basically combined into one big idea of “moving on” and trying to be resilient and the importance of acknowledging when it’s appropriate to move on. I just got out of a relationship so I guess this song still applies to my life at the moment too with themes of “trying to let go” and “moving in without that person in your life”

Where and when did you record/produce/master and who did you work with?

We recorded “Begin” with Chris Peruch at the top of a local Wollongong record store Music Farmers. This was a match made in heaven as Chris loves the music that we are into and was super on board recreating and reimagining the shoegaze sound

What or who influenced the concept for the music video?

An online AI generator! We were looking for cool ideas and somehow “fairy and devil playing a game of chess” came up

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

We filmed the music video in a shared creative workspace in Bellambi with our good friends Josh Fogarty and Liam Jordan . 

Any upcoming shows?

We have an upcoming show with dust in Sydney on Friday at OAF, we also have some super special unannounced shows coming up soon too

Who are you listening to at the moment?

I’m currently really into Narrowhead’s new album ‘Moments Of Clarity’ , Sunami and Linkin Park’s ‘Hybrid theory’

What’s planned for the remainder of 2023?

We plan to play heaps more shows and put out more music!!

Favourite food and place to hangout?

That would have to be Mexican food, specifically Gringas Tacos located in Tarrawanna in gong. Super dope place to hang out and also it’s connected to a super yummy brewery “Reub Goldberg Brewing Machine”

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