Where are you currently based?
We are based out of Melbourne’s west and playing shows in an around Melbourne
How did the band form?
The band came together after Jordan and Nathan wrapped up with a band after about 3 years of playing around Melbourne. The boys were keen to keep writing and playing and reached out. We first crossed paths at a battle of the bands where I performed with a band I was with in high school. We began jamming and tried a couple of different drummers until I floated the idea with Sam, who was a friend of mine from uni, about joining and he was beyond keen.
What’s been happening recently?
We most recently played a show with our mates in Future Static before they Jetsetted over to Europe. We have also been in and out of the studio with our producer Chris Lalic (Windwaker) writing and recording.
Your latest single ‘Wreck-less’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
So this was a track that we worked on alongside our last single ‘The Inbetween’. We had previously written some heavier, darker tunes with big riffs and cool synth elements and we wanted to explore and expand on that further. We experimented a little more with electronic tones and came up with some really fun, energetic songs that get your head bopping. Jordan and Nathan were heavily inspired by the League of Legends soundtracks and their goal was to write the next theme for League of Legends Worlds.
How did this track come about?
The same way we have written most of our tunes, but just experimenting. The writing process for this and ‘The Inbetween’ had been our first time working with Lalic and we went into the process bright eyed and ready to try something new. We picked a couple inspo songs that we liked the sounds of as well as what we had all been listening to recently. From there we started playing around with chords and synths, messing with a whole heap of different sounds and combos until we find something we like. I (Mac) spend most of my time humming along, coming up with melodies that Lalic and I will throw back and forth until we are happy with something.
From here I separate from the group and write the lyrics. For ‘Wreck-less’ I wanted to try something different than my usual style and I decided to pick a topic and use buzz words relating to it to come up with the lyric structure. A little technique I picked up in one of my songwriting classes at uni.
What does Wreck-less mean to you?
‘Wreck-less’ is all about self-actualisation and finding yourself in spite of any outside influences. It talks about wanting to be everything or try to be everything but still remaining true to yourself.
Where and when did you record/produce/master and who did you work with?
We worked with Chris Lalic on this tune, who did all of the drum production. He really got what we were trying to achieve and the different direction we were trying to take, capturing our vision. Sam worked with Chris Blancato to get the drums sounding amazing. The last piece of the puzzle was the music video and Colin Jeffs (Ten of Swords Media) made a banger of a clip for us. There were a whole heap of people behind the scenes that helped our video to come to life, so shout out to Bridget (Alt Affect) and Lauren (Makeup artist) who helped us look our hottest on camera.
How did you approach the recording process?
We hadn’t worked with Chris before and this was the first song that we ended up working on and wrapping up. We worked with different people for our previous releases and didn’t really know what to expect. Chris really had a great approach to helping build the foundations of the track and the rest of it just fell into place.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
There is so much amazing stuff around at the moment, especially in and around Melbourne. I’ve been listening to The Motion Below and The Last Martyr. We played some shows with Nth Rd last year and their latest is awesome. I’m also super keen for Bring Me The Horizon’s upcoming release later this year.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2023?
We have a show coming up with RinRin (WA) and some other amazing bands in November at Stay Gold. Hit us up on socials and let us know if you’re planning to come down and hang out. Outside of that, we are keen to get to as many gigs as possible and enjoy the summer weather!
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Nothing beats chips and gravy from the local charcoal chicken shop and my favourite place to hang out would be at home on the couch with my dog, Jack and a good book.