Where are you currently based?
Kalindy and I both live in Preston in Melbourne! Right in between the markets and Northland.
What’s been happening recently?
You’ve recently released a remix of your single ‘You Don’t Know What You Have Until You’ve Had Enough’ what influenced the sound and songwriting for this track?
Kalindy woke up singing the chorus in the middle of the night one night, and had to make it a song. We released it on a split 7″ with Zig Zag and I reckon just even that arrangement influenced how it sounds. The song had started off completely differently, then when we knew it would be being released alongside theirs we changed it and it was for the better! The theme of the song kind of stayed the same, though – it’s about how shitty people can be, just in general public interactions like shopping centres. It was written before the COVID-19 crisis, too, so that stuff is next level now.
Where and when did you record/produce/master and who did you work with?
We’re lucky that we can record at home – not having a drum kit helps with that. I engineer all of Hearts and Rockets’ recordings, but we always get someone else to mix and master them. For this single, Matt Chow mixed and mastered it, as he was doing Zig Zag’s single and knows our band really well. He’s done live sound for us countless times, including our first show ever! We’re really happy with the end result, and he even went ahead and recorded some live drums for the mix which sound amazing. Matt plays in Shepparton Airplane and Tankerville, two great Melbourne bands.
Please tell is about how the track came to be remixed and the process that took place:
It actually just came from a throwaway comment on a Facebook thread – I suggested that people could get the stems from us and make a remix if they wanted to, and a bunch of people said they were keen to do so. We ended up with 4 being finished and sent to us so we thought it was a good opportunity to do an EP. Each artist did their own remix and aded their own sound, and Mino Peric mastered the EP for us.Is the result what you originally expected?
The launch at BMF was cancelled but you launched online, how was this experience?
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I can’t get enough of Primo!’s track Comedy Show, and Mystery Guest’s album Octagon City rules. Kalindy’s still stuck into her faves Siouxsie and the Banshees and disco! She’s big into Betty Davis Eyes at the moment.
I run the label that we release music on, Psychic Hysteria, am a freelance publicist, booker and photographer, and work part time and broadcast at a community radio station so that’s most of my time done. Kalindy is a freelance illustrator, designer and photographer. Aside from that, we both like riding bikes, gardening and cooking.
What’s planned for 2020, any new music on the way?
We do have new music coming! We’re about to announce the launch for our next single, which will be happening June 20 as part of an online music festival that’s yet to be announced… The song is called Milk Bar and will also have a video clip.
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