Inferiority Complex

by the partae
Where are you currently based?
El – We are all currently based in and around Melbourne in Victoria.
How did you first start playing music?
El – I’ve always been playing music and singing. There would always be music in the house, my dad was in many bands and did a few tours around the UK. Having grown up around so much music, singing naturally came first and I remember playing my grandad’s old Casio keyboard when I was really young. I believed I was a world class pianist, when in fact I was just smashing the keys… I bet it sounded SO good! 
What’s been happening recently?
El – Recently we’ve been in the studio to record some new songs to follow up ‘Till Death Do Us Part.’  We’re so excited for everyone to hear them!  Once recording was done we jumped straight into rehearsals to get prepared to play the new songs live.
Your latest single ‘Till Death Do Us Part’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
El – The way our latest single ‘Till Death Do Us Part’ came about was a very enjoyable process. The guys had already had the instrumental ready and waiting, the first time I’d heard it I wasn’t even in the band officially. They handed me the song and said “have fun”. So the biggest thing that influenced the sound was perhaps the songwriting process itself, and the length of time that it took.
How did you go about writing this single?
El – I came up with the concept of this single in an almost ritual type way. ( I love me some universal entities) I lit some candles, saged and asked whoever/whatever was around to allow me to tell their story. From that came the concept of a married couple in a rocky relationship of infidelity and lies, the woman decides to end the suffering she feels and makes a deal with the devil and some dark forces to get revenge. Instrumentally, the others spent a long time refining the song. Changing and honing in on each miniscule part including background arrangements until everything assisted with the prosody of the piece.
Where and when did you record/produce/master and who did you work with?
Joseph – The track was produced by Callan Orr (Dream On Dreamer)  Production initially began at his studio in Melbourne CBD back in early 2021. Due to some line-up changes throughout that year, we re-recorded vocals with Darcy Handley (Terra) in the middle of this year!
How did you approach the recording process?
Joseph – We always approach the recording process the same way, which is to have fully realised demo tracks going in.  It means that we can record with any combination of ‘scratch tracks’ that we want. It also allows the producer to understand our vision and expand upon it from there, particularly when it comes to synth tones and orchestrations.  This allows us to maximise our studio time as composition is already complete and we can focus on capturing the best performances.  That being said we definitely still allow some room for spontaneous creativity as well!
What does this single mean to you?
El – The single means something different to everyone in the band. To me it’s new beginnings, not only by way of it being the first song I wrote with Inferiority Complex, but also new beginnings after hard and testing times. It’s about coming out at the other end strong and powerful.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
El – At the moment, I’ve really been enjoying some jazz. I only really listen to music when I need a bit of a brain break, so I chuck on some Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald (her scatting itches my brain very nicely)
What do you like to do away from music?
El – When I’m not doing music and gigging (WHICH I LOVE!) I’m impulse-spending and having many good nights out with great humans! Chuck in a little crying and hair dye and that’s my life!
What’s planned for the remainder of 2022 going into 2023?
El – Heading into 2023 we have so much in store, from new merch to new music and everything in between! Gotta keep you guessing though, can’t spill too many secrets!  But we can assure you it’s going to be fantastic and we can’t wait to share it!
Favourite food and place to hangout?

Joseph –If we had to pick one food that epitomized our band, it would probably have to be pizza. Mostly because that’s what we tend to eat together before a gig.  As for hanging out, the concerts and gigs of other great bands!


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