Josh Kroehn

by the partae
Adelaide's JOSH KROEHN makes his mark with the revealing new single, 'NEVER FOUND'

Where are you currently based?

I’m based in my hometown of Adelaide.

How did you first start playing music?

I got into music at a very young age thanks to my parents record collection that I was able to explore. I started playing guitar at age 9 and haven’t put it down since.

What’s been happening recently?

I think like most people just adjusting to this new way of life we all find ourselves in with these crazy times. 

Your new single ‘Never Found’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting for this track?

I’ve always enjoyed the sound of nylon string classical guitars coupled with open tunings, mainly due to being a huge fan of Nick Drake and Sun Kil Moon. A lot of my songs come about through experimenting with different guitar tunings and are built around riffs rather than chord progressions.

How did you go about writing Never Found?

I like the music to speak for itself first and foremost, and then I will write lyrics accordingly. The subject matter will reflect how the music makes me feel or what it makes me think of.

Where and when did you record?

It was recorded earlier this year at Island Studios here in Adelaide, just before the pandemic related restrictions kicked off. 

How did you approach the recording process?

It was a stripped back approach, just a mic’d up nylon string guitar and my voice.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

I’m listening to a lot of different stuff at the moment. For more recent releases I’ve been listening to ‘Punisher’ from Phoebe Bridgers as well as the new singles from Keaton Henson and A Blaze Of Feather. I’ve also been revisiting the fusion albums from Miles Davis (particularly ‘Bitches Brew’ and ‘Get Up With It’) which are old favourites, as well as heavier music from bands like Deafheaven and Rolo Tomassi. 

What do you like to do away from music?

When I’m not listening to or playing music I like to ride my motorcycle, work out at the park, walk my dog and watch Football (Soccer), Moto GP and Formula One. 

Please tell us music that you on the way:

I’m currently putting the finishing touches on my debut album, with the release date to be announced soon. It will feature ‘Never Found’ and there will be another single in the lead up.

What’s planned for 2020?

Continuing to appreciate how lucky I am to live in Australia and being grateful for everything I have, as well as releasing this debut album.

Favourite food and place to hangout?

I don’t really have any particular favourite food really, I just value good quality whole foods that give me the nutrition to be at my best. Favourite place to hangout is tough, we have so many cool places here in Adelaide, I frequent lots of cool coffee joints like Oar, La Crema, Please Say Please and the Loose Caboose who have all kept me caffeinated over the years. In terms of nightlife you can’t go past the Wheaty, the Gilbert Street Hotel and all the bars on Peel Street.

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