by the partae
Where are you currently based?
We are currently based in Sydney! We both grew up in WA. We actually have lived together for the last 5 years!

How did you first start playing music?
We both grew up surrounded by music. Tom was in a few garage rock bands and Palassi made some pretty hectic hip hop.
That’s probably why our music is so strange.
What’s been happening recently and how has your Covid experience been?

We went back home to Perth for a month to see the family after a really long year stuck in Sydney! It was tough not being able to get into WA but we were lucky to have each other. Even though there were times when we wanted to rip each other’s heads off. We did write a heap of music though. Most of it was average but there’s definitely some gold in there!

Your new single ‘Mindless’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

I think during covid we were over thinking the music we were writing. Whether it was insensitive to what was going on in the world or just simply didn’t have a strong meaning. Mindless is a story about a guy we met during covid. He’s a breakdancer with a Peter Pan mentality and that’s what the song is about. Life’s not meant to be serious so have a bit of fun.

Where and when did you record/produce/master and who with?
We produced and recorded this is our garage studio in bronte. We came up with the instrumental first then had a writing session after a few wines on the couch. Our good friend Samuel Lloyd mixed it and Peter Holz mastered it!
How did you approach the recording process?
I think the fun of production was sapped out of us last year so we went back to basics. The reason we started Kayex was to make fun dance music that made people and us, happy. We attacked this song with that attitude!
What does Mindless mean to you?

Mindless to us is taking a leaf out of Darrio’s (street dancer) book. Not letting age dictate how much fun you can have. Live in the moment and just be mindless for a bit. Try it, it’s nice

I hear there is the possibility of an upcoming album?

We are sitting on a huge pile of music. So an album makes sense. We want to release something for us. Something we can look back on and be proud of. I think if we like it, then a lot of other people will dig it!

Who are you listening to at the moment?
Iv been listening to a lot of sam fender actually. I love his songwriting. Palassi just said he’s had SG Lewis’s album on repeat!
What do you like to do away from music?

We both surf so any chance we get we head down the coast hunting waves. I make a bit of furniture too and palassi sells red bulls sometimes.

What’s planned for 2021?

We want to get back on the road again and play some shows. Few festivals on the cards and I’d say we will do an Australian tour!

Favourite food and place to hangout?

We went to Una’s last night in Darlinghurst. Biggest snitty Iv ever seen. We both can’t walk properly today.

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