Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
Melbourne. I think it’s pretty notorious for its diversity. It’s a thriving scene and Victoria has great initiatives that support live music and the arts.
How did you first start playing music?
My parents bought me a Casio when I was, like, 5 and I started writing them songs.
What’s been happening recently?
I’m just wrapping up a mammoth national headline tour off the back of a national tour with Peking Duk. I’m looking forward to finishing up my debut album and reading books in sunny locations.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Tyler, Kaiit, Katy Perry, Kllo, Thelma Plum, PNAU and I’m smashing Silverchair’s Diorama on a daily basis atm
Who or what influences you sound and songwriting?
I’ve always been inspired by strong, iconic lead females like Cher, Grace Jones, Madonna, Celine, Aretha, Nina, Rihanna, Janet, etc. In terms of writing, I am really enjoying just making myself laugh. I’m a sucker for a pun or a dirty joke.
You’re playing Grapevine Gathering this November, what do you have in store for these run of shows?
I have some new tunes of the upcoming record that I’m road testing. I’m most excited about that.
How do you prepare for each live show?
These days I like to spend as much time alone as I can, blast my humidifier and do a long warm up and just relax. Right before we go on, my band and I do a shot of vodka and bounce around to strong tune before coming out. It’s usually Pnau’s Save Disco.
Why did you decide to play Grapevine Gathering and what are you most looking forward to?
They made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. I love wine … so I guess the wine? I’m sure the whole thing will be great.
What do you have planned for the remainder of 2019?
I’m mainly going to focus on my album.
Any secrets that you care to share?
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Los Hermanos in Melbourne do a mean taco and Good Times is lit.