A few words with Loretta before they play Mini Vanfest this April

by the partae

Where are you currently based?

We’re all based in Sydney at the moment – a bit spread out across the city.

What’s been happening recently?

After spending the last two years locked inside, gigs getting cancelled etc. we’ve finally just been able to play our first east-coast Australian tour. A lot of the last few months has been us preparing for that whilst working on new music in between. Everything is starting to feel real again and it’s amazing to actually see a physical representation of our growth over the last few years.

You’re playing Mini-Vanfest on April 9 in Forbes, NSW, what do you most enjoy about playing festivals?

We’ve actually never played a festival before, this will be our first and we’re so pumped. Having been festival attendees before, it’s really exciting to be on the other side of that.

What do you have in store for this show?

We’ve put a set together of a lot of our released material as well as some unreleased music and we are just going to make it as explosive as it can be.

Who are you looking forward to seeing play at Mini-Vanfest?

I think we’re all pretty keen to see Holy Holy but we’re gonna try catch the lot of it cause its just such a sick little lineup! Cloe Terare was one of our supports in the first leg of our east-coast tour so we’re heaps keen to see her again and on a much bigger stage!

Please tell us about any new music that you have on the way:

We’ve been building a catalogue of some really great material over the last few months. There’s a plan in stone and we’re working on something really special. Unfortunately we’re not allowed to say when but you’ll know when it’s all going down.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

It’s really all over the place, but at the moment id say as a collective, we’ve been really inspired by a band from the states called MUNA, they write great songs and the production is just next level.

What do you like to do away from music?

We’re all pretty different when it comes to things like that – Ellis loves to surf; Nico is a big fan of photography and videography; & Max kind of just lives and breathes in music whether it’s listening or playing.

What else do you have planned for 2022?

Obviously the music plans are moving ahead but it’s likely we’ll be doing another tour towards the middle/end of the year. Thats all we can really make public right now.

Favourite food and place to hang out?

El Camino in Manly has a deal on Wednesdays where you can buy 20 chicken wings for 20c each as long as you buy a drink. It’s kind of become a ritual that every now and then we will head out there and demolish as many wings as we can while we drown in frozen margaritas.


@lorettatheband @ellishallofficial @vanfestofficial

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