My dad is a musician so I pretty much grew up around it from the day of my birth. ever since I could hold a guitar or drum sticks I’ve been playing music.
Recently we’ve just finished recording an EP full of the best songs we’ve written so far in our lives.
The origin and evolution of Jawline was definitely pretty arduous. I had the idea for my guitar riff in that song for a long time, and ended up writing three different songs using it before I finally fit it into something I was happy with. I recorded a demo for each one of the ideas and every time I wasn’t satisfied with the result. None of them seemed to fit with the rest of the songs on our EP, and they weren’t really ‘single’ kind of songs. I guess the intention behind it was to write a pop song that we could use as a single, but also not overly conform to typical pop song conventions. Basically I just wanted to write a song that could come on in a playlist and grab someone’s attention, even if it’s just merely out of curiosity.
We recorded the drums with Jon Grace at Homesurgery Studios, and then recorded all the guitars, keys, and vocals at my place. The mixing for Jawline was also done by Jon.
Homesurgery has heaps of awesome recording gear and mics that we had the pleasure of using for the drum tracks. In terms of the guitars we just recorded straight into my mac with a couple of mics. I always use logic pro to record/produce, its got a lot of good software instruments and synths that serve as starting points for
sound design. Usually I’ll take a preset and morph it into an interesting sound that serves as the underlying tone of the song we’re working on.
The most challenging thing was definitely the equipment we had to work with. It was a very low budget production and every singly shoot there was some kind of technical problem we had to overcome at the last second. Whether it be the camera fucking up or the lights or smoke machines not working at the crucial moment. The most rewarding thing was being able to end with a finished product that we are really happy with despite all of those obstacles.
The new album by Bon Iver is the last thing I listened to.
I don’t do anything away from music, I’m involved in it all day every day in some capacity.
We’re playing a single launch show on November 15th at the Grace Darling Hotel which will pretty much see out the year for us. Going into 2020 we’ll have a new single out around Feb, and then our debut EP is set later in the year.
Favourite food is fear.