We all grew up playing music together in various bands throughout our school years.Nathan: I feel like music was always a core interest for our friend group in high school.
After school, I went and lived in Manchester, UK for several years.
During this time I messed around for a while writing some ambient home recordings, but never really took it that seriously.Phillip: In the time after high school, several of us mucked about jamming and the occasional gig but nothing really stuck.
Nathan came back from the UK and I showed him some of the material I’d been writing, and to my surprise, he was really into it.
He was really keen to help me start getting the material recorded.Nathan: Yeah, I feel like Phil had lots of cool material I wanted to play around with, and I had the experience (albeit primitive at the time) to track and do basic mixes.
Everything kind of snowballed from there.
We picked up a good bit of momentum in the middle of 2021. The album was coming along nicely, and we were picking up shows at sick venues around Melbourne.
The fruits of our labor after playing together for so long were starting to finally pay off, as we were beginning to create a live sound and energy that was exciting to us.
Obviously COVID through a huge spanner into that, and we’ve been unable to perform or record, which has been a rather large kick in the nuts.
But as of late I’ve been huddled up in a dark room writing material for the next album.
The song is about a toxic previous relationship of Phils.
(looks at Phil) – you were always in bloody quarrel weren’t ya?
… Phil initially wrote the chorus and I finished the song off by writing about their relationship from my point of view.
The whole album has pretty much been recorded at Nathan’s house (Thank you modern technology and a sincere apology to all of his neighbors).It’s been a learning process for us but we’ve had amazing help from those around us. Our great friend Ollie Coupe Sando was there from the beginning, helping us mold the song into the best version possible.Our mixer John “Hooves” Clayton and masterer Jack the Bear (both legends in their field) also somehow managed to turn the muddled mess we gave them into one sexy banger, which we are eternally grateful for.
We initially tried a live recording, but it just ended up sounding shit and wasn’t what we were after. We found it very difficult to control guitar tones – so we scrapped it.
Now we’ve learned to get the drum track Schmick in a studio and then record everything individually. We do pretty much 100% of all other recordings in either Phils or my bedroom… athangyou 😉 .
One particular instance definitely springs to mind. It was a dive bar in the city, which I won’t name.The whole place just gave out the weirdest vibes, everybody was just strange and smelled awful. It was like that scene in the movie “Deliverance”, where Burt Reynolds stumbles into the massive inbred community.The band that organised the event must have gotten wise to the setting because they didn’t even show up. No word or warning, nothing.The owner was blind drunk the entire evening, slamming down lemon lime and bitters with vodka chasers. At one point, she storms the stage mid-set, rips the microphone out of Nathan’s hands and screams “WHICH ONE OF YOU FUCKERS STOLE MY COASTER?? THE ONE THAT SAYS BOSS ON IT?? NO ONE IS LEAVING THIS FUCKING PLACE UNTIL I FIND MY COASTER”
Then proceeds to throw the mic down and stumble off stage.
We later found her backstage, punching the wall and still screaming about her coaster. Lady had some demons alright, but it turned out to be one of the most fun gigs we ever played. There were like four people in the whole room, so we just got blind and took the absolute piss out of it.
I’m also glad we got out of there alive.
We like to get everything wired up, set up right, then just kick it and have a cupla bevs with everyone before the show. Best way to loosen up ya know?
As far as new music, Still Woozy’s latest album has been a shining light throughout the last few months of shit.
In my spare time, I try to hang out as much as possible with my partner and my mates.
We’re constantly planning dinners, weekend trips away, camping… all the good shit.I’m not much of a material man, but I will admit I do have a bit of a fascination with motorbikes and cars. Soz for the generic bloke answer.
Our third single “Saffron” is also just about ready, so we’re keen to release that in the next few months.
Then the full EP by the end of the year.
I love a good Ruby Murray or Japanese.
Tapas is up there for me too but there’s not many Spanish options around me.
Park hangouts for me are my favorite at the moment (literally all we’re allowed to do anyways).
Take a big Bluetooth speaker and an esky down with a few bevs (shhh).
Our close friend Madi also brings an absolute beast of a platter.
Get a little tipsy and end up throwing a frisbee around for a few hours. Top Banana.
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