Elle Kress – Vocals, Synths
We are in Sydney, Australia!
There has been a renaissance in the last say, 3 years of great bands and song writing coming out of Sydney! We feel like the next couple of years is going to kickstart Sydney back to its former glory (at least we wish it will).
Our first ever album “More Than You Imagined” has been taking up 99% of our time, which will be out this year!
I Know Leopard, Froyo, Not a Boys Name, Tilda, Julia Jacklin, Dent May, Georgia June, Kira.
We recorded and produced the whole song in our home Studio with an array of gear we’ve collected over the years.
Thank you! Our influences are endless, but Electric Youth would be a big one, along with Luke Million, Touch Sensitive and Lana Del Rey.
Elle: It was a quick one. I had the chords already in my head along with the chorus hook and I just sat down on logic and smashed it out until all the bones were there. I laid down drums first, then chords and bass.
We have always loved Luke’s music and style, and one night we were at an “All The Colours” gig at Frankie’s pizza in Sydney. We bumped into another “Luke” from I Know Leopard and started having a chat about their new single Landmine and were loving what Luke Million did on their track. Then Luke (I Know Leopard) told us to contact him because he’s an absolute “hidden gem” of a producer/mixing engineer. We then messaged Luke Million and he took our album under his wing.
Please describe what it was like working with Luke and what took place during your time with Luke:
Nothing but great things to say about working with him! He is not only one of the nicest people ever, he is so talented and easy to work with. We basically handed him over our un-releasable songs and then… lets just say… Luke is the reason we believe magic exists.
What did you find most challenging and rewarding during the recording and production of ‘Heartbreaker’ ?
The biggest challenge was not being able to hear the full potential of the song due to our lack of production skills at that time. So its hard to remain with a song that you ultimately start to lose sight of, which is where we asked Michael Chow (Froyo) and Luke for help. The rewarding part is getting the song back after a fresh set of ears have taken it to that next level so that it is finally at a stage where we are so happy with it.
It was a very impulsive thing actually. Adin always dresses in cowboy themed shirts and we both love Wes Anderson and the idea just came to us to do a dead-pan-western-meets-Wes Anderson theme!
We filmed it at our house. We like to collect vintage furniture and stuff so it fit quite well. We got extra props from a Sydney Stylist friend of ours Brendan De La Hey, and Michael Chow (Froyo) did everything else – filming, directing, editing.
Spend time with our 3 big dogs, play basketball with a few of our muso friends, Elle roller skates, and Adin is an awesome illustrator.
Elle: I started playing violin and piano when I was 4, so I guess thats how it all started for me!
Adin: I got my first guitar on my 15th birthday, and taught myself because I was determined to be a decent guitar player because all my friends in high school were amazing musicians and I wanted to catch up.
We play with a full live band which is such an energetic vibe. You’ll also get lots of exclusive listens to a lot of the songs on the album!
A second Single, our album release, loads more live shows and photoshoots!
yes, Adin’s hair is real and it is 100% his own haha.
Superior Burger – its a 45min drive – and it is totally worth it