Where are you currently based?
We’re currently based in sunny Brisbane and suspicious of anyone that bails to arguably better interstate music scenes, so it’ll probably stay that way for now.
I’ll be honest, I was only 50% interested in being in another guitar-based rock band and only went along for a jam but it was so good right from the start, it was love at first strum.
I think that’s pretty obvious, haha. One thing that we’ve been conscious of is making the tunes swing and not being too heavy or plodding. That’s fine but there’s enough of that round at the moment. We want booty-shakin’ toe-tappers in our set.
Everyone has a stockpile of riffs laying around, so it’s just a case of bringing them to rehearsals and seeing what works. Sometimes things get re-worked a lot, change key, tempo etc. The opening riff for Coup de Grace was something I’ve had for years but that chorus was worked out on the spot by everyone and took about 10 minutes to come together.
We recorded with Brock Weston at Bedlam Studios and got it mastered at Truth Studios.
I can’t comment on the recording set-up. I should’ve paid more attention but I trusted Brock knew what he was doing and just focused on the guitar-playing. That was a Les Paul through the house amp. I’m not really a gear/tech guy; as long as it sounded good and had the energy, that’s my main concern.
It wasn’t really that challenging because we were well-rehearsed and knew what we were doing heading in. I’d had a good idea of what I wanted for the guitars so I just went and did it. Reward-wise, hearing the songs without playing them was great and listening back to all the guitar ideas come together. But I think hearing the harmony vocals getting layered up was really great to hear as I’ve never been in a band that did anything like that before.
Worry that I’m not doing enough music.
Got a couple of gigs lined up, release of the EP and a clip and already talking about going back to record. We’ve got a few new songs in the set ready to go, so always moving forward.
Favourite place to hang out is Junk Bar! Such a wonderful atmosphere, great staff, amazing drinks. Just an overall cool vibe. It’s a shame that we’re probably a bit loud for it but maybe we could re-arrange the set to something a bit more acoustic and stripped-back.