The Violet Whispers

by the partae
Where are you currently based?
Newtown, Sydney. The Best Place.

How did you first start playing music?
Well I started as a teenage heavy metal/punk guitarist. Thrash Metal, Nu Metal, Roadrunner, Fat Wreckords/Epitaph Records and not to mention Classic Rock of the 70s. Then I got into electronica/house and my tastes just go majorly diversified from there (Jazz, Soul, Funk, Electronica, Hip Hop, Kraurock, Noise, Drum and Bass etc).

Your new single ‘Roads In Paris is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
I wanted to do something that was layered & rich in its production but also functioned as my version of a fun rock and roll song. Influences would include from the Electronic/Hip Hop camp, Run THe Jewels & Four Tet, the rock & roll vibes are informed by both my love for Primal Scream & Isis (especially the end portion) and the round of the the vocal harmonies which are definitely influenced by Stax, Motown & even The Beach Boys.

Where and when did you record?
This was recorded last year at the The Brain Recording Studios ( in St Peters in Sydney. Great Studio check them out!

What’s planned for 2020?
Alot actually. In addition to this single. Preparing the release of the next single which will be a change of pace/sound for The Violet Whispers which I find exciting. Me and my engineer friend Angie Watson ( are finalising demos and rehearsing vocals for two newer songs at The Brain Recording Studios ( So definitely no foot on the brake pedal!

How have you been dealing with COVID19?
Luckily I have been busy on the music front. Also was lucky to still be employable which was really lucky considering the layoffs around the country. My friends and I really talked a lot through social media to get us through the insanity of it. But I also caught up on alot of TV Shows that i didn’t have time for before (Bojack Horseman, Fleabag, Killing Eve, Angels in America) and docos. So I did Ok during this period.

Who are you listening to at the moment?
I have been obsessed with the following:
Dj Garth – The Cisco System
Dj Garth – Revolutions in Sound
Yves Tumor – Heaven to a Tortured Mind
Fiona Apple – Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Arca – Kick 1
Fennesz – Venice
Fennesz – Agora
Fennesz – Black Sea

What do you like to do away from music?
I am an enthusiastic Yoga Practitioner, Hikes, Big Cinephile (Foreign, Cult, Comedy, Arthouse, Indie, Documentaries). Checking out Art Galleries, bars and Cafes with  friends. Also quite an enthusiastic podcast/comedy fan (which go hand in hand).

Favourite food and place to hangout?
I really love these places:
Definitely Fried anything (Fried Rice, Fried Chicken (Vegan) Burgers, Waffle Fries etc. All The fun stuff)

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