What is your name and role within the band?
My name is Luke, and I provide some of the vocals and production in We Move Like Giants
Where are you currently based, and what is the music scene like there?
I am the only Giants member who is currently based in Melbourne (the rest are in Adelaide), and I’m lucky enough to be in what I think is Australia’s most exceptional music scene. There is no shortage of high-quality artists, venues, and events for live music here in Melbourne, it’s wonderful and very encouraged by the community.
How did We Move Like Giants form?
The four of us first worked together on a song titled ‘Minute’ that was a part of one of my solo EPs called ‘Beasts,’ we thoroughly enjoyed this process so decided to keep doing it. Paul and John sent some music they had over to myself and Kultar to just mess around on and see if it stirred up anything, then the floodgates kind of opened and we kept making tracks that we really loved. We decided we should turn it into a band project and We Move Like Giants was born.
What’s been happening recently?
We have just launched the group with the first single Devilry and have our debut live show taking place in Adelaide on June 29th. After this, we’ll be releasing a few more singles in the lead-up to the first EP with more shows around the country on the way as well.
Your new track ‘Devilry’ has just been released, what influenced the sound and songwriting for this track?
The main idea for the track musically was something Paul and John had already formed; it was somewhat different to most of the other stuff they had, it was a little wacky but very hard-hitting and unique. We decided it had sort of a sinister yet playful vibe, and that led to writing lyrics with the idea of a devil character in mind.
How did you go about writing Devilry?
As with all of the Giants stuff so far it has been a very collaborative process of each band member submitting various ideas that are then refined as a group. The Giants writing process is based around the ethos of anything is allowed on the table to be tried, and only the stuff that really excites us makes the final cut.
Where and when did you record?
For the most part, this was recorded at Paul’s home studio with little bits and pieces at other member’s home studios. As for when there isn’t really a particular time, these tracks have been toiled over during the past year and a bit.
Where can we listen/buy Devilry?
Every online platform that services music, in particular, the big ones like Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and Youtube. Or, feel free to pop over for a drink, I’ll happily play you the song.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2019?
More new music, more shows and a general expansion of the We Move Like Giants world, we’re working to form a little community of people who enjoy a mish-mash of genres and music that can be unpredictable.
What do you like to do away from music?
If the We Move Like Giants group chat is anything to go by it’s pretty much always music related stuff or some hefty .gif sending. Tequila often also makes an appearance.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
All of us are really vibing on the new Tyler, The Creator and Little Simz records, two amazing releases.
Any secrets that you care to share?
Like personal secrets? I feel like every other We Move Like Giants member is jealous of how attractive John is.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
In Melbourne, you’ll find the best food at Smith & Daughters, in Adelaide you’ll have a wonderful evening at the Grace Emily Hotel. I’d bring a book for the trek between the two.