60 Seconds With… Blanche Dubois

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60 Seconds With… Blanche Dubois


So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?

We’re called Blanche DuBois and I’m Adriana Begovich, the guitarist/vocalist.


Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

Our latest record Young Heart drew a lot of comparisons to Sarah Blasko’s earlier stuff. People have also always compared us to The Waifs – but I think that’s mainly because we’re sisters and we’re also from WA.


What do you love about making music?

We tend to write a lot about personal experiences, so it’s quite cathartic a lot of the time. I love that – it’s a good release and it’s always nice to write stuff people can relate to.


What do you hate about the music industry?

Overtly sexual top 40 female artists get my goat.

If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?

Jeff Buckley – because he was absolutely amazing, and I’d love a date. That is all.


If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?

I’m a lover, not a fighter – so I don’t feel I can answer this question! Although there are a few top 40 female artists who need some singing lessons…


What can a punter expect from your live show?

Whilst Blanche DuBois is just my sister and I, we’ll be playing with our live band at this show – so expect a bunch of lovely boys on keys, electric guitar, bass and drums playing songs from our latest record Young Heart as well as a few oldies and some embarrassing covers.


What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

Young Heart is our latest record – released Friday January 20 – it’s 12 songs about love, loss, life and stuff like that.


When’s the gig and with who?

Saturday February 11 at The Toff in Town – we’re playing with Melbourne’s Emmy Bryce and Sydney’s Jack Carty.

Anything else to add?

We hope to be back again in Melbourne for more shows soon – but people should come see us now in case we can’t afford it! The cost of domestic travel in this country is ridiculous!