So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
We are Indigo And The Bear. Between the four of us, we play bass guitar, acoustic guitar, keys, vocals and violin. We’re answering these questions in a stunning display of collaborative penmanship.
Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
And a terribly clichéd answer. Hopefully like Indigo And The Bear! We are definitely influenced by artists like Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, and Fleet Foxes, but we have a unique sound. We like to think of it as gentle but big.
What do you love about making music?
Just that – the making bit. Building parts onto an idea and turning it into something amazing, the moment when we can look at each other and know we’ve nailed it. Then we get to share it, and that’s a real privilege.
What do you hate about the music industry?
Like any industry there is always competitiveness to contend with, but we find Melbourne a pretty friendly place to do what we do.
If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
Barb, our violinist, would like it to be Johnny Cash. Not because he’d necessarily dig the music, just because he’s Johnny Cash.
If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?
Assassination could be a bit harsh, but let’s say Justin Beiber just quietly disappeared…
What can a punter expect from your live show?
Stunning vocals, intricate instrumentation, and at least one beard.
What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
Our debut EP, Sorrow Down, available at our shows, or on our website.
When’s the gig and with who?
Three genres are joining forces this Australia Day eve – Indigo And The Bear, The Animators and a special stripped back set from Sietta at The Empress. $10 at the door, from 8pm.
Anything else to add?
Check out our website at indigoandthebear.com.au for demos, videos, gig details and unflattering photos.