Q&A: Osh10

Get the latest from Beat

Q&A: Osh10


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

I play solo under the alias osh10. I always play with a laptop, keys and my voice, sometimes I like to throw turntables, music boxes and glockenspiels into the mix, if I’m feeling daring I add other players on various instruments.


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

I get compared to the ladies of electronic music that I have massive lady crushes on like Beth Gibbons, Bjork, Alison Goldfrapp, Roisin Murphy and Lou Rhodes. Perhaps if you took bits and pieces of their sound and mixed it up with some Fourtet and Beck, then I’d like to think your getting close to osh10’s output.


What do you love about making music?

The sweet freedom that comes with being able to use whatever sounds take your fancy and mix them with whatever thoughts are running through your head to a create a song that makes you feel fulfilled, safe in the knowledge that someone, somewhere will appreciate that you took the time to do so.


What do you hate about the music industry?

I really get dismayed at musicians who are so caught up in their own self promotion that they forget that other people could do with some support too. In that spirit- check out local electronic lass By Elly, she’s lovely!


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

When I was about five years old I got to go on stage and show Humphrey B Bear how to do star jumps, so I guess you could say I’ve already ticked that one of my list.


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

I don’t think I could, even absolutely tragic music makes me happy.

What can a punter expect from your live show?

Something different every time. I often play solo, other times as a duo, sometimes with a full rhythm section or string players. You just never quite know and quite frankly sometimes neither do I.


What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

I released my second album One Hundred to the Ground earlier this year and I’m in the process of releasing a remix album called Heart:Disambiguate that includes remixes by Soup from Editor/Miso, Buffer Stroker, Dave Webber, Anders Bach from Denmark and myself. They’re both up for grabs on iTunes or at my gigs!


When’s the gig and with who?

It’s on Tuesday December 13 at Off the Kerb Gallery in Collingwood (spitting distance from the Tote) at a very civilised hour of 7.30pm and it’s osh10 solo but in cinematic mode. Lot’s of down tempo, trip-hop tunes to wind down to and I’m busy editing together accompanying footage so you don’t have to look at me all the time – it makes me nervous.