Ten bands everyone should know about:
Bahamas, Local Natives, Celadore, Motor Ace, Daughter, Windsor Thieves, Brazos, Old Crow Medicine Show, Seabellies, Art of Fighting.
Nine food items that you need to make a kickarse dinner party:
Start with…olives, blue cheese and figs
Progress to…chilli, mussels, sourdough
End with…chocolate, berries and cream
Eight possessions that define you:
Illex Kinni Boots, Black Jeans, MacBook Pro, Canon 7D, Fender Telecaster Thinline, Vox AC30, Nord piano, Vintage Shirt.
Seven favourite movies/TV shows that go on your mixtape:
The Beach, Fresh Meat, New Girl, Michael Jordan – Come Fly With Me, The Mighty Boosh, Amelie, Homeland.
Six bad habits you can’t escape:
Instagram, sour worms, nail biting, procrastinating, double checking that I’ve locked the doors and coffee.
Five people who inspire you:
People who take risks to do what they love, Hayden & Jas – Ravens Creek Farm, Rach & Joel –Frank & Dolly’s Store, Bob Dylan, Joel Houston, Leif Podhajsky.
Four things that turn you on:
Long Hair. Beautiful Lips. The Beach. Wine.
Three goals for your music:
Reschedule a national tour (last one was sadly cancelled), record a full length album by 2014, and longevity! This is what we do, what we love and what makes us happy!
Two live gigs you’ll never forget and why:
Motor Ace @ The Lyric in Geelong early 2000s. When they played Siamese something happened in the room and suddenly everyone became best pals, everyone one was singing their guts out and there were high fives being thrown all over the place, maybe even a few man hugs.
Local Natives @ Laneway Melbourne 2011. I remember watching this with my cousin Sarah, we had been sitting on the grass chatting and waiting making sure we didn’t lose our prime viewing position. They came on stage and from memory they opened with Wide Eyes as soon as three part harmonies kicked in followed by the infectious drum rhythm we looked at each other and knew we were in for something special.
One day left before the apocalypse and you…
Start packing up.
When’s the gig/release?
We are having a benefit show, due to a tragic house fire, where Joel and Rachel lost their home, belongings and music studio. The benefit show will feature performances by an outstanding group of acts, all of whom were touched by this tragedy. This list includes Clare Bowditch, Mark Lang from Skipping Girl Vinegar, The Darjeelings, Celadore and Luke Legs. It’s on at The Workers Club on Friday January 25, 10pm, $8. Our new EP Lake can be purchased at all good music stores around the country, on iTunes and our website.