How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
Usually the music to our songs is written first, and as the guys are playing together during a rehearsal session a melody + lyrics will pop into my mind. My lyrics and melodies are always written simultaneously.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
I don’t really have a most important thing. We don’t check boxes or tick off a list when we write. We just know that when we are playing the song, and we are all getting into the moment that we have something good. And then, we ask “how can we make it even better?”.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
In our EP ‘I Am Getting By’ (out 19/10), the lyrics are somewhat more specific than what I have previously written. They are less coded, and anyone who knows me well will be able to match the lyrics to what has happened in my life recently. Strangers don’t bother me, but people who are closer to me getting an insight to my true feelings sometimes makes me nervous!
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
I don’t have a favourite or one that is more meaningful than others. In each song I have lyrics that I am proud of. One of my favourites is definitely ‘wondering how to break the noose.’ It works as a double meaning, ‘noose’ being interchangeable for ‘news’, and ‘noose’ representing faith.
What inspired “Track 1029“?
‘1029’ was written after having a pretty shitty night, over-thinking a situation in my head. When you don’t want to deal with the situation, but just wanting to dwell on it as a strange way of coping.
‘Strain’ was really as simple as having a toxic person in my life, and wanting them gone. At the stage of writing this song, they were finally gone and it was just a huge relief – though I was still letting go of some anger.
Do you remember the day you wrote “Peacemaker”?
We were writing the song in the garage. Our guitarist at the time Dan Sunday was looping the starting riff, which is when I came up with the intro lyrics and melody.
What are your plans for these last months of 2018?
Of course the rest of the release for our EP, as well as a show supporting our mates in Stuck Out at the Cherry Bar, Melbourne on the 26th October. We have something else that hasn’t been announced yet, but we are very excited!
To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your EP “I Am Getting By”: Emotional.
- The best show you ever played: Supporting Slowly Slowly @The Corner Hotel.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Easy access to water and a comfy ass couch.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2007.
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: “Turn It Off” – Paramore.
- Last question is “unusual”, we want to know your best relationship advice: Don’t be a dick!