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EP FOCUS year. Genevieve is the first word we ever learnt to spell. We’ll like this EP if we like... The Lumineers and Mumford-style folk. The EP mixes the upbeat folk trend with some almost Xavier Rudd tones, eg didgeridoo.
OUR MAN IN BERLIN Answered by: Haydn Mansell EP title: Is It Right? How many releases do you have now? Two. This EP and the Temaze/The Run Around split-single from early-2013. Was anything in particular inspiring you during the making? Yep, lots of things inspired me: my bandmates, my friends, my family, Radiohead, Massive Attack, The Wire, The Stone Roses, Jeff Buckley, Thom Yorke, and heaps more.
Milk at the moment. But my favourites change all the time. We’ll like this EP if we like... Not sure. I guess you’ll like it if you like it. I like Bob Dylan and we sound nothing like that. Our Man in Berlin play Alhambra Lounge on Thursday 5 June.
Pierce Brothers play Black Bear Lodge on Wednesday 4 June and Solbar, Maroochydore on Thursday 5 June.
PIERCE BROTHERS Answered by: Jack Pierce EP title: The Night Tree How many releases do you have now? We have two releases: Blind Boys Run and The Night Tree Was anything in particular inspiring you during the making? We really wanted to bring a lot of depth into the songs; particularly the song It’s My Fault. Working with Cam Trewin (producer) was awesome; we always went in with heaps of creativity in mind. What’s your favourite song on it? Genevieve. We wrote it for our beautiful sister last
What’s your favourite song on it? I’m really digging Spilt
Was anything in particular inspiring you during the making? I had a fair bit of stuff going on in my personal life at the time of writing these songs, so that definitely contributed. I find life in general always supplies enough inspiration.
JOSH RENNIE-HYNES Album title: February Where did the title of your new album come from? I had some pretty heavy stuff go down in February of last year. A lot of this album is written and/or inspired by those experiences, hence the name. How many releases do you have now? One mini-album, and this will be my first full-length. How long did it take to write/ record? I’m always writing, but I had the studio locked in with Shane Nicholson for about six months prior to going in. And the recording/production process took about five weeks. 32 • THE MUSIC • 4TH JUNE 2014
What’s your favourite song on it? Start It Again – it’s quite a dark, harrowing and sparse track, and is unlike most other songs that I’ve written. Will you do anything differently next time? Hmmmm. I’d definitely like to record with a full/live band next time I think. And I’d love to make an analogue record someday too! When and where is your launch/ next gig? 11 Jun, Black Bear Lodge with Phil Smith and Bree De Rome. Be there! Josh Rennie-Hynes plays Black Bear Lodge on Wednesday 11 June.
THE LOVE JUNKIES Answered by: Mitch McDonald EP Title? Flight Test How many releases do you have now? We have three now. Two EPs and an album. Was anything in particular inspiring you during the making? I guess working on it at home and the freedom you have being in that situation. There was no pressure, so there was heaps of room for experimentation. What’s your favourite song on it? I reckon Storm Troopers is my favourite. Another gem from Rob, and a bunch of fun to help create.
We’ll like this EP if we like... Ping pong, gouda, blowfish and pickled bird tongues... Grunge and shit. People have said it sounds indie so maybe people who like “indie” music. The Love Junkies play Black Bear Lodge on Thursday 12 June.
Published on Jun 3, 2014
Published on Jun 3, 2014
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