A song that made you want to make music?
I am not sure I can pinpoint an exact song. I just always knew it was something I wanted to do.
Best rider you have had?
We played an acoustic show in Sweden before our evening gig. Our rider included a gourmet meal prepared by a Chef, anything we wanted to drink as well as snacks AND a beautiful hotel room!
Craziest moment ?
There have been so many crazy moments – I think it depends on how this question is interpreted? ‘Craziest’ pinch me moment is a tie for when I was invited to the USA to showcase when I was 22… I ended up making it my home! The other is when the exact same thing happened almost 7 years later when I was asked to come to Stockholm to work on new material.
Most insane moment? On tour in Australia we ended up closing down the bar we’d played at and throwing machetes at the wall. The bar owner was totally fine with it haha.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
I try and make each word count when I am writing lyrics- which is so hard! I am a perfectionist in that way. The track ‘Without Me’ definitely has some of the most passionate lyrics I’ve written on a subject. Our last single, ‘Drag Me Down’, I wrote ‘Drag me down, let me drown, I have found I am lost to you’. That was a very powerful lyric to me. I was feeling particularly tormented and really wanted to convey that to whoever was listening.
Easiest song you wrote?
I was 11 or 12 and I had just started playing guitar. I wrote this super simple, fingerpicked chord progression- Am, C, G, D (of COURSE!! HAHAHA) and something like ‘Shadows leaving on broken wings, childhood imaginings, wistful dreams.” I made a whole song and went to a studio and recorded it with my Fender strat set to clean. I was so proud of that one! Haha. Looking back I am wondering what on earth my 12 year old self was thinking haha
Favourite song in your set?
Each song is a favourite but I LOVE playing ‘Destination Nowhere’ or ‘Surrender’. These two have so much movement to them, its easy to bang my head and get lost in the music.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Oooh! Well, Chris Wetterstrom from Defueld would be SICK (we might have something coming…) otherwise I would love to work with Davey Havok (AFI) or The Halo Effect. Dream come true.
Hardest thing about being a band?
People not taking what you do seriously. Like music is just some fun hobby that I do on weekends and not my sole purpose of being. 😉
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Jokes you have in the band?
Bad ones. Dad jokes are my specialty
Key to writing a song?
I think everyone is different. For me- honesty. My song writing has to be honest otherwise it feels forced and I don’t end up finishing what I am working on.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
I find myself constantly inspired whenever I work with other musicians. Everyone brings their own flavour to the table and it would be impossible to pick just one moment!
New band you’d recommend?
If you’re into Indie and love Joy Division, I would check out the Aussie band Girl and Girl. They are truly brilliant!
Opening for this band would be ideal?
I would LOVE to open for Metallica one day! Haha, or AC/DC.
Place you’d most like to tour?
I would love to tour through the whole USA. And I’d love to go back to Europe and hit the spots I didn’t get to last time.
Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Do what you love. Do it passionately.
Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?
It is a song about putting something back in its place – the depths of hell in this case haha. I wanted to keep it straight to the point.
See us live at?
Presently we don’t have any shows booked but we will most likely plan something in Los Angeles in October or November.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
I definitely think that musicians were able to focus on being musicians rather than worrying about also being marketing geniuses/content creators/influencers/viral stars etc. A lot of our focus is pulled away these days.
I would LOVE to have some Pop Vinyls! A fan made me one of myself and ever since I’ve thought that would be cool
Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?
I would love to do a soft, acoustic version of one of our heavier tracks ‘Surrender’. Make it super mournful.
What do your fans mean to you?
Without people who love the music, there isn’t really a point to keep going. They are everything!
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
I am very lucky in that respect- I had a nasty bump from headbutting a headstock but other than that I’ve been good.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Traffic. Absolutely traffic in LA! Haha.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality?
I would like to say Wolf… but I’m probably closer to an Otter.