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Self Talk

Self Talk are a Melbourne band doing amazing things. I knew I had to interview them. This is what Stacey and Amanda from the band had to say. They have a new EP out August 11th and are going on tour.

SELF TALK + BRIEF HABITS
AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE TOUR 2017
With special guests

SAT 12 AUG @ THE OLD BAR, MELBOURNE VIC 18+
FRI 18 AUG @ THE PHOENIX, CANBERRA ACT 18+
SAT 19 AUG @ THE RECORD CRATE, SYDNEY NSW 18+
FRI 25 AUG @ CROWN AND ANCHOR, ADELAIDE SA 18+
SAT 26 AUG @ THE MILK FACTORY, BRISBANE QLD 18+

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1. What was the inspiration behind the new EP and how was it structured?

Stace: The songs are kind of the next wave of Self Talk songs. We wrote them over a pretty long time, and they just felt like fit well together on the record. There’s a good mix of the loud, hooky stuff that we love, but also some more subtle moments, so it’s a good picture of where we are right now.

2. Are you happy the way it turned out and what do you hope people will get out of it?

Amanda: Definitely! It feels like a complete record. We want to be able to tell a story but also make music that people can have a good time to. We also love playing live so hopefully people get a sense of our energy at shows through the recordings.

3. How does a song normally come to you?

Stace: I’m trying to figure this out myself! I’m always jotting down lyrics that come to me, then pulling them out later and trying to get some guitar to fit. Or I might just play guitar and suddenly think of some words to go with it and go from there. It’s important for me that it’s a natural thing, if it’s too forced I don’t think the songs turn out that great!

4. What inspires you now when writing music from when you were starting out?

Stace: In terms of what I write about, nothing much has changed. I’m usually writing about my personal experiences, thoughts, feelings, with the exception of a few songs. I’m very much inspired by the music of my favourite artists, and the local artists I’m surrounded by – when I hear the amazing music that’s being released it really makes me want to write more songs.

5. What does having fans mean to you?

Amanda: I think it’s just about getting our music out there. It doesn’t matter how big or small the band is, or how long you’ve been playing for – the feeling you get when someone is enjoying or able to relate to your music is unlike anything. We feel really humbled when people come to shows!

6. What to you stands out being the highlight to date?

Amanda: Playing with bands like Luca Brasi has been a highlight, for sure. Nothing beats the feeling of playing to a packed, humming room full of people who love music just as much as you do.
Stace: Having Lost Boy Records put out our new EP on vinyl is a big highlight, too. It’s so nice to have someone take such an interest in what we’re creating.

7. Do you have moments where you just can’t write and need to take a break?

Stace: Yeah, definitely. Sometimes it doesn’t come as naturally as I’d like it to, so I have to walk away and come back to it. I don’t always like what I write when I force it.

8. What is your long term goal for your music and what do you hope 2017 will play a part in that?

Stace: I think we’d just like to do as much as we can with the band, keep putting out our best music and see where that takes us. We’ll definitely use the end of this year to start writing some new stuff and see what happens from there!

9. What is next for the band?

Amanda: We are heading off on tour to Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Canberra in August, off the back of our EP Launch in Melbourne on the 12th of August. We have a few gigs coming up later in the year, and then we plan to jump back in the studio and get some more recordings out.

I am digging this by Maya Killtron so I am gonna be interviewing her for the site

Cool song by this band, worth a listen

I adore Late July and think she is an amazing talent and this is an amazing song and this clip shows off how stunning she is.

I am a huge fan of Christie Lamb and have been supporting her for ages.  So this her stunning new video clip for her song Judgement Day. She rocks and is a superstar in country music

Natalie Pearson

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Natalie Pearson has been one of my favorite discoveries of this year. Incredibly talented country singer songwriter from Australia with a huge future ahead of her. She also drop dead gorgeous. She really is the complete package. She played a show in May at The Workers Club and before the gig we briefly chatted and this is what she had to say so please listen. To me she is a star and she has me as a fan and supporter for life now.

http://www.NatPearsonMusic.com

 

Abby Ramsay

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Ok social media has made it easier for me to get interviews with people. Some one finds me on Instagram or I some how follow them and this is the case with Abby Ramsay. I liked the look of what she was doing, so I sent her a message and a day later, we were chatting. It was a pleasure to interview Abby and find out what she is doing acting, modeling and her support for various causes. Abby is currently studying acting. This is what she had to say so please listen.

 

Olivia May

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I’ve known Olivia a while now and think she is a fantastic actor, an amazing singer songwriter. She is a jack of all trades to me. She is my site second beauty of the week. She is incredibly beautiful, so talented, she can act and sing. She is really hard working at all that she does. When I come to America in January, I hope to be hanging with her and her in my video I am gonna be making about my trip. She has an amazing tune out called Tonight and it’s a fantastic tune. It’s the perfect pop tune and the clip is amazing.

http://www.oliviamay.com/

I dig Electro music and all forms of it. This landed in my mailbox and this track by Desert Moons is smooth and just so damn good had to play it again and again. It’s out now so get behind it.

My man Yeo has a new song out with Oliver White and it’s a killer and he playing Yah Yah’s next Saturday July the 15th and I shall be there.

| THE SILENCIO |

GOLD COAST BASED ACOUSTIC ROCK OUTFIT RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM ‘ANATHEMA’

Gold Cost based Alternative band The Silencio have just announced the release of their debut album ‘ANATHEMA’.

‘ANATHEMA’ is a truly unique Acoustic Rock record that provides a breath of fresh air to the scene.

Skyler Day who last EP I adored has a new one coming out on August the 1st and I know it will be amazing.

Imogen Clark

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Alright so Imogen Clark is an amazing Australian singer songwriter doing amazing stuff in Australia. She is signed to the legendary Lost Highway Records. I thought it was about time I interviewed for the site and you know what, one of the best interviews I have done this year. She was just so plain lovely and nice over the phone. She gave some great answers and was a total sweetheart. With a new album out on the way, produced by Diesel. Yes that Diesel. If you haven’t discovered Imogen Clark now the time to do so. She is amazing.

http://www.imogenclark.com.au

I adore Earl she is one of my all time favorite singer songwriters and this is her new track. I can’t wait to hear the album know it will be amazing. Earl looks stunning in the clip too.

You can pre order the new album Tongue Tied here

Stand Atlantic

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Stand Atlantic are a Sydney band who have just signed to European label Rude Records. They will be releasing their new EP Sidewinder on September 15. This what Bonnie from the band had to say.

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1. What was the inspiration behind the new EP and how was it structured?
Not being afraid to get what you want out of life, being second best and making mistakes. We just wanted to write a good record. We were stuck in a weird place musically and didn’t know how to progress forward in the right way, so this EP was a huge rejuvenation for us as a band and even as people.

2. Are you happy the way it turned out and what do you hope people will get out of it?
We are super happy with this EP, the proudest we’ve been over anything we’ve ever written. We really explored the punkier side of pop punk in this record and hopefully it translates and people dig it.

3. How does a song normally come to you?
It’s honestly different every time! Sometimes a whole song will come about just from a simple guitar riff, or a verse/chorus idea I’ve written acoustically, other times Potter will have a full band instrumental demo written. I’m pretty sure we’ve written a song based solely off one word before… So there’s a lot of ways haha.

4. What inspires you now when writing music from when you were starting out?
Lyrically for me, Iooking back I used to write pretty much anything I wanted without thinking about how honest I was being. I’ve realised over time how helpful it can be not only for myself, but for other people listening, to let yourself be vulnerable. It’s so much cooler when you listen and connect to a piece of music feeling like the writer is being 100% honest. That’s the number one thing I check myself for when writing now.

5. How does it feel to be signed to Rude Records?
Surreal. It was a goal of ours to be able to release this EP on a label (however realistic it was or wasn’t haha) so to be in the hands of a label like Rude feels really cool, they are such a passionate team.

6. How does having fans mean to you?
It’s always so heart-warming when people let us know they like our music and show their support, so it means a lot!

7. What to you stands out being the highlight to date?
It’s a solid tie between finishing writing this EP and signing to Rude Records… Both things we are so proud of!

8. Do you have moments where you just can’t write and need to take a break?
Definitely. Writers block is a very real thing. I’ve found the only thing you can really do is step away and focus on something totally unrelated for a bit, then come back to it.

9. What is your long term goal for your music and what do you hope 2017 will play a part in that?
We love touring and writing songs, so chances are 2017 will play a big part in that for sure!

10. What is next for yourself?
We’re getting ready to release our EP ‘Sidewinder’ on September 15th this year, we have some cool things to come!