1. Congratulations on the release of your debut album, When The Storms Would Come. Could you have imagined such a brilliant response?:

There was a time, not too long ago, when the idea of getting to support a band at a venue like the Zoo or the Northcote social club seemed both daunting and impossible – so it has come as somewhat of a surprise to now be at a point where we've been selling those venues out. It’s a great honour really.

2.You've just finished your second European tour, tell us a bit about that: 

It was a trip of great highs and a few lows – as all great trips are I suppose. Our drummer and bass player had all their luggage lost on the way over, so that meant we started things off with a mad panic to find replacement instruments and clothes for the guys. We also hired a van that was just a little bit too small for six men and their instruments.  With some long drives across the continent suffice to say we all know each other a bit better than we did before - in every sense. That said - we played some absolutely amazing shows, shows that we will always remember and treasure and some nights that make it all worthwhile. It’s like that.  Hours and hours or driving and waiting and queuing and wondering what the hell you’re doing and then, each night, 45 minutes of the most exhilarating feeling on earth.

3. Now with your A Heroine Australian tour starting on January 15th, are you looking forward to about playing to a home crowd?

It’s shaping up to be a nice little tour. We’re playing some great rooms many of which we haven’t played before. We also have some exciting supports in Canadians Franklin Electric (who are over here for Woodford) and Olympia from Melbourne. We're thinking about giving some new songs a run too.

4. Loving the new single, A Heroine, tell us a little about that: 

It’s the only track on the record in 6/8 timing. So it has a different feel to it. It’s wordy in the verses and was inspired by a BBC Melvin Brag podcast about ancient Chinese societies and about how history repeats itself again and again. The same tragedies and triumphs, the same human stories playing out again and again. Technology changes but we don’t so much.

5. Do you have any advice for teenagers wanting to get their start in the music industry?

Yes. I do. There’s so much to say and a lot of it depends on the situation….but here are a few things.

  • Work hard. It takes quite a lot of organising and planning to get a band to a stage where it’s a variable touring operation. Put the time in, ask questions and find mentors.
  • Build a good team. You want to work with people who are fun to work with and who contribute a lot to the project.
  • Respect the audience. If you’re making a show the golden rule is this: Would you want to go to that show? Is it on a Monday night in a difficult part of town with bands you don’t like? Don’t ask that of your fans and friends. Try and create shows that sell themselves. Shows that you’d want to go to.

 

HOLY HOLY ‘A HEROINE’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR

FRI 15 JAN | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SAT 16 JAN |THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE NSW
Tickets available from www.bigtix.com.au | 02 4968 3093

THU 21 JAN | THE ROSEMOUNT, PERTH WA
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FRI 22 JAN | FAT CONTROLLER, ADELAIDE SA
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FRI 29 JAN | CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE VIC
Tickets available from www.cornerhotel.com | 1300 724 867

SAT 30 JAN | THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE QLD
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