What do you dislike about making music and what do you love about it?
There’s nothing that makes me happier than being on a stage and making noise with my best friends. I disliked receiving letters from the tax office threatening us with imprisonment and a fine upwards of $30,000. That was pretty shit. We didn’t realise that as a “business” we had to lodge tax returns each year. We’ve never made a cent from our music, so after sorting everything out with a tax agent we discovered we can actually claim money back from our losses. Ha! Joke’s on you, government!
What goes on in your head when you’re on stage?
Usually my muscle memory kicks in and my thoughts just go for a wander.
Usually to the happier corners of my mind, even if I’m singing about the
things that lurk in those darker parts. I can’t help but feel good on a
What do you get most obsessive about when you’re making music?
Everything. From the songs themselves, to the colour-coded spreadsheets I
draw up for release plans, to curating this playlist.
Who is your dream collaboration?
I regularly fantasise about PJ Harvey playing violin with us.
Who’s a local talent more people should know about?
Who isn’t! The Nah, Moaning Lisa, Okin Osan, Yeevs, Beast & Flood,
Elizabeth Hughes and E for Echo all come to mind.
What’s a quote that made you do something?
“Acknowledge before you play” – There was a Facebook post that was quite
widely shared by local musos couple of years ago, where a young Indigenous
woman wrote about a really awful experience she had at a gig. She spoke
about how something as simple as an Acknowledgement of Country would have made her feel more welcome in that space.
What record do you think you’ve listened to the most times in your
Screamfeeder – Take You Apart.
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