How did the band come to be?
Hey Black Serpent, being as it is my solo project I suppose it is sorta easy.
I started playing guitar in Australia many years ago. My parents had house parties, the old school type of house party where people were actually at your house ;) Dad had his band of people who would come in and play in our lounge and everyone would go nuts and dance and scream and get super drunk and have a blast. That is where my love for music started :)
Do you have any releases coming up in the new year?
I just released another solo album “Things To Be’ last year and will be doing videos for the next singles from that. As far as new releases go I have another band Under The Tongue and we have just released our new single ‘Waterfall’ on June the 5th and will be releasing a new song and video every 6-7 weeks for the next 12 months.
What is something you want listeners to take away from your music?
I want to people to know that life is not a dress rehearsal. Go for it, live it, love i,t feel everything there is to be felt. You are awesome, go for it. That is what I want people to take away.
With everything that is going on in our world what is one cause or organization that you are passionate about?
I have always been passionate about the environment, I would love people to be responsible with their choices and be aware what they buy and what they eat. That is where it starts for me, with your purchase.Saying that we need Governments to be responsible of course and stop seeing money as the end goal. I could go on but will keep that short ;)
What is your writing process like?
It is different every time. I used to write everything on acoustic guitar and just play around til I got a cool melody. Nowadays it can be anything from a beat or a quote that I like or just a groove that feels good and I put that down and sing over it. Lately I have been writing heaps of lyrics which hasn’t happened for ages so that is another way that it begins. Let’s see what that brings.
To follow up with the last question, what inspires your sound?
Sound for me is everything. Beats, guitar sounds, trippy vocal sounds is what I like.I like juxtaposition in my songs, the use of a sweet melody over a dirty guitar or drum sound inspires me…..definitely. I live in Berlin so whether I like it or not I suppose I am inspired by what is going on around me.
Any tours coming up soon?
All the gigs have pretty much been cancelled for this year because of the virus but we are looking at touring Mexico, Sth America and Europe next year.
Anything you would like to tell our readers?
Get inspired, do what you love even if it is for a few hours every week, live like a crazy person and stay awesome.