Dianas are Nathalie Pavlovic & Caitlin Moloney on guitars and singing things, with John Lekias (Doctopus) recently joining the lineup on drums.
Dianas are Nathalie, Caitlin and Ashley. United in 2012 the trio have been cultivating their unique brand of dark and dreamy, DIY-pop sounds outta Perth ever since.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Our sound has developed quite a bit just through playing together and getting better at our instruments. Certain things like the lack of hi-hats and lots of toms in the drumming have arisen simply out of necessity; we didn't actually own any hi-hats in the beginning and now we've become attached to Ashley's jungle woman drumming style. The double vocals probably have as much to do with taste as with neither of us wanting to be a lead singer, and the melodic, intertwining guitar and bass lines from neither of us being a "real" bass player. Pretty much we just do whatever we think sounds good and are hopefully evolving musically with each thing we do...
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Red wine and seeing awesome bands play from Perth and elsewhere.
What can punters expect from a Dianas live show?
Drums like a runaway train, awkward banter and instrument swapping that doesn't quite go smoothly.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
"Easy on the ride" - Chris Wright, local sound engineer and drummer.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
The Saints 'Stranded'. Beaches 'Send Them Away'.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Rowland S. Howard 'Shut Me Down'.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Kylie Minogue 'I Should Be So Lucky'. Flower Drums 'Birthday Girl'
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Tell us about the bands or people in the Perth music community that inspire you.
Two new favourite Perth bands are Kitchen People and The Pissedcolas who have been playing a fair few shows together alongside more established acts such Laurel Fixation, Shit Narnia, Aborted Tortoise and Catbrush. They seem to have developed a special (non-exclusive) kind of scene on their own. I think the most outstanding common thread between these bands is their emotionally earnest approach of writing and playing. The Perth music community is pretty inspiring in general :)
What are your plans for Dianas in 2014?
Write some new songs and record an album. Pretty classic band things. Hopefully play some shows in other cities!View Profile Hide Interview
Unearthed in 2015
30 Nov 2014