18 // Western Sydney // Telling stories and serving you my heart on a platter.
Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, flowerkid!
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your music?
I like to describe my music as my own personal diary. I sift through the inner feelings that i'm not able to describe and I filter that out into flowerkid. I develop this through listening to my inner voice and thoughts - I ask myself 'If this moment or feeling were in a film, what would it's soundtrack sound like?' I then shape my ideas around that.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Challenging myself with new experiences and visiting new places. Because with this comes new feelings, new memories, and new knowledge that could last a lifetime. With these things, I then am able to put myself into another perspective and/or time, and make my soundtrack.
What can punters expect from a flowerkid live show?
A completely surreal experience. I want my audience to feel like they are floating. I am always doing research into my audiences and finding the elements that make them feel!
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
My beautiful Mum told me, 'the positive energy you put into your world, is the energy you will receive back in times you need it.'
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
'Seaweed' by Hockey Dad.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
'Eddy's Song' by Sticky Fingers.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
'Say It' by Flume.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Not a gig - but I went the the music festival Listen Out. Such an incredible vibe.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Sydney music community that inspire you.
Sticky Fingers always manages to put me in a trance! They always stun me with their lyrics and their musical talent. I love listening to DMA's in the afternoon and on car rides - such a vibe.
What are your plans for the rest of 2019/2020?
Well my writing and creating never stops - so that is a constant for the new year. Before the end of this year, i'd like to finish up my new EP and a couple of singles, whilst exploring into some live performance scenarios.View Profile Hide Interview