The Raveonettes, Ty Segall, The Jesus And Mary Chain
Clinton Oliver, Jennifer Aslett, Michael Jelinek, Sam Ford
Ty Segall, the beatles, The Beach Boys
Unearthed artists we like
March 19 w SAN CISCO + MOSQUITO COAST
April 2 + 3 w MURLOCS + MANGELWURZEL
Want a dose of summery fuzz-pop goodness? Perth 3-piece Gunns have got you sorted.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
The Gunns sound has had a slow and steady development. The project basically began with some electronic drum samples and a fuzz pedal. I didn't know a whole lot about recording in those early stages so it's kind of been a process of trial and error trying to get the sounds from inside of my head to come out of the speakers.
What's a live Gunns show like?
Hopefully more grunge than anything. We don't use synths or samples live so the sound is way less polished. We love the idea of having a separate vision for the live stuff. We try to keep the recordings lush and dreamy and the live sound more grunge. I love the idea of playing a beautiful melody in the dirtiest way imaginable.
Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Perth music community that currently inspire you?
Besides the obvious inspiration from Kevin Parker, Cam Avery and the entire Pond family......Rabbit Island is probably my favourite Perth artist. We're working together on at least two tracks that will be on our debut album. She plays live shows with just a loop pedal and creates the most amazing soundscapes and then sings the most delicate melodies on top......flooded with reverb of course. We're also collaborating with Claque, a writer/producer/legend. He's an upright bass player who writes a lot of film scores and is pretty handy with a violin bow. We've been experimenting with string arrangements played on double bass. You get this weird kind of scratchy haunting sound and because there are no frets you can double track and get this cool slightly out of tune phaser effect. It's pretty unique and dramatic when you get it right.
What else is coming up for you in 2013?
We are playing support at Violent Soho's Perth dates this week, Oct 31 at Mojos Freo and Nov 1 at Amplifier Perth. We are launching our Live by the Sea 7" on Nov 16 at the Norfolk Hotel. We're currently working on a split 7" with Perth bros HAMJAM which is on target for an early 2014 release. We're also chipping away at a full length album which were hoping to release by mid 2014. We've just been confirmed for a festival this summer but I'm not sure if we're allowed to say too much about that yet, so stay tuned...
Australian music is…?
…some of the best in the world! ESPECIALLY in Perth. I'm so excited to be a part of the culture over here in WA. There's a whole lotta mateship going on and it's creating some amazing bands. It's inspiration at its peak. What is better than hanging out with your buds, sipping a few frothies and recording a song on a sunny afternoon? It may just be the home recording revolution but I really feel like Australia has embraced it more than any other country. I can't speak for everyone, but I believe old mate Kevin Parker has inspired an entire country (if not the world) to forget about the technicalities and just press record and go for it.View Profile Hide Interview