Husky Gawenda (Voice,Guitars), Gideon Preiss (Keys), Evan Tweedie (Bass), Luke Collins (Drums)
Beck, devendra banhart, Brian Wilson
Husky's live show is crafted to take audiences on a journey through their captivating songs. This has earned the Australian quartet critical praise for their "lush...warm and evocative" (Sydney Morning Herald) and "outstanding" (Beat Magazine) performances. "Their live craft is so assured that it lands in the heady realm of being downright enchanting" (shout4music.com). Husky's album, 'Forever So', is a full-realized, long-playing album that holds up start-to-finish, from catchy opener "Tidal Wave," with its hum-along harmonies and surprise psychedelic midsection, to the understated, intertwined brass parts that conclude "Farewell (in 3 Parts)." In the syncopated rhythms of "Hundred Dollar Suit" or the reverberating piano strings and laid back bass that underpin "The Woods," you can sense fingers moving over instruments and lungs giving breath to voices, the unfolding of ephemeral ideas into fresh yet fully-realized songs taking forth before your very ears.
Husky are the winners of our Push Over competition. They'll be joining the likes of Illy, Oh Mercy, Gold Fields, Stonefield, The Tongue and many more at The Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne on Sunday March 13th.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
Gideon (keys) and I are cousins. We grew up listening to the records we found in our parents record collections like Bob Dylan, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen. All the guys in the band have different taste in music and they all influence our sound, but now after playing together for a while when we put together a new song we seem to all want to take it in a similar direction. It's always about the song and what part or arrangement or sound is best for the song.
You’re one of the winners of our Push Over competition. What are you most hoping to get out of attending and playing the 2011 Push Over Festival?
Push Over is so much a part of the Melbourne music festival scene. It's been around for as long as I can remember. We're looking forward to sharing the stage with such amazing artists and looking forward to seeing them play too! We just want to put on a great show and be part of a great festival!
What are your earliest memories of seeing live Australian music?
Hearing Paul Kelly play How to Make Gravy for the first time!
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
Listen. Miles Davis.
Tell us about the bands and people in the Melbourne music scene that inspire you.
The guys in my band inspire me constantly. There are so many good bands and songwriters in this country. Our good friends Tinpan Orange, Rescue Ships, The Adventure Spirit, Ainslie Wills and Timothy Carroll have been inspiring us lately.
What’s coming up in 2011?
We'll be releasing our new album 'Forever So' very soon. We've got Push Over on March 13 which we're really excited about. We'll be spending a lot of time touring all over the country over the next few months. We can't wait!
Australian music is?
...full of undiscovered and amazing artists who inspire us and make us proud to be part of the Australian music community.View Profile Hide Interview