Sydney electronic duo Left. have turned heads with their intelligent songwriting and shiny, bouncy production.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Jono is an incredible guitarist who tried his hand at producing electronic music one day and it worked out pretty well! He writes a huge range of styles and just experiments constantly. A varied assortment of influences and the freedom to do whatever we want means our style is always changing.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
For me, it's an afternoon of nothing and a collection of random notes I've written in my phone - I've got about 800 notes of either absolute nonsense or genius. As cliched as it is, we're always inspired by what's happening everyday. That's the fun of being an artist, there's always something rolling on loop in your head or an issue/conversation/dream/song that lights that little light globe, and you're off.
What can punters expect from a Left live show?
We play with our lovely mate and drummer Dane Connor, because we try to bring as many live elements as we can. I talk a lot of shit generally, and Jono plays keys and guitar like a pro. He also sometimes wears my clothes if the mood strikes him - actually he wore a really expensive jacket of my sister's on stage at Secret Garden and now she's pissed cos it smells.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
"A things greatest strength is also its greatest weakness" - Dad of Solo (Horrorshow). Not some much advice as a good reminder of enjoying your talents but not being consumed by them, looking after them.
Also - "If you ask me, I think it's up to you" - our mate Crook #powermovefit
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
at the Enmore. It was bloody insane. We're lucky enough to have seen them play probably 25 times, and the level of production has really gone up a notch. They're one of the best bands in the country and great people + they gave me a shout out which was probs my biggest life moment thus far.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Sydney music community that inspire you.
As far as female forces go, Montaigne
is really wild. We also love Kllo
and what they're doing (Melbourne but don't care). Sampa the Great is super exciting to watch. LTC
is gonna blow up very soon. Our OneDay
family are always killing it in various forms and the albums coming out this year with them are gonna blow everyone's minds.
What are your plans for the rest of 2016?
Release music, play shows, laugh heaps. We're supporting Elizabeth Rose
on her Sydney and Newcastle shows in June which will be awesome, and we'll be releasing another song pretty soon!