Reside formed in 2017 with the longstanding original lineup of vocalist Guinane, guitarists Ariel Johnson and Will Eggleton, bassist Sale Brown and drummer Dylan Houston. Since their debut EP 'Closing Doors' in late 2017, Reside have solidified themselves a place in the alternative music community and have managed to capture and engage a very dedicated fan base.
Reside stormed into 2019 and turned heads with sophomore EP 'The Light That You Saw', which made its way to the ears of hundreds of thousands of listeners, leading with the single "In This Moment" - which received high praise from triple j and was immediately added to Spotify playlists New Music Friday AU + NZ and Rock Out. "Replace Me" followed suit with adds to Spotify playlists New Punk Tracks, The Scene and Rock Out., ultimately leading to a sold out EP launch show at Melbourne's Cherry Bar.
Reside welcomed the new year atop the main stage at UNIFY Gathering after winning the triple j Unearthed opener competition, joining the line up alongside hardcore legends The Ghost Inside, metalcore heavyweights Architects and Australian favourites in Northlane, Polaris and more! Reside have also toured nationwide with emo sweethearts Eat Your Heart Out and Windwaker and secured support slots for the likes of Palaye Royale (US), Casey (UK), The Beautiful Monument, Bad/Love and Stuck Out and will join Canada's Marianas Trench in 2021.
This week on triple j Unearthed we're featuring our UNIFY comp winners, Reside!
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
The music we've release so far I feel could be described as simply as "Alt Rock/Emo" but there's so many different influences that come into it. All of us have had such different musical upbringings but we all like the idea of not being tied down to any particular thing. I think that's sort of the punk attitude we have towards doing things. That could just simply come down to how we choose to arrange a song, or where we choose to get our inspiration from, or even how we choose to promote and present our art. It started off as us having a common interest in similar bands (Citizen, Basement, Movements, ect.).It's definitely evolved over time but it still always comes back to this idea of trying to do things that are a little against the grain of what ourselves, our peers and overall, people in our genre are doing.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
For me, when I'm writing music I want it to be authentic and honest. I want it to come from a real place, a real emotion and a real experience.The world and my experiences are my greatest source of influence. Tapping into mental health, relationships, the greater environment we live and traverse is something that I think people can relate too as well. When I'm making music and when performing it as well, I want people to feel the song and feel the emotions I was feeling at that time.
What can punters expect from a Reside live show?
As I said, I want people to come to a Reside show and really experience where these songs came from. It's high energy, theatrical and emotional in it's presence. We really encourage and welcome people to be involved and become a part of our goofy family. This year we're working hard to take our live show experience to the next level. Hope to see many fresh faces!
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
I remember once being told by one of my uni teachers to "always make your art raw and authentic and to always trust your instincts" and that's the way I've chosen to follow the path with Reside. It seems to have worked for us so far I think.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
I couldn't imagine hearing a more positive and uplifting tune than 'Jellyfish' by Slowly Slowly. Love the atmosphere in the room every time it comes on, I'd have to play it to anyone feeling down.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Damn there's actually so many to choose from. Australia can produce some sad ones. I'd say first song that comes to mind is 'History' by WAAX, such a beautiful and emotionally dynamic song.Some honorable mentions go to 'Miss You Love' by Silverchair and 'Brando' by our friends in Parkville. Not because of any sad subject matter but because it's just such a beautifully crafted love song that it gives me shivers and makes my eyes well up whenever I hear it haha.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
If I'm DJing a party and I was chucking on an Australian tune, I'm putting on 'Need You Tonight' by INXS. It's so groovy you can't NOT dance to it and it's an absolute classic!
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
The last local show that I went to was a week or so ago at Inflation for an AM/PM Emo night where Pridelands headlined. Outloved and To Octavia opened and there was just a lot of friends there and overall good vibes going round. Every band that played that night was incredibly tight and put on a great show.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.
It's super cool the music community not only in Melbourne but in Australia! It's so tightly knit and every one just has so much love and support for everything people do. I know collectively the band loves and respects bands like Thornhill, Parkwood, Weighbridge, Gravemind and Bad Juju in Melbourne to name a few. Tapestry who's recently now residing in Melbourne is another one that there's a mutual love for but every one all over Australia is creating such great music. These past 12 months in particular have been so incredibly exciting for music, particularly heavy music in Australia.
What are your plans for 2020?
In 2020 you can expect some new music from Reside. Can't say when at this point but we've been writing some interesting new music in the past 6 - 8 months and I'm really excited about it and excited to test some of it out at our live shows this year.
We're kicking off the year by opening the Saturday of this year's UNIFY Gathering which we're all collectively so psyched about!
We've also been offered some other amazing opportunities that we can't talk about just yet but we're all excited for what's to come in 2020.View Profile Hide Interview