Baroque, eric bachmann, Mountain Man
Bridget Turner - vocals,uke, guitar. Sarah Tout - vocals. Mike Murphy - drums. Rob Stephens - bass. Heather Bex - vocals, clarinet. Catherine Lock - keys and cello. Daniel Grant - electric guitar
Neko Case, Cliff Richard, The Beach Boys
Unearthed artists we like
Felicity Groom , Rainy Day Women , Boys Boys Boys! , BOOM BAP POW , When The Sky Fell , San Cisco , Young Maverick , CARL FOX , Emperors , Split Seconds , Sons of Rico , Ruby Boots , Seven Weapons , Husband , The High Learys , Sheryn Binks
We got nommed for a WAMI in the pop category! WOOO!!We are thrilled because we will be showcasing as part of the WAM spectacular. We pretty much smashed Bigsound/Melbourne and WA tour to pieces ate a bunch of sausage rolls all at once debuting our sophomore single 'Secret'. We are ready to do it all over again in November and would love to share our new album with you. COME ON DOWN WA! X-Press Magazine described "Hurry,Harry" as “A debut that has no weak points”. It was recently ABC Newcastle's 'Feature Album of the Week' and songs from it were featured on a bunch of television shows including "Winners and Losers", "Packed To the Rafters", "Awkward", and "Drop Dead Diva". Zan Rowe is a babe and she has been repping us on the insta, we love triple j! Our upcoming shows are: Sat OCT 12th - Minute 36 EP launch @PICA bar Thurs NOV 7TH - WAMI showcase Bakery Northbridge w/ a bunch of sik bands Sat NOV 9th - WAMI showcase Northbridge Piazza Sat NOV 16th - Beaufort Street Festival
Perth 7-piece Simone and Girlfunkle provide a sweet, melodic shot of pop goodness.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
I'm not sure how we developed our sound it just developed over time without us realising you could do that. Our music has many many layers of harmonies in it, I think we just kept adding lady voices and reverb until the track almost falls in on itself.
What’s the Simone and Girlfunkle live show like?
Sometimes we have 7 people going full throttle and in other moments it's very quiet. The only thing you can count on at any given time is that there is maximum harmony and that we are enjoying every second.
Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the WA music community that inspire you.
I'm really inspired by artists who can re-invent themselves. I find Abbe May just an incredible inspiration she is always sticking up for our local scene and always pushing the boundaries of her own music. She's great! Also I'm very proud of the work that WAM does for our local scene. These guys are a not-for-profit that always have WA muso's backs. They are are constantly trying to get WA music recognized and showcased and they are all really lovely people with hearts of gold.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and by who?
I once had the incredible opportunity to learn about music management by the JB Seed. There someone said to me that you should never compare your musical career with anyone else's and all you need to do in music management is manage the goals of the people you keep close in your band. We never wanted anything but to enjoy each others company and make music we were proud of. We suddenly were the most succesful band in Australia after that quote.
What else is coming up for you in 2013?
We are playing Bigsound in a few weeks and then off to Melbourne to play some shows, then we come back to our hometown Perth and play a gig with the lovely Tigertown. Other than all that fun stuff we are hoping to go down south and write some more music and eat steaks in a town that time forgot. Bring on the future!
Australian music is…?
…freakin awesome!!View Profile Hide Interview