Australian Emo Punk or something like that
Pat Broxton - Guitar/ Vocals Will Shepherd - Drums/Vocals Dan Barton - Guitar Cam Locke - Bass
Modern Baseball, Courtney Barnett, Ceres, The Smith Street Band, The Front Bottoms, Tired Lion,
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The Sleepyheads are a punkish rock band from Launceston, Australia.
Northern Tasmania, TAS
It's time to eat your heart out with this week's Feature Artist out of Launceston, The Sleepyheads.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
I (Pat), released 2 solo EPs in 2015 under my own name. Then the Sleepyheads formed a year or so later. The full band has definitely influenced the sound, my solo stuff was a lot more folky. I think it's still on the internet somewhere actually!
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Relationships always come up a lot in my writing, which is super original hey? Not just romantic relationships though, but friendships and how certain things can effect those relationships. I've always found it way easier to write about stuff that has actually happened, rather than making up stories. I'll often take something someone says and then base a whole song around that.
What can punters expect from a Sleepyheads live show?
A lot of fun. We always just aim to have a really positive energy at live shows. We also used to drink out of gumboots, we might be bringing that back again soon too.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
"If you can believe in Santa Clause for as long as you did, you can believe in yourself for 10 minutes" ~ some random person on the internet.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
"All Together" by Househats is definitely my go to happy song at the moment!
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Sunk by Kat Edwards will break your heart and mend it again all in the space of 4 minutes.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Find me one party where "Wild Strawberries" by Pnau hasn't taken it up a notch, and I'll be very surprised.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
The last gig I went to was when we played with the Bennies a few weeks ago. It was great. You cant have a bad time at a Bennies gig! The next day was very rough though. Very rough.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Tasmania music community that inspire you.
I've always looked up to the Luca Brasi boys. There approach to supporting the Tassie scene is really encouraging for younger bands. Other awesome friends doing great things are The Saxons, Sumner, Hurricane Youth, Kat Edwards and Squid Fishing. It's always inspiring watching your friends do amazing things.
What are your plans for 2018?
We want to tour a lot more. We haven't been to Adelaide yet so we really want to get up there, and maybe Perth as well? I reckon we'll try and write and record some new stuff too.View Profile Hide Interview