Hope D

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2020

6

Apr

Hope D

( )

Brisbane, QLD

This week on triple j Unearthed we're featuring the extraordinary Hope D!

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?

My sound used to be very simple, two dimensional and easy to listen to in any situation. It wasn't until my lyrics started reflecting personal stories and emotions that I began making the music sound more complex and harsh to match the story I was trying to tell. So I suppose my sound developed with the more stories I collected and with the expansion of my musical abilities, which has happened relatively slowly over the past 5 years. 

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

As morbid as it is, my greatest source of inspiration is heartache. But not just 'person breaks other person's heart' kind of heart ache, it can come from so many other things. Like I had heartache when writing 'Swim' - yet no one had necessarily broken my heart. And heartache when I wrote 'Second', yet that's a song I wrote knowing I made someone else feel heartache. It's all from a yucky feeling, but it's very refreshing to channel it and write something that makes me feel a bit less yucky. And I like to think that you can feel and hear the discomfort in the music. 

What can punters expect from a Hope D live show?

You can expect me with high energy, jumping on stage with a stupid smile on my face. And lots of beers, and a fair bit of swearing.  

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

My friend Monica Kim graduated from my school when I was in year 10. She was also a musician, of which, I crazily admired. She always frothed my music even though (at the time) my nerves usually took over when I played, which made my performance pretty rough. She said something like 'With every 7 no's that you get, there will be one yes. And that yes will be enough to keep you going'. And that's something I really got to experience in my later years of getting more serious with music. Some people won't get around what you do - and that's okay! Because the people that do get around it, REALLY get around it. And the love from that one person means so much, that it feels like it is love from 7 people :) If that makes any sense haha. Monica really inspired me to do what I love, and what she said has literally stuck with me for 6 years, and I'm sure will never leave me. 

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

Okay I'm going to say Nicotine by Sycco. It boosts my mood and energy levels by 100000% every time. 

What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?

1000 Sundowns by Emma Louise. Such a beautiful and sad song, my friend Emma Parke agrees. 

You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?

'Solid Gold' by PNAU. My girlfriend introduced me to that one, it bloody gets me GARNNNNNNN.

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

It was Dulcie at The Milk Factory in Brisbane's West End! I am so unable to explain how freaking good it was. It The Dulcie girls are so talented and beautiful and so LOVELY! It was the last thing I was able to see before all the gigs stopped due to COVID-19 too, so I'm incredibly grateful that it was such an entertaining and wholesome gig. Had a bit of PCD after it, still do actually. 

Tell us about the bands or people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you.

Honestly too many to name, but I'll touch on a few! Hallie is a dear friend of mine, her drive and the way she is unapologetically herself is so inspiring to me. Sycco for obvious reasons - she is a boss a$$ QWAIN and will rule the world one day, I won't be mad about it. I love Pink Matter so much, their music is incredible and the girls are so lovely! They warm my heart, and make me want to learn jazz scales - which I WILL. First Beige are so groovy, I want to be as cool as them when I grow up. Bridget Brandolini's music is so soothingly beautiful, her writing is very inspiring to me. There are so many others that I go out to see, I was able to see a few bands per week, I can't wait to do that again. Brisbane and the local family is so dazzling, brilliant and supportive, it's so nice to have!  It literally feels like we all came from the same womb ahhah that's so gross to say but I'm going to leave it there.

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Hauskey

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2020

2

Apr

Hauskey

Sydney, NSW

Meet this week's feature star, Hauskey!

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?

Just being exposed to so much music from a young age. I found a John Coltrane vinyl in my Mum’s old collection when I was a kid, and that started my fascination with jazz, RnB and soul. Then I fell in love with songwriting, thanks to Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley and John Mayer, and really I’m constantly trying to merge those two worlds. I’m also just a general music nerd. Rage Against The Machine, Flume, Vivaldi; I want it all.

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

So many things. My constant self-deprecation, my partner, movies, philosophy, finding the profound in the mundane, coffee, deprecation of the self. Inspiration is everywhere if you’re open to it.

What can punters expect from a Hauskey live show?

A *live* show! With my past experiences busking and playing in bands, I’m madly excited to hit the road. Recently pieced together a killer group of talented musicians and we were ready for our first show, but as with everything else, it’s been rescheduled for later this year. Something to look forward to though!

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

“Nothing slaps harder than a good lyric” - PJ Harding, Songwriting Lord & Saviour


What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

Lime Cordiale's ‘Robbery' - of course - or E^ST’s ‘Talk Deep’

What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?

Didirri's 'Don’t fight with what you’re fighting for’ (that song is too good for words, and incredibly timely) or Stella Donnelly’s ‘Boys Will Be Boys'

You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?

Young Franco’s ‘Juice' or Tame Impala’s ‘Lost In Yesterday’

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

Shannen James playing a solo show at Oxford Art Factory! She borrowed my guitar and now I’ve framed it in my studio. No one will touch it again.

Tell us about the bands or people in the Sydney music community that inspire you.

I know they’re not all Syd-based, but Milan Ring, Vetta Borne, Chelsea Warner, JOY. These artists do *everything* themselves and do it unbelievably well. I have a huge respect for that.

What are your plans for 2020?

Well, plans have changed a bit, but I’m sitting on a lot of music, so you can bet some of that will be released very soon

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Big Nasty

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2020

16

Mar

Big Nasty

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Newcastle, NSW

This week on triple j Unearthed we're featuring Newcastle legends, Big Nasty!

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?

Our music is hardcore with punk, surf rock and pop squeezed into 2 minute ragers. All of our heavy music influences come together in our music.

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

Making parents and friends proud, and proving to ourselves that we can do it.

What can punters expect from a Big Nasty live show?

Lots of energy, sweat, and almighty riff faces.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

An old music teacher of mine Allon, exposed me to so much new music and told me “you’ve either got your mojo on (Muddy Waters), or you’re stuck at a crossroads (Robert Johnson)”, basically saying that all kinds of music can be powerful, and helped me realise that there is a whole world of music out there that I was completely blind to, and from then on, the musical floodgates were opened.

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

Matthew Young’s ‘Collect’ is a go to groove for me and always gets me to smile

What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?

‘These Days’ by Powderfinger is one that I hold close to my heart, and I challenge anyone to listen to that track and not feel something.

You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?

No one can resist singing along to 'Nosebleed Section' by Hilltop Hoods.

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

Last local gig I went to was Jesus Piece at The Cambridge Hotel in January. Absolutely bonkers show. Their live sets are just pure chaos, I love it.

Tell us about the bands or people in the Newcastle music community that inspire you.

Our friend Xavier from XJP Media is doing amazing stuff at the moment. The amount of shows he gets to and the amount of work he puts into his stuff is awesome. 

What are your plans for 2020?

Keep the noise coming. Get right back in the studio and record more tunes, and take this show on the road. Full steam ahead for nasty.

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Great Gable

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2020

9

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Great Gable

Perth, WA

This week on triple j Unearthed we're featuring Perth legends, Great Gable!

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
When we first started writing music we would hear a song we liked and just wanted
to write something similar. Song writing used to be a really long process for us but
we knew the more we wrote the better we’d get at it. Nowadays we don’t put any
expectations on ourselves to sound a particular way and that’s helped us write a
wide range of songs. We’ve still got a lot to learn but I’m really proud of the album
we’re about to release - Alex.

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
I take a lot of inspiration from other bands and artists that I listen to. If a particular
song, sound, or groove stands out to me I’ll try channel that initial feeling of
excitement and try recreate that feeling in a song of our own.
I also find the physical space I’m in while recording ideas plays a big part in being
inspired as well - Matt.

What can punters expect from a Great Gable live show?
A grand spectacle of flashing lights, drum solos, bass solos, and somewhat witty
banter. Liquorice all sorts really. The songs are usually a bit more energetic live. We
work on curating a set list that flows nicely, adding new parts to old songs to keep us
on our toes. We just want to make sure the punters leave feeling like they’ve had a
rad time - Matt.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
"Simple daily disciplines - little productive actions, repeated consistently over time
add up to the difference between failure and success" by Jeff Olson -  Chris.
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
This question made me realise how much melancholy music I listen to. My favourite
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What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
'Blood' by The Middle East - Matt.
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you
put on next?
Something with a fat bass line and groove. 'The Less I Know The Better' by Tame Impala is a classic - Matt.

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
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Fremantle. The line-up was a handful of Perth bands who've recorded at Tone City
studios that were also a bunch of our mates. So overall it was a sick gig filled with
good hangs! - Chris.
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Perth music community that inspire you.
There are so many insanely good bands kicking it in Perth at the moment,
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Spacey Jane, Dulcie, just to name a few. These lords
are definitely ones to be inspired by. Then there are the ones working behind the
scenes, Kelsie Miller (our manager) is amazing, Matt Gio at Rada Studios is a
legend, amongst many more. Perth really is ok!! - Matt.
 
What are your plans for 2020?
We are going to tour a bunch and cross our first UK/EU tour off the bucket list. We
are going to release our debut album, tour some more, write some more music, take
5 and hang with friends and fam, drink lots of coffee, see new places and meet new
people, and then do it all again - Matt.

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