Central Coast, NSW
This week on triple j Unearthed we're Featuring Sydney legends, 100. Check out their Q&A below.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
I’d say our music is a scuzzy breed of post punk and singer songwriter influences. The sound developed from our different influences and musical backgrounds and long hours in the studio figuring all that out.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
I think the greatest inspiration for making music is coming up with something that you want to here. You kinda take the best bits of everything you like and put it all together.
What can punters expect from a 100 live show?
Our live show has a pretty stand and delivery approach. Turn it up and have fun I say.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
A stranger came up to me at last year’s BIGSOUND before our final show of the week. I think I looked a bit stressed, probably a bit taxed from the week. He came up and said ‘don’t worry about the people in the room or how many of them there are, just get up and play a great show’. It was a super nice gesture and had me calm afterwards. Other then that Mum and Dad always said to do what makes you happy. Makes sense really.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Maybe I’d go with ‘That’s All’ by Melbournes RVG. To me it’s like a big squeeze that confirms one’s insecurities are real and that it’s completely fine to have them. The grass is always greener.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
‘Feather’ by Brightness. I don’t need to say anything about it. Just go and listen to it.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
‘Hit and Run’ by Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons. Or ‘Summer of 81’ by Mondo Rock. Lets get daggy.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
The last local show I caught was Sydney’s ‘The Good Boys’ at the Vic on the Park. Amazing Instrumental surf rock (think ‘The Shadows’). 6 guys on stage wearing cloaks; all amazingly talented musicians. The compositions that main guitarist Andy writes are mind blowing and absolutely beautiful. Well worth checking them out on Spotify or they have Vinyl available via bandcamp or at shows.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Sydney music community that inspire you.
I find this tough to answer. There are too many people in this city to pin point - bands, artists, bookers, engineers and even bar staff who all do their bit in making Sydney’s music community so great. Sydney tends to cop a lot of flack but if you go out and look, you’ll find great acts at great venues. Special shout to frequent gig goers, there’s nothing there without them.
What are your plans for 2020?
As our drummer Paris would say - ‘Pull up and wreck’. In all seriousness though, we’re in the midst of completing EP number 2. A few festival shows like Party in the Paddock, Brisbane’s Valley Crawl, Farmer and the Owl plus Meadow in Victoria. A tour to coincide with aforementioned EP and hopefully some more festival shows. After all that I dare say we’ll be hitting Album mode!!View Profile Hide Interview