Electronic, Indie, Pop
Melbourne based rockers Bakers Eddy are this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist. They've got a strong love affair with Green Day and once pulled a high flying karate kick on stage. 'Leave It To Me' is the new single from the group. It's loud, messy and fast and we love it.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Simplicity I think is at the root of our music, that all comes from our love affair with Green Day as kids, and only knowing 3 chords when got together so our songwriting capabilities were limited. But it’s always been a bit fast and a bit messy. Our sound has developed with our own personal taste.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
When we wrote our EP we had just moved to a big city, we were living together for the first time, partying a bit much so that experience gave us a bit of inspiration. A good old fashioned break up also does the trick.
What can punters expect from a Bakers Eddy live show?
We like to test the strength of our equipment, we like things to get a bit messy on stage, a bit hot and heavy. I did this one sick as high flying karate kick connecting with the ride cymbal, but no one noticed which has been bumming me out a bit.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
I think the best advice was “don’t listen to everyone’s advice”. When we were younger It felt like everyone had an opinion on how we should have done “this” thing or “you need to do” and on and on. I don’t think that helps your confidence. I’m not saying we don't listen to advice full stop, just not the dumb shit. Do you, baby.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Love Online by The Don. I think fat bass licks put a smile on anyone’s face.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
The Void by Tiny Little Houses is a good one of you want that good self pitty, “I’m a piece of shit” sob. Late night, alone with a dart and cheap wine is where the song really blooms.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
There would only be one song playing to start with. Can’t get you out of my head Kylie Minogue.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Got to see Birdhouse and Porpoise Spit last night who were both disgustingly good.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.
The scene here is amazing, it’s been an inspiration being a part of it. And the diversity of the music coming out is great.
What are your plans for 2018?
It’s hard to predict what next years going to look like for us right now, kind of just riding out the new single, getting this year done, then we will see aye. Love to drop an EP.View Profile Hide Interview