Meet G Flip...the drummer-turned-solo-star who blew up Unearthed. Listen to her brand new single 'Above You' here.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
I literally sat in my room with my broken heart, my instruments and created every day. I stopped listening to other people’s music, which in turn helped me develop my sound. (I even disabled my car radio, so I would sing to myself lol). Because if I’m listening to jazz I’ll write a jazz tune, if I’m listening to rock, I’ll write a rock tune. I didn’t want to be influenced by what I was listening to at the time so I cut out listening to other peoples tunes. Drums are my first instrument so I think a lot of my melody ideas are based around rhythm. But I didn’t overthink the writing process too much. I didn’t think; what will people think of these lyrics? Will people like this? I did what I thought was dope and rolled with it.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Girls. They destroy me and I write songs about it. Also Jenny my drum teacher. If you took her out of this maze of life I have, I wouldn’t be here writing this right now.
What can punters expect from a G Flip live show?
I’ve always been the drummer, I’ve never had the chance to put my own show together and to be honest I have been dreaming of the day for a very long time. I want to do things a little different for sureeeee. You know when you’re at a gig and need to pee so bad so you wait for a low-key moment in the set to run off? I don’t want there to be a low-key moment in my set. I want everyone to piss their pants cause they don’t want to miss a single moment haha... that’s my goal. Also, my drum kit is alive. It’s something you have to see to believe. My mate Pete and I built him.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
The best advice I was given was actually people telling me I can’t do things because that makes me really really wanna do things haha.You can’t play drums cause you’re a girl. NAHHH MATE. You can’t produce cause you’re not a producer... ILL GIVE IT A CRACK. No rules, no worries.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
'Don’t Worry About Nothin’ by Muph and Plutonic. TUNEEEEE
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
“Blood” Like a version by Gang of Youths. That s*** was legit AMAZING. Cried instantly.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Absolutely Everybody by Venessa Amarosi. Such a banger. The film clips hilarious as well. She sings in front of a hammock, leans on trees and throws a LIT party at someone else’s house where they all awkwardly clap together. TUNE.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
I went to a live RnB night in St.Kilda called RNBabe. It’s dope. I get down. The musicians who perform are amazing.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.
Gotta say the crew behind “Baked Goods” are a bunch of passionate local music fans trying to help local artists get video footage to help their careers. They are the most driven bunch of people.
What are your plans for 2018?
Release more of my music and fingers crossed I get to play at an Aussie festival. That would be crazy COOL!! WOO!!View Profile Hide Interview