Vallis Alps are a duo that create dreamy, beautiful and mesmerising electronica between Canberra and Seattle.
Q&A with Vallis Alps vocalist Parissa...
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
We make acoustic/electronic, futuristic/nostalgic, gritty/pretty synthpop. Or something like that. We're still developing our sound!
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Life lessons. Memories. Other people. Each other.
What can punters expect from a Vallis Alps live show?
Lights! Shadows! Occasional witty banter!
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
"Focus on why you're here in the first place" - a close friend.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Green Spandex by Xavier Rudd.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
It was awesome. It was at the uni here, a bunch of local bands played. But there was one called Burrows, they were completely entrancing. They said they're recording at the moment, or soon. It's special stuff.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Canberra music community that inspire you.
Obviously, the gems of Canberra like Safia and Peking Duk that both have such a unique sound and are rocking everyone's socks off. Together they are making magic. Also, with the fact that Canberra is small comes this amazingly supportive musical community. People are so unassuming and just want to hear great music.
What are your plans for 2015?
More music. Touring. We'd love to meet you all.