Central Coast, NSW
Direct from Macmasters Beach, The Moving Stills are this week's Feature Artist!
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Pool Party on the Moon vibes with lazer light beams and blow up flamingos, set in the 90s. We are often trying new things and shifting things to see what works etc. We've been listening to a lot of Beck and Jungle Giants, so we've been moving towards a bit more of that and playing around with Synths and Keys. We've all been mucking around with that in the last year or so which has put a new thread through everything.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
A bit of everything. We've all got day jobs and that experience makes its way into the songwriting and also drives us to make music. Those photos taken from behind the drummer/band looking out to a crowd at festival or the like, or hearing a song that connects with your emotions or taste really well is also pretty inspiring, but seeing a band live that really connects with you gives us huge drive. We just want to make music that'll have an impact with the people that listen to it.
What can punters expect from The Moving Stills live show?
A bit of hair, good pair of sunnies, a shaker or two... and maybe a few Flower T shirts in the crowd.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
Some of the best advice was from Ollie of Lime Cordiale, It was along the lines of, just to keep going and to keep at it. Feels like that’s been pretty key and will continue to follow that.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Marinade by Dope Lemon or Feeding the Family by Spacey Jane are pretty uplifting tracks we think.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Maybe So We Know By DMA’s or Seaweed by Hockey Dad, there’s a lot of heart in these tracks.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Pizza Guy by Touch Sensitive
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
The last local gig we saw was Kim Churchill at The Rhythm Hut in Gosford, was a great vibe and he’s legend.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Central Coast music community that inspire you.
Everyone’s sort of chipping away doing their thing and when a gig is on it feels like you’ll see people from all different bands there. There’s been some cool bands/Artists from the Central Coast that have done some inspiring stuff like E^ST, Ninajirachi, Winterbourne and Something With Numbers to name a few.
What are your plans for 2020?
We are currently working on a bunch of tracks, looking to have an EP out around mid year and a single or two before hand. We are also heading out on a Co-headline Tour with our friends Teenage Dads through March and April which will be a heap of fun.View Profile Hide Interview