North Coast, NSW
Brisbane showstoppers Eliza and The Delusionals explore all waves of life with their rock-pop nature, fun melodies and nostalgic lyrics. Get to know them! Their our Feature Artist all this week on triple j Unearthed.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
I think we really started to zone in on the sound of Eliza & The Delusionals after I saw Catfish & the Bottlemen supporting The Kooks a few years ago. Their album 'The Balcony' had a huge impact on the developnent of our music when we first started, and they have continued to inspire me with their second album. I always try to keep my artistic influences broad, and try to incorporate the inspiration from them into my songs.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
I find my greatest source of inspiration for making music through my life experiences growing up, and continuing to understand all aspects of the world. I always try to present my songs in a way that people can relate to and hopefully find insight through.
What can punters expect from a Eliza & The Delusionals live show?
I like to think that people can expect a really fun and high energy show. I really want the audience to feel that they're a part of a unifying experience rather than just watching us performing. I love feeling this when I go to shows, so I really try to bring that to our gigs!
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
A lot of people have given me loads of great advice throughout my life but I don't think I can narrow it down to just one piece. I was actually stumped for ages on this question!
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
I'd have to say Polish Club's new track 'Come Party'. Who could feel sad listening to that tune?
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Definitely 'Don't Let the Kids Win' by Julia Jacklin. It's such an emotional song and Julia is a profound songwriter.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
I'd probably put on Confidence Man's tune 'Boyfriend', because it's honestly a party in itself.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
I went and saw Bec Sandridge at The Foundry about a week or so ago, and it was great! I'm a huge fan of the 'Ridge. She was super friendly, and The Foundry is a really cool Brisbane venue.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you.
I'm always inspired by seeing bands from Brisbane or the Gold Coast making an impact on Australia's music scene, like Cub Sport, The Belligerents and Amy Shark. It's so cool to watch musicians from your area release amazing music and get recognised for it across the country and the rest of the world!
What are your plans for 2017?
We have a bunch of plans for 2017, mainly including releasing new music (which will be happening very soon). Another big goal is to play some festivals! I love going to festivals and I've wanted to be a part of one for so long, so I'm hoping this year we can make our way onto some festival line-ups!View Profile Hide Interview