A passionate two piece from Melbourne who pride themselves on the variety of music they produce, from indie rock to folk. And we're thrusting them on stage to play to the all ages crowd at The Pushover Festival in Melbourne on Sunday!
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your sound?
We started jamming about 3 years ago playing acoustic ballads. We started having fun playing with electric guitar and drums and trying to get a full sound from the two, and from there we developed a taste for upbeat garage/rock songs. We then began trying other instrument combinations, most recently we’ve enjoyed combining piano and drums. We enjoy trying to be as diverse as possible.
What can the Pushover Festival audience expect from you live show?
We plan to stick to straight jazz, and when people least expect it, drop in some Weather Report and blow people’s minds! Nah not really, we’ll stick to a pretty rocky set, perhaps with a few percussive jams. We also plan to put our new keyboard to good use, and play our latest single “Falling Away”, should be a blast!
Who are you most looking forward to seeing at Pushover Festival?
Can’t wait to hear the smooth vocal stylings and upbeat indie tunes of Yves Klein Blue.
What’s coming up in the future?
Throughout the year we plan to release an EP for every season. We’ll start with autumn, and finish with summer this time next year. There’ll be free downloads, launch parties and tours throughout the country. We’ll also be supporting The Vasco Era on their national tour through April and May.
Australian music is?
Like being a kid in a giant Lolly store: it’s packed with goodies. And if you’re willing to dig around a bit, you’ll always find new and unexpected treats!View Profile Hide Interview
Little Scout has emerged as fresh purveyors of fine pop music with a touch of fragility. With the help of a triangle, casio beat and a tamborine, the band took to the bright lights of the stage in May 2008.
Can you tell us how you developed your sound?
We started out really simple, with all of our songs coming from acoustic guitar to piano. The sound has expanded as we introduced more people and more of a solid rhythm section.
So Little Scout, cute name, how'd it come about?
Pat came up with it on a whim, and the words sound nice together. We like to think it reflects our sound – brave and happy, but also reflecting that feeling of being lost in the woods without a compass.
You only got together a few months ago, what were you doing before this?
We spent a lot of time singing joke songs and playing Sufjan Stevens covers in Mel's lounge room and having a career crisis upon finishing uni. We also all spent a lot of time playing the wrong instruments in other bands, usually instruments we weren't very good at that left us frazzled and confused at practice. One of our members had a brief stint as a piano accordian player, although the lack of tartan ultimately led to their downfall.
Two of you are sisters, what's that like?
Highly convenient, and generally pretty glorious. The Tickle sisters tease their band brothers a lot.
What's coming up in the future?
Hmm... lots and lots of shows, more bad dancing, and hopefully a tour very shortly. We have a million new songs racing around our heads so we would love to record another EP and tour it early 2008.
Australian music is?
Full of surprises, and freaking amazingly dynamic and fun. The amount of sweet bands there are in Australia is infinite.View Profile Hide Interview