We named them one of our artists to watch this year in 2018. Then they knocked us off our feet with their new single 'Can't See You Anymore'. Yes, we're talking about Brisbane's very own Sweater Curse! They are this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
We currently have 3 singles out with one more not too far away. Initially we bonded over our shared influences, but it molded into what it is now from playing a lot of shows early on.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Our parents all loved music so it was there from the start. Since then, meeting various teachers and friends involved in music has lead us to pursue it as something that’s now a major part of our lives.
What can punters expect from a Sweater Curse live show?
Lots of intentionally stupid awkward jokes that aren’t meant to be as unintentionally awkward as they are, and some songs too.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
Dom Miller (our booker) told us (in different words) to ‘Let things happen naturally. As long as you love what you’re doing and you’re learning, good things will happen.’
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
‘Live It Up’ by Mental As Anything.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
‘Always Falling’ by Cloud Tangle, ‘Forfeit’ by Keeskea, ‘My New Dress Up Shoes’ by The Smith Street Band and ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ by Stella Donnelly.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
‘Untouched’ by The Veronicas, ‘K Bye’ by Raave Tapes and ‘Tower Of Strength’ by Simi Lacroix.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Keeskea and Cloud Tangle at The Jubilee and Start Together at The End Bar. All are amazing acts that we are lucky enough to call our friends.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you.
Dom Miller, Ruby Jean McCabe, Dan Condon, Sam Cromack, Hatchie, Concrete Surfers, An Horse, Pat Balfe, POOL SHOP + Major Leagues, Grace Pashley and the 4zzz team, Brodie Popple, Mel Tickle, Miss Blanks.
What are your plans for 2018?
We have an EP on the way that’s we’ve been working on with Fletcher Matthews. A string of shows with acts we currently love and BIGSOUND in September!View Profile Hide Interview
It's National Reconciliation Week and we'd like to introduce you to Wergaia woman, Alice Skye. Her new single 'friends with feelings' is captivating. Discover it out here.
Adelaide 3-piece Flamingo blend soulful pop melodies with lush friendly beats to make you sway, swoon and smile.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
I don’t think we’ve necessarily found our sound yet, at the moment we’re just trying out what ever we think sounds good and seeing where it goes. Between the three of us we have a very broad range of influences and we try to incorporate as much variety as possible.
What can the crowd expect from a Flamingo live show?
Even though we’re making electronic music we keep it as live as possible when we’re playing shows, we do a lot of instrument swapping and try and make it as fun an energetic as we can. We use some loops and samples but all the parts we think are integral to the song are played live. Our live show is pretty bulky; we use a couple of synths, tom drums, guitars, samplers and a bunch of other miscellaneous gear.
What are you guys doing when your not making music?
We all recently started playing 7-aside soccer. Fitness is a real issue but it’s still a lot of fun, even though we haven’t won a game yet and our best loss was 0-4.
Tell us about the bands or people in the SA music community that inspire you?
There are a lot of really cool bands and artists going around Adelaide at the moment. We’re big fans of Swimming - they do an awesome job of making really minimal sounds but still keeping them interesting with great harmonies and melodies. Menagerie released an EP this year and that was awesome too. The guys at Four Words are also doing awesome things in Adelaide at the moment, they really seem to care about the music and are always putting on great shows and helping the scene grow.
What else is coming up for you in 2013 and then looking into 2014?
We are just about to start working on our first EP over the next few months, which we are really excited about. Then after that we’re keen to play a bunch of shows and hopefully get out to the east coast. We’re also playing with Bonobo in January, which is absolutely amazing because he’s a massive influence of ours.
Australian music is…?
...awesome! There is so much cool music being made in Australia these days and it’s really inspiring to be a part of it.View Profile Hide Interview