Dance, Electronic, Indie
Chase City are a Tasmanian surf rock band and they'll be unleashing their catchy tunes and wonderfully sunny guitar hooks at Falls in Marion Bay on December 31st. Congrats, Tarik, Michael, Peter, and Jed!
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
Chase City originally started as a different project with a similar line-up. After becoming Chase City we did a run of shows around Hobart before settling in to record our debut EP. We spent a lot of time in the studio where we laid down our tracks and have slowly started to find the sound we want to pursue. You’re one of the winners of our Falls Festival competition. What can Falls punters in Marion Bay expect from the Chase City live show?
You’re one of the winners of our Falls Festival competition. What can Falls punters in Marion Bay expect from the Chase City live show?
We try to make our live show as lively and energetic as possible. We don't like taking ourselves too seriously and love performing live, our singer (Tarik) may thrown in a sneaky backflip during the set...is that even allowed?
What are you most looking forward to about the festival?
Being Tasmania's premier music festival, all of us have attended Falls yearly and are looking forward to experiencing a world class festival from a different perspective! And obviously looking forward to some great music and seeing some of our favourite acts perform live.
What are your plans for Chase City in 2014?
Over the next 2 weeks we are doing a bunch of shows at home in Tassie and then heading off to the mainland to do some shows along the east coast of the country! After that we will be looking to tee-up with a producer and lay down some more tracks and look to evolve our sound and see where things go!
If you had to make one new year's resolution, what would it be?
I'm really bad with new year's resolutions but maybe eat less KFC? I think we all indulge in too much fast food especially while we are away!
Australian music is…?
What you make it. I think it's easy for people to overlook local Australian acts but I think there is a bit of everything going on here and it takes only an hour of trawling through SoundCloud or Unearthed to find some incredible music. I really love the Australian music culture at the moment and as an independent aspiring band, I could not think of any other place to be playing our music!View Profile Hide Interview
This week on triple j Unearthed we're featuring Johnny Hunter!
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
We took the classic sounds that we grew up with and modernised it to fit the ideas of the high energy live show to bring the character of Johnny Hunter to life.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
What can punters expect from a Johnny Hunter live show?
Blood sweat and tears.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
From reading the memoires David Bowie, I came to this conclusion: Look and Listen to EVERYTHING and step outside your comfort zone. Your inspiration doesn’t have to just come from music it can come from reading books, watching film, viewing art, photography or architecture
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
'The Piss, The Perfume' by Hayley Mary.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
'Higgs Boson Blues' by Nick Cave.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
'Love at first sight' by Kylie Minogue. A stunning classic, a must in any DJ set and if you are a DJ and that song is not in your set then you’re no DJ to me.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Teen Jesus and The Jean Teasers. Wonderful gig, lovely bunch of people. The Jesus Teens really know how to nail a harmony and get a crowd moving.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Sydney music community that inspire you.
100, The buoys, egoism, Georgia June, Baby Beef, Moody Beach and Mac the Knife are all pillars of the local Sydney music scene and modern pioneers of heart stopping live performances. I’ve recently had the pleasure of writing with Jack Moffitt from The Preature’s and he’s someone I can exchange great music and ideas with. A real all-round class act.View Profile Hide Interview