1. Growing Up

Growing up, I was the only person in my immediate family playing music. When I was around 12 I owned my first Discman – my friends and I use to burn CDs for each other and swap them around school. Some of my favourites were Blink-182 and The Killers’ Hot Fuss.

2. Inspirations

Jeff Buckley – Grace is one of the biggest influences on my singing and songwriting. My friend Ben friend showed it to me when I was 16. I remember being amazed at his vocals. Everything from melody to tone was exactly what I wanted to hear.

3. Your Band

I had been writing music for a while and wanted to start jamming with some other musicians. My friend Jarryd (who is now our manager) introduced me to Joe (our drummer). Joe had been filling in on drums for Jarryd’s band Art of Sleeping for one tour. So Joe and I started jamming, then we asked Robbie (keyboards), who was friends with Joe, if he wanted to come and play some music with us. Needless to say, he said yes!

4. The Music You Make

So far we only have one single released, ‘Lost Track Of Time’. You can expect either a new single or EP from us around September sometime. Our live show is something unexpected.

5. Music, Right Here, Right Now

The music scene at the moment seems to be in good shape. I don’t have too much scope beyond the borders of Brisbane at the moment. The best thing about Brisbane is that all the bands are really nice. We’ve played some shows lately with some of our favourites, Avaberee and Archdukes. They are never a disappointment. For good music n Sydney, I go where the Internet tells me! But Oxford Art Factory usually has some great bands on.

MTNS is supporting Goldsmith at Brighton Up Bar on Friday August 23.

Tell Us What You Think