Speed Date with Liz Stringer
1. Your Profile
We’ll probably remind you, simultaneously, of the ’80s (without the hair) and early Tom Petty, with an Australian heart beating at the centre of every song. We love to play festivals outside in the gums, among some of our best people, and all we ask is that the punters dance (externally or internally) and allow themselves to be taken off into the many diverse corners of the country through the stories we’re telling. While day drinking.
2. Keeping Busy
I have been overseas for a couple of months, touring in Canada and the States. And I’ll be heading back there in early July for a summer run in Canada and, all going to plan, some recording over there too.
3. Best Gig Ever
The best gig I reckon I ever played was a house concert on the last album tour. It was a new band, new record and we did this house concert to a small, full room of punters. The lighting was awesome – it was claustrophobic and hot in there, but in the best possible way. It felt like we were really gelling as a band for the first time and it was the perfect setting to have had that feeling.
4. Current Playlist
The new Radiohead album, A Moon Shaped Pool, and I’ve been smashing The War On Drugs after years of people telling me to get into them. Everyone was right, I love that band!
5. Your Ultimate Rider
Our ultimate rider would be an Olympic-sized pool, a sauna and a team of professional massage therapists. And a shitload of cocaine. Our usual rider is the same thing. Usually, though, we tend to end up with a six pack of craft beer and a bottle of whisky. Half the band doesn’t drink, so that’s about it!
[Liz Stringer photo by Tajette O'Halloran]