1. What Do You Look For in a Band?

We look for talent, songwriting ability and style in other bands. We especially love when a band is slightly unusual or has an interesting stage presence.

And us? We are Tully On Tully, an indie-pop band from Melbourne. We sound like five mates doing what they love, experimenting with different sonic sound scapes, and creating unique and inspiring music together. When we’re not making music we like watching local bands, going to the drive-ins, travelling the world and getting loose with mates.

 

2. Keeping Busy

We have been working hard preparing for the launch of our debut EP, Weightless. We will be heading up the east coast of Australia in support of the EP, with shows in Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Byron Bay, and finally a hometown show in Melbourne.

We have also been writing and demoing new songs that we hope to debut while we’re on the road. Earlier this year we played some shows in South East Asia and we were invited to play Wanderland Festival in Manila, which was awesome.

 

3. Best Gig Ever

The best gig we have ever played was at Wanderland in Manila, the Philippines. It was such a surreal feeling to be playing to such a large and attentive crowd, and to be playing alongside The Temper Trap, Neon Trees and Nada Surf. It was the first year for the now-annual Wanderland Festival, and the vibe on the day was really amazing.

 

4. Current Playlist

I have been listening to the new Bonobo album, The North Borders – the production is absolutely pristine and really inspiring, not to mention the incredible songwriting. In a totally different vein, I have also been listening to the new Big Scary album Not Art. I’m in awe of the amount of talented bands that are in Melbourne at the moment.

I recently saw Purity Ring at Meredith Music Festival, the sound and the light show were something that must be experienced. Mind-blowing stuff!

 

5. Your Ultimate Rider

Every item from the 12 days of Christmas. Ten bottles of Hendrick’s Gin. Two bottles of Hennessy VSOP. Louis CK doing stand-up in the dressing room.

 

Tully on Tully plays Brighton Up Bar on Saturday August 17. Weightless out Friday August 16.

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