1. What Do You Look For In A Band?

A band that likes to party, but not too hard. There still must be energy remaining to write those good old-fashioned pop songs. Is forward-thinking, but not too stubborn to learn from our musical ancestors.

2. Keeping Busy

For the past few months we’ve been working on our upcoming debut EP. It’s called Sipping Tea To Make Music To Sip Tea To. It’s been quite a while in the making but it’s very close to being finished, so keep an eye out for the release date. Also, at the moment we are mid-tour on an east coast run with Kite Club. We’ve done Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Melbourne. Our home town is next!

3. Best Gig Ever

We had a really good time at our recent single launch at Brighton Up Bar. We’d just released our debut song ‘Maps’ and all of our mates came down to support us. We had some great support acts on that night including The Dead Heads, Jack & Elmo and Pretty City. Everyone was dancing and having a great time and it really helped remind us that what we were doing was worthwhile.

4. Current Playlist

One of the great things about playing in High-tails is we’re all really open-minded listeners of music and always listening to a wide variety of artists. Felix, our bass player, is a big hip hop fan and has been recently revisiting the discography of The Streets. I have been going through a massive Björk phase, including old Sugarcubes records as well as her newer material. Our guitarist Mason is digging the psychedelic waves of Black Moth Super Rainbow, whilst our drummer Toby has The Roots’ How I Got Over on repeat.

5. Your Ultimate Rider

A bunch of grapes, cheese and crackers, four times gold woven underwear (microwaved if possible) to wear after the show, Bill Clinton to be making us margaritas whilst soloing on his legendary saxophone… and finally, for the manager of the venue to tell Toby how good he looks before, during and after the show with no strings attached. Unfortunately our rider will usually consist of two free beers each and occasionally hitting the jackpot with a $100 drink card.

High-tails play Brighton Up Bar with Kite Club, Fox & Fowl and The Carraways on Thursday November 21.

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