"There's no real set way to do the EP, it always seems to change. You hear something in your head and you write lyrics and stuff.I couldn't sit down and write a song - it has to happen by accident and if you have to stay focused and write it."
He cites his musical taste as lying with classic artists like Neil Young. "I enjoy that acoustic one man guitar thing, but also with the band as well. I've got a band that plays with me, but that happened after the recording thing. It is nice to be able to do both, I'll do songs myself on the acoustic - but it's nice to open up with the band and show the two sides'
"For a long time I was just a guitar player. I played since I was 12 and it was all about the guitar, then towards the later part of my teens I got into singing and songwriting as well. Now it is a combination of the three."
"I'm Influenced by a lot of people and bands 'especially the ones that play a lot of guitar, The Beatles, The Stones, Led Zeppelin, also their influences and stuff. A lot of old blues music. Songwriting, I am always listening to Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell - I like older music. I'm really interested in the roots of music (folk music)."
Even though he may love the old classics, Hamish is still young at heart. You'll catch him enjoying Melbourne's rooftop bars in his downtime: he told me his favourites are Siglo's and the Toff, as well as listening to the Alabama Shakes and seeing as much live music as he can "Melbourne is such a good place, we are spoiled."
If you're into Hamish music it may well be worth frequenting those places as the video clip for 'Winter' was shot by friends! "It worked really well, we talked to our friends told them to bring their friends, it was a really nice vibe to have drinks and play in front of friends. I'm really happy with the production."
When I asked about any downtime Hamish may have coming up, that maturity that's seen him go places kicked in, "you can't sit around doing nothing, you need to keep writing and you'll have a whole bunch of new songs. I think there is a lot of really great Australian music. I've been talking to people from overseas and it's amazing how many people talk about Tame Impala. Australia very much has a reputation around the world for great music." And it seems Hamish is on that road too.
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