"We do think of ourselves as a folk band, as it's based in narrative. We'll be the first to say we're the most 'un-folk'band. We never stand around quietly. In saying that, I am not going to downplay there are a lot of gentle moments on the record".
"Grant and Brody came out of two bands in Perth that were quite well known, both of those bands finished up around the same time and they had quite a close friendship. They started hanging out as friends, who now didn't have a project to focus on. That's basically how the band started. Those two throwing around ideas for something that was completely out of their comfort zone".
When Grant and Brody started writing songs and really enjoying the process, they enlisted two members from other Perth bands . When Grant wanted to expand the band into a five-piece, he called on Mark. This seems to be a relatively common practice in Perth. "I think it's natural to think of the people you know who are friends. We are lucky enough to have friends who are pretty decent musicians and good people. That's always been an asset. We've all been around in the music industry for a little bit and don't compromise in the way we present the art."
"We have a necessity of doing things in a 'guerilla fashion!' Brody and myself own a recording studio in Perth, our current bass player is a visual artist and a graphic designer, so he does a lot of the print stuff. And we do have a lot of friends. We do the marketing ourselves and we're very much self-driven and self-managed at all levels. We've been around long enough to know how to do things and how to make them happen."
"We're still fed our media content from international markets, especially the States. If you're listening to the radio (even an independent) it's still majority international content. I think it's an idea of having to be told what's worthy of checking out."
The boys love Melbourne for this very reason. "It's one of our favourite places to play. It does undeniably have one of the most thriving music scenes in Australia at the moment I believe. That is down to the average person's mentality towards the art".
"For whatever reason, and I still don't understand it, people include that as part of their everyday life. They just go out to a venue and see a band with absolutely no agenda, or idea of what is going to be on. That is sadly becoming rarer and rarer."