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Silver Morning
Australia/English

Silver Morning

How do you write your music? Since my childhood I liked music. When I was a kid I just noticed it around. At age of 10 I began to buy my first CDs, at age 14 I began to look on the Internet to the artists that I heard when I was a kid. At the same age I started playing the guitar. At 16-17 I started creating my own simple things – chord progressions that I liked, some melodies. Suddenly at 19 I started writing songs. Without a reason. I just felt that ‘now I can, now I know enough to do it’. That’s how it started. What song of yours is the one you like the most? I like all of them, actually. But if you ask for the one. It’s ‘Close’. An instrumental song I wrote in 2012. The most beautiful one. It has everything I thought of and felt back then. That is why it’s my favorite. How do you write your music? I usually play around with my guitar, or Garage Band/Logic Pro. Then I find some interesting short musical combination and revisit it until I have something. Usually this something forms a basis for the song. After that I add things until I feel it’s complete. The last thing is to write lyrics, which usually takes around two weeks for me. I usually play around with my guitar, or Garage Band/Logic Pro. Then I find some interesting short musical combination and revisit it until I have something. What influences do you have? The influences are quite broad. Though the core are Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Killers, Nujabes, Pearl Jam, Red hot Chili Peppers. What´s the best experience you have had with your project? Finishing a song. Every time. When it’s done and you hear it for the first time – the final version, it’s always the best part. What plans do you have this year? To keep making music. If someone listens to it too, that’s great. If I’m the only one who likes it, that’s good too. Mention something you don´t like… Keep Reading

Sonic Masala Records
Australia/English/Label

Sonic Masala Records

Pretty simple really. It started back in December 2009 in Minehead, at the My Bloody Valentine-curated ATP festival A Nightmare Before Christmas. My mate Paul and I were up at 4 in the morning and he was making one of his (in)famous curries (they are actually really good) drinking beer and listening to music. I think I had put on Turnpike, this band from Australia that next to no one knows about but are brilliant, and we said we needed to do something about music, seeing as we spoke about it all the time, and spent so much money and effort in buying records and watching gigs. Sonic Masala the blog was born. Sonic Masala the gig night came out of a reaction against the myriad venues and gignights that wouldn’t pay the artists (even a lousy rider); and Sonic Masala the label (along with another guy, Nathan Pickels) from trying to give bands that were struggling to get heard a platform to create a tactile release. What song of yours is the one you like the most? Well this is fairly contentious, seeing as I haven’t written any of the songs and want to remain fairly impartial. So Ill just list my favourite song from each release: What influences do you have? It’s hard to pin down my musical influences, as the eclectic nature of the Sonic Masala roster clearly shows. I have a strong passion for the Australian music scene, and especially the fermenting sonic wasteland that is Brisbane, my hometown. But I love anything that gives me a strong emotional kick to the guts – whether it be something eloquent and devastating like Dirty Three, or something visceral and heart-thumping like Pale Heads (the new project featuring Tom from The Nation Blue) or Danyl Jesu. And it’s global – I will always support Aussie music first and foremost, I nevertheless am always looking far and wide – one of my favourite albums of last year was by a Serbian band called Vvhile. I don’t have time to hate music – if I hate it, I don’t listen to it. What´s the best experience you have had with your project? Being quoted in the Independent;… Keep Reading

Enter Reality
Australia/English

Enter Reality

Enter Reality began as a band in early 2012. We’re five everyday people from Sydney Australia with a passion for music. We are a five piece band consisting of two guitarist, Adam and myself, bassist Aaron and Kurt on the drums, and Rachel on vocals. The guys all played in a band called Simulacra before but reshuffled their line up and added a second guitaris, me. Rachel who played keys in the old band stepped up to the lead vocal role and an entirely different band was formed.   What song of yours is the one you like the most? My favourite song from the first EP is Persona. It was the first song we wrote. You can listen and download it for free on Soundcloud. How do you write your music? The music is a collaborative effort. The process usually begins with Adam, then we all work on arranging his ideas into songs. I’ve been recording pre-production for our second EP and we wrote it entirely on a computer in our studio using Ableton and a PodFarm. What influences do you have? We’re all into metal and I’d say it’s a very big influence on the band. We all listen to a lot of different styles of music but we’re also influenced by our environment and the state of the world and so that is a big influence on the music as well. What´s the best experience you have had with your project? For me I would say the best experience is getting out there and playing shows to people you don’t know and just doing the best you can. Being on the road with the band has been some of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Being on the road with the band has been some of the best experiences I’ve ever had   What plans do you have this year? We’re recording our second EP later in the year and have a single coming out in late june or early july. We all have careers outside the band so we’re always busy and can’t tour or play… Keep Reading

Nathan Lomas3
Australia/English

Nathan Lomas

I began writing/recording back in 2012. I’ve always loved the idea of songwriting and how it is limitless, you can write a song 50 different ways. I am a solo artist, so i write and play all the parts to my songs. I guess it works best as i can play what i hear in my head. Sometimes parts can take weeks to come together, its all about patience… What song of yours is the one you like the most? – My best song is definitely Far From You. You can listen/buy it on iTunes. What influences do you have? – I listen to so many different artists. I’d have to say Dave Grohl is a massive influence of mine. Just how passionate he is about music inspires me all the time. Another would be Anthony Green. His lyrical abilities are amazing. Acoustically i love City and Colour, his songwriting capabilities are so genuine. What´s the best experience you have had with your project? – Being able to meet so many amazing people through my music. So of the best experiences of my life have been playing gigs/hanging out with people who just love music. What else could you ask for? What plans do you have this year? – I’m currently recording my debut EP ‘Stupid Things’ to be released later this year. I’ve got all brand new material on it that is by far the best I’ve ever written. I can’t wait to share it with everyone. Mention something you don´t like about your project. – I sometimes feel like because i write all the songs/music, it can get a bit boring/similar to myself and others. I constantly look for new ways to write a song. I don’t believe in the “formula” writing of a song. A song should come straight from your soul, you should be able to listen back to it and think “wow did i really write this”. A song should come straight from your soul, you should be able to listen back to it and think “wow did i really write this”… Mention the biggest… Keep Reading

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