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60 Seconds With... Eliza Hull

Define your genre in five words or less:

Electronic pop.

 

What do you love about making music?

I just love the expression part of it. it’s a way to let go for me. I love the feeling of just sitting and writing a song on my piano and then making the song grow.

 

What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

My debut EP, Dawn is out now in all good record stores.

 

When’s the gig and with who?

I am launching Dawn at the Toff In Town with my band on Thursday May 31 with support from Sophie Koh. I am so excited to finally have the EP out there to share!

 

How long have you been gigging and writing?

I have singing since I was five, and I wrote my first song when I was about 15, I have been writing ever since then. I started performing when I moved to Melbourne from Wodonga when I was 18. I started performing with an original band Describe Eliza, and also performing with DJs singing such as Tigerfunk and Mixstress. I am really excited to be releasing something under my own name for the first time.

 

What inspires or has influenced your music the most?

Other artists with a similar style like Lamb and Portishead. Melbourne artists like Ainslie Wills, Haarlo, Hayden Calnin and Texture Like Sun. Writing poetry, relationships, life and the two producers who helped me with this release Jonathan Steer and Leigh Fisher.

 

Tell us about the last song you wrote.

I just recently wrote a song with Hayden Calnin titled Ghosts. It was an absolutely pleasure working with him. We pretty much wrote, produced and recorded the song in one day and it’s something I am really proud of.

 

What's your favourite song, and why?

My favourite song is Goreki by Lamb, because it still feels like it’s the first time I am listening to it when I have listened to it so many times. Plus it gives me goose bumps.

 

How do you balance making and playing music with your other commitments?

I like to have balance. I do a lot of writing myself; I write poetry and work at Australian Poetry. I also run a music blog with some others called Large Noises. I love doing a lot of different things – it keeps life interesting.