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Clevenger on Perth, punk, and his new single

When did you first start making music and what led you there? I started making music from about the age of 12. I grew up on punk music and skateboarding in Perth, playing in a band or writing music was such an obvious escape to me. Cut to many years later and that drive is still there, though the genre has deviated somewhat.

Tell us about your single ‘John Wayne Must Die’. 'John Wayne Must Die' is the first single off Breaking and seemed to be a good representation of the album’s themes. We all have challenges relative to us that we can either overcome or be overcome by. The title itself is referencing the cut and dry, emotionless hero. It’s an archetype that doesn’t exist in the real world.

What do you love about making music? I love it all, writing and performing. I guess music has played such a significant part of my life and my emotional connectivity with the world, my aim or hope is to reciprocate those experiences with my own music.

How would you describe your sound and how did you come to it? It's dark and raw, but you can vibe to it. It's not sugar coated. Electronic music and being a solo performer seemed to be the easiest way to keep writing and lift the ceiling off genres and sounds.

What can we expect from your live shows? Live shows are audio/visual so apart from live electronic performance there's also synchronised projections. The aim is to create a unique experience for the audience.

Clevenger will launch Breaking with a live FM broadcast/Facebook stream from the KISS FM studios on Friday June 29. It’s going down from 6pm and you can check out all the details on where to catch it via Clevenger’s website.