Get to know Being Jane Lane

When did you first start making music and what led you there? BJL formed nearly five years ago. I guess we all had the same goals and dreams. We wanted to make music and have the best time doing it.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned since starting out? Communication is a huge thing, you want to be able to have open lines while creating. And just having fun. If you’re not having fun and you don’t love it, there’s no point.

What do you love about making music? There’s no better feeling than creating something that people enjoy. And music goes deeper than that. One day we received a message from a girl that told us our songs were getting her through hard times. That was a really inspiring message, it made the hard work worthwhile.

Tell us about some of the hard yards you’ve had to put in to navigate the music industry? We have played countless shows, for little money. Sometimes to no one. Sometimes to a packed room. But no matter what the show is, it all added to our experience and how we work as a team. Also being spread from GC and Brisbane for so long we have spent hours driving back and forth for practice and for gigs.

What’s can we expect from your debut album? We’ve spent a long time on this album and quite a bit of time writing a whole stack of new material. We’ll release the first single on Friday September 28.

Catch Being Jane Lane at Northcote Social Club on Wednesday October 13, for the Melbourne leg of VB Hard Yards. Register for your chance to be there online at the VB Hard Yards website.