Lost Woods on 'Cinnamon', Adelaide, and defining themselves

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Morgan Sette

When did you first start making music and what led you there? Lost Woods started when I met Pete at a mutual friend’s Christmas in July party in about 2014. We were both outsiders there, so we stuck together. The conversation went “You play music? I play music! Let’s start a band.”
Tell us about your new single ‘Cinnamon’. ‘Cinnamon’ is a bit of a departure from the grungey, ‘90s-influenced sound of our previous releases. We tried to focus on creating an ethereal, delicate soundscape, where Pete’s vocals can really shine, I hope we achieved that. The song is about the childhood friends who’ve stayed with you your whole life.
What do you love about making music? It’s heaps of fun. It’s a great creative outlet you get to share with mates. You get to meet other like-minded people, who you wouldn’t necessarily meet in your day to day life. That all combines and creates a little community of musical weirdos, which in a place like Adelaide is pretty awesome.
How would you describe your sound and how did you come to it? I always suck at this, Pete loves really upbeat indie-pop like The Jungle Giants and Meg Mac, whereas Sam and I go for sad, introspective stuff like The National, Moses Sumney and Big Thief. Our sound is most likely somewhere in the middle of that, but much, much worse.
21st of July – Adelaide – The Exeter Beer Garden
26th of July – Adelaide – The Crown and Anchor
2nd of August – Sydney – The Gallery Bar, Oxford Art Factory
4th of August – Sydney – Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice
5th of August – Melbourne – Whole Lotta Love

Lost Woods will perform at Whole Lotta Love on Sunday August 5. ‘Cinnamon’ is out now, available to stream in all the usual places.