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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.
 
CINNAMON TOUR 2018
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.