Q&A: Owl Eyes
Owl Eyes aka Brooke Addamo.
Define your genre in five words or less:
Whimsical, synthy pop.
How long have you been gigging and writing?
I have been writing since I was 16. I fell in love with music after starting singing lessons at the age of 12; from there I pretty much lived on stage. I decided to use the moniker Owl Eyes a few years ago and have been writing and performing under that name ever since.
What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed?
Apart from having great music and an awesome live show I feel like it's really important to have a strong online presence to touch base on a personal level with your fans. I also think it's important to stay present in media outlets such as street press or radio. Obviously the thing that’s always essential is to tour a lot and get your name out there.
Do you have any record releases to date? What are they? Where can I get them?
Currently I have two EP’s; Faces and Raiders which can be purchased in stores or online. A new EP Crystalised will be released soon, but will only be sold exclusively at my upcoming shows in May until sold out. The single of the same name is available now on iTunes.
When are you doing your thing next?
I am about to head out on an Australian east-coast tour to celebrate the release of my new single Crystalised. It’s been exciting rehearsing for the tour because we’ve been playing around with some new songs from my upcoming album as well as working on a super fun cover mash up.
Do you have a pre-gig ritual? If so, what is it?
I usually drink a glass of warm water with honey in it, make a lot of strange noises to warm up my voice and jump around to help get the adrenaline flowing.
If you could go on tour with any musician or band, who would it be?
I would love to go on tour with Jamie xx or SBTRKT in the hope that they would want to collaborate with me.
OWL EYES plays The Toff In Town on Sunday May 20 and the Northcote Social Club on Tuesday May 22.