Q&A: Return To Youth
Define your genre in five words or less:
What do you love about making music?
The creating and experimenting process.
How long have you been gigging and writing?
We’ve been gigging and writing as a band for about a year and a half now.
What inspires or has influenced your music the most?
We each have our own individual influences that we bring to our sound. Musically we are influenced by what we love most about the music we listen to, and we’re always striving for the interesting and unpredictable. Life in general, its experiences, going to live gigs, the people we meet and gigging with other musicians, also inspire us and our direction as a band.
What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed?
Defining success can be quite subjective, but [it is achievable] as long as you love what you’re doing and are ready to put in the hard yards: do the research, learn everything you can from those who have walked the road before you, and reach as many people with your music as you can by playing heaps of gigs. At the end of the day if you have an amazing bunch of people listening to your music and enjoying what you do, as well as working with committed musicians who love experimenting and discovering new ways of creating music, that’s success in itself. Having a great team of like-minded individuals who are involved in the business/promotion and recording side of things helps a lot too.
When are you playing live/releasing your album/EP/single/etc?
We have a single launch coming up at The Grace Darling in Collingwood, with Daydream Arcade and Les Garcons. We’re also currently mixing our EP which will be released sometime towards the end of the year.
If your music was a chocolate bar, which one would it be, and why?
A Willy Wonka bar. They’re not always in your general food stores, and you might not think to search or crave for it, but when you do get your hands on one, you won’t forget it!