What have you been up to since we last chatted?
Quite a bit. We finished up an East Coast tour (Sydney/Melbourne/Adelaide/ Regional VIC/NSW) with the Bodyjar NTR show at The Espy – which was such a fantastic show.
Since then we had a bit of a lineup change and we've been busy writing new tunes.
So, the bands lineup has changed, tell us about the new guys ?
We have gotten a new guitarist, Hayden. He used to play and sing in A.U.D.I.O, so we know him well and he brings left handed guitar skills and the guy can sing, so harmonies have doubled overnight. Our new bass player Rian, was actually playing bass for a band that we played with at the Bodyjar NTR show. We liked what we saw... made him a horrible offer he could have easily refused...and he's with us now.
Have the new members in the band brought about a change to Strathmore's sound ?
A little bit. Playing with new musicians always brings new ideas and I think the new stuff is perhaps a little bit 'tougher' than our Everynight Tonight EP. We will be playing a few new tracks at our upcoming shows, 'road testing' them as they say before recording them.
Tell us about these shows – who with/where?
We are playing this Saturday October 6 at The Reverence Hotel with our good mates The Jonesez and Strickland. We haven't played at The Reverence since it opened, so we are excited to play there - and to share the stage with great bands. We are at The Corner Hotel on Saturday October 27 with Holliava which should be another great night.
What are your plans for the future?
We will look to record in the coming months. We are currently looking into producers to work with for the record – or records. We may have a enough material for a few releases. We shall wait and see. Outside of that we hope to see more of Oz after the release/s with a few tours.