Q&A: Streetlight Symphony
Define your genre in five words or less:
Synths and electronics with soul.
So, someone is walking past as you guys are playing, they then go get a beer and tell their friend about you... what do they say?
When I heard that band I really wanted to dance… but not as much as I wanted a beer.
How long have you been gigging and writing?
Steve and Az started out writing together in 2009 making hip-hop beats. There were a few acoustic performances in 2010 but it wasn’t until the start of last year that we actually started playing as a live band.
Which band would you most like to have a battle/showdown with?
Streetlight Manifesto. I’d like to know which Streetlight would come out on top.
When are you playing live/releasing your album/EP/single/etc?
We’re launching the new single Oz on Sunday August 12 with a show at The Brunswick Hotel. We are playing with Shoot the Sun and a dude called Friendships who we are super excited to have on the bill.
What can a punter expect from your live show?
We play music to make people dance. So even though there’s not always a lot of dancing, it’s good to expect it so you’re not surprised when it happens. Also, you can expect a remix or two that we’ll play live with our instruments and some samples.
Why should everyone come and see your band?
Because some of our band members live in Adelaide, so it takes a fair bit of effort for us to play together. Plus the single launch is free entry: that should be a reason in itself.
What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
We’ll be giving away CDs of the new single Oz for free at the launch; it comes with a bunch of rad remixes. Or if you don’t like free things it will be available from all good digital stores from August 13.