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Way Dynamic, the bedroom pop outfit charming Melbourne with their beautiful melodies

Music divine for beers in the afternoon sun.

Coming from Ballarat, how did you first get into music and what led you there?

My friends were making great music and I wanted to join in. In hindsight, it was great to have a scene small enough that everyone could be friends and play with each other all the time. [Ballarat band] The Grim Fandangos, admittedly, probably kickstarted my desire to play in bands.

Tell us about your new EP What It’s All For Now. What is the story behind it? What inspired it?

The EP basically came together in a day. I wanted to get out of the rut of labouring over arrangements and mixes. So I wrote some songs one morning, trying to be non-judgemental, and recorded it that day. It’s about feeling generally dissatisfied and somewhat resentful: in of itself, a rut.

You’ve also been a member of Totally Mild, Hollow Everdaze and Emma Russack’s band. How does the philosophy behind the Way Dynamic project differ from these acts?

There’s a heavy emphasis on the harmony and arrangements in the songwriting. And so far, it’s not really confined to any specific sound/genre. It’s just good to experiment. 

How would you describe your sound and how did you come to it?

It’s a bit all over the place. But there is always guitar, drums, and bass -- sometimes piano. I like making those ‘Wrecking Crew’ type arrangements that are all over pop hits from the '60s -- but Way Dynamic also sounds a bit more local too.

What can we expect from your launch show at The Cactus Room?

One can expect to find Emma Russack, The Stroppies, and us. We will be selling some tapes too. I ultimately expect it will be a great time. 

Way Dynamic comes to The Cactus Room in Thornbury on Friday November 23. Ticks on the door.