60 seconds with Bridget Allan

60 seconds with Bridget Allan

When did you first start making music and what led you there?

I started making music from around ten years old, thanks to my family. I was inspired by great songs I heard and was curious to see if I had the skill to create my own.

Tell us about your new album, Nihilism. What is the story behind it? What inspired it?

It’s an emotional journey through the ups and downs of the last year of my life. I feel like I have changed a significant amount from 16 to 17 years old.

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

My band and I make a sort of indie rock music with jazz elements; the lyrics are like self-deprecating poetry. It’s a three-piece of myself playing guitar and singing, Marlon Cini on bass and Jake Hammill on drums and synth. 

There is a greater message behind your music, tell us more about your activism efforts?

I do weekly beach cleans at my local beach to encourage people to see how much plastic is being littered and created unnecessarily, also I am hoping I inspire people to act, and throw away plastic at the beach when they see it! The band and I also love to do charity gigs like recent Oxfam fundraisers, Sea Shepherd Ocean Defence Festival in October and the Paddle Out in January to save the Western Port Bay from AGL’s gas plans. 

Give Bridget Allan’s new album Nihilism a spin via streaming services when it comes out late December. Keep up to date with Allan via her Facebook page and through her Linktree.