Introducing - Spookyland
Get to know four-piece Spookyland, hailed as Sydney's own Bob Dylan.
On the eve of their upcoming Rock And Roll Weakling EP tour, and some support shows with The Lemonheads later in the year, Sydney outfit Spookyland answer a few sneaky questions for us.
Tell us about about yourselves?
We’re are rock and roll band that meets up excited, in synergism as players and as friends.
What kinda tunes we talkin’?
We just like to play with weight, lyrical sentiment matched with music. The beach and parties don’t stir us. I’ve never understood surf music, psych a lot of the time is heartless, drugs aren’t always interesting, that’s not to say that we’re not flexible, any style goes if it’s got conviction and weight.
I usually come in with folk songs, it’s just a starting point for co-creation, we don’t really stop and nut things out, we try to keep it fluid and play what feels good. I guess it’s up to record producers to come in and clean up the mess.
What do you do outside of Spookyland?
It’s hard to sum up I guess and for me to speak for the band. I write all sorts of things, Liam produces music and plays in other projects, Nic too produces and plays in his own band and Nath listens to a heap of things and builds a heap of things.
Any shows coming up?
We’re doing a sling - Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney to launch our EP, Bigsound in Brisbane, a couple more festivals later on, then CMJ in New York and a crack at Europe and the UK. Gig info should be listed on our Facebook page:
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
Playing live and recording for the next thing.
Where can we hear more of your music?
The new EP is up on iTunes (buy HERE) and some of the upcoming stuff will be played in the live setting.