It’s been two years since we’ve heard any new music from the boys, but by the sounds of it, they’re back and better than ever. In case you missed it, Melbourne folk-pop duo Pierce Brothers are back in full swing with the announcement of their new EP ‘The Records Were Ours’.
Twenty-eight years of existing and the Sweethearts are still creating amazing opportunities for young emerging female talent in the Geelong region, with the most recent being a chance to tour through Europe to some of the world’s biggest festivals.
Despite his talent, and the sheer volume of praise and support he’s received in his young life, Ben Wright Smith is softly spoken and completely devoid of ego.
When you stop and consider everything that typically goes into a tour, it actually seems like a pretty tough gig. Imagine if, for your work, you had to ride around regional Australia with, say, Greg from marketing or Susan from accounts, living in each others’ pockets. It’d be miserable. The only way it’d work is if you got on with them famously.
Harvesting his skills in song writing, banjo and guitar, Harry Jakamarra has also developed a fascination with Indian classical slide-guitar. The result being a truly raw and unique sound, which many describe as ‘Gothic-Australiana’.
The writing and recording of an album can often be quite a cathartic relief for a band, with many acts renting a house for a period of time to ensure minimal outside distraction in their creative experience.
“Over here it’s a big country and no one knows who I am, so I figured if I come over it might push me into something bigger. Maybe I’ll have a bit more hunger and want to push myself a bit harder. I feel like good artists move to different places and suck that culture in and then spew it out.”
Peking Duk have been helping parties get people on the dancefloor since their inception in 2010, and they’ll be doing just that and more when they head to Karova Lounge in Ballarat for the car park festival.