Julian Temple is back in Australian and naturally he’s banded up with fellow talented musician Jesse Morris. We had a chat with Julian about the “other side”, Australia’s appeal and life on the road.
Hi Julian, thanks for taking the time to chat with us, how are you and what are you up to at the moment?
I’m feeling revived after a day off up around the Northern Rivers area. The first leg of the tour was pretty full on!
So being from different parts of the world, how did it come about to do the tour together?
Jesse and I have kept in touch after doing a few shows around NZ about 10 years ago. Every few years we get together for a few more.
And how have the first lot of shows gone?
All the shows have been really well received so far. We’ve done all kinds of different gigs from day time markets to back country pubs! Learning all the different lingo, for example Toowoomba is known as the Womb!!
Being on the road together, artists often have different ways of coping, what are yours?
Surfing to keep fit and sane is a must for me!
As you’re back in Australia again, what’s your favourite thing about Australian life?
Love, love, love Australia… People really seem to enjoy and support original, live music here which is a major plus. I love the diversity in lifestyles around the place. Love the surf culture and being able to jump in the water with just board shorts on is amazing! Well I guess up north anyway…
Your song ‘Cayucos’ contemplates what’s on the “other side”, through life have you came across the answer yet?
Ooh that’s a tricky one. I think that even if I had the answers I’d keep searching … It’s the tour that keeps me going! Getting to the next show. And I mean that both figuratively and literally.
That track is from your album which came out about six months ago, how have all the songs been translating live?
Some of the songs work really well solo and some I just can’t really do without the full band. Next time I’ll bring the full noise!
Having spent quite some time together now, how would you describe each other in three words?
Generous, alive, and slightly reptilian hahahaha!!! Love the guy!
What’s the biggest thing you have in common?
‘The Tour’ and the love of touring!
Thanks again for taking the time to chat with us, are there any last words of wisdom you’d like to leave our readers with?
Come to the gig!!!
When & Where: Retreat Hotel, Brunswick – April 27, Pistol Petes, Geelong – April 28, Babushka Bar, Ballarat – April 29, Odyssey Tavern, Mt Duneed – May 1 (12pm) & Mordy Supper Club, Mordialloc – May 1.