It may have been five years, but Izzy Losi and the Auracles are bursting back into the music scene and are ready for all it throws their way.
Fronted by their songwriting and piano playing vocalist Izzy Losi, the Geelong trio have just released two singles from their forthcoming EP ‘The Only Constant Is Change’.
This is the first time the band has released new music since their debut, ‘Outlast The Storm’ in 2012 which featured five songs. Coming as a nice surprise to Izzy and the Auracles, the first single from the new EP, ‘Change’ reached number one on triple j’s Unearthed charts.
“Last time we released was five years ago so we kind of weren’t sure, but we’ve been on again, off again, actively doing things and I started a mailing list when I started gigs years and years ago. I guess I underestimated that we do have a bit of a fan base already and it’s not like it’s the first time we’ve ever released so I think that’s helped a lot,” Izzy says.
Last year, she took a step back from her full time ‘traditional’ job as a teacher to focus on getting back into the music scene, and says that the transition was quite daunting to begin with, but knows it was something she had to do.
“As soon as I decided, I was like ‘am I doing the right thing’. I hadn’t really been keeping up with it [the music scene], which makes me a little bit sad, but now I want to work on educating and showcasing musicians…it’s definitely worth it.”
When writing for ‘The Only Constant Is Change’, Izzy drew on her personal life during her time away from the music scene and her journey into adulthood to produce the powerful ballads that are on the EP.
“The time that I’ve taken away from music, I’ve had big things happen to me in my life that helped me develop as a person and getting into adult life. Being serious about adult life kind of showed me that I rushed into it. I’ve always done everything by the book – gone to uni, being this model citizen and I realised that it’s not actually what I wanted.”
According to Izzy, she found her authentic sound by sticking to what she knows and staying true to her inner musicianship, rather than swaying towards what she believes is most popular now with electronic music.
“I’ve always just done what I know, which is singing and playing piano. I’ve mostly written everything on piano and I think that makes a lot of point of difference. My influences are artists that are generally in the genre of singer/songwriter/folk kind of thing and storytelling.”
Continuing to reach new heights, the band have several EP launch shows coming up this year, as well as a performance at this years Queenscliff Music Festival so get on down and support a fantastic local act who are nothing short of success.
When & Where: The Barwon Club, Geelong – May 21, Musicman Megastore, Bendigo – May 26, Karova Lounge, Ballarat – June 1 & Uniting Queenscliff, Queenscliff – June 10.
Izzy Losi will also be performing solo at Flying Brick Cider Co on June 23.
Visit the website for tickets and more information.
Written by Molly Slater.