STUMPS may still be fresh faces to many but make no mistake, this Sydney four piece have wasted no time at all in snatching the attention of music fans, industry heads and tastemakers around the country. Now they’ve unleashed their EP – which is not only a great snapshot of how far STUMPS have come in a short amount of time, but a great introductory piece for newcomers alike. We have a quick chat to the guys.
Hey thanks for chatting to Forte Mag! Firstly, can you introduce yourself to our readers and tell us what you’re all about?
Hey hey! Thanks for having us! We are STUMPS, a four-piece band from Sydney’s northern beaches who like playing fast and fun indie-rock music.
You’ve been supporting Maddy Jane for her EP release, how was that experience?
That was such a fun few shows! We have known Maddy for a little while and were super pumped when we got the word that we’d be doing the run with her. We had the great pleasure of watching our new friends CLEWS blow a few minds each night too. Maddy and her band have an amazing capacity to bring a really big sound and big room vibe to a small room, which is something that we would love to be able to do in our own shows.
How was the process in creating this EP? Did you find anything particularly challenging?
The EP kinda came together piece-by-piece as we started establishing ourselves and finding what we wanted to sound like and enjoyed creating and playing. I can’t think of anything particularly challenging as such, once the songs were together it all fell into place quite smoothly. Our engineer, Fletcher, is a guy we are great friends with and have worked with in other capacities before so he made it nice and cruisy for us.
What was the feeling you were trying to get across with the EP?
I guess the whole thing is kind of just re-telling and reflecting on experiences of being a young adult and those particular snapshot moments or stories that stick with you over time. Those moments like being 18 and walking home from very average local pubs or going to festivals and seeing shirtless hyper-beasts, which we often laugh about with mates and I guess hope that other people can relate to also.
How has it been gaining popularity in such a short amount of time?
We have been super grateful to play some really cool shows and meet some amazing people, so we just plan to keep growing and developing as a band to make sure we get the chance to keep doing it!
Now with the EP launch tour done, what’s next?
Next for us we are planning to get stuck back into writing and getting some new music together. Also later in the year we are looking to play in some spots we haven’t been to yet!
Release: Just Another Stay At Home Son is out now.