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Little Scout Q&A

After completing work on their second record Are You Life (due out in September 2013), Australian band Little Scout took some time out to chat with Sydney Unleashed.

How did you get your start in the music industry?

We just convinced people that we could play our instruments (dubious) and that we have quite a few friends who enjoy consuming beer while watching music (not dubious). Before we knew it, we were getting a bit of radio play and supporting our favourite bands. A cunning plan, right?

Best part of what you do?

Meeting other bands and musicians from all over the place – our experiences have always been inspirational and great fun.

And the worst part?

A crippling eBay addiction.

Any interesting experiences you can share?

We had an interesting, emotional experience when we attempted to play through almost half of Live’s classic album ‘Throwing Copper’ two rehearsals ago. Mel still won’t talk to us for some reason and my guitar now refuses to work.

Favourite album of all time and why?

This question isn’t fair, but today it’s Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.  Jeff Tweedy’s lyrics always knock me over.

Best live performance that you’ve ever seen?

Another tough one.  Portishead at Harvest Festival in 2011 instantly comes to mind…

Favourite bars/clubs/pubs to hang out in?

We love Black Bear Lodge and Brew in Brisbane.  If you invite us along to one in your hometown, we are highly likely to attend.

Take us through a typical day in the life of Little Scout.

It’s mostly a lot of emails flying back and forth among band members about our favourite classic 80’s Australian songs. We usually all contribute in some shape or form as productive members of society. Sometimes we have good days where we write a song or two.  Other days are dedicated to watching back-to-back episodes of The Sopranos.

What are your plans for the rest of the year?

We are releasing our second album, Are You Life, on September 6th. We are also touring with our pals Hungry Kids of Hungary through late August/early September, which we are getting very excited about. Pat is planning to paint his house, but we all know that isn’t going to happen.

Any news or final comments?

Keep an ear out for our latest single ‘March Over To Me’ – Lars Stalfors (The Mars Volta, Cold War Kids, Deap Vally) mixed it and made it sound very fancy indeed!

© Danny Canak

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