Holly Throsby, Camera Obscura, Feist
Little Scout has emerged as fresh purveyors of fine pop music with a touch of fragility. With the help of a triangle, casio beat and a tamborine, the band took to the bright lights of the stage in May 2008.
Interview: 18 August 2008
Can you tell us how you developed your sound?
We started out really simple, with all of our songs coming from acoustic guitar to piano. The sound has expanded as we introduced more people and more of a solid rhythm section.
So Little Scout, cute name, how'd it come about?
Pat came up with it on a whim, and the words sound nice together. We like to think it reflects our sound – brave and happy, but also reflecting that feeling of being lost in the woods without a compass.
You only got together a few months ago, what were you doing before this?
We spent a lot of time singing joke songs and playing Sufjan Stevens covers in Mel's lounge room and having a career crisis upon finishing uni. We also all spent a lot of time playing the wrong instruments in other bands, usually instruments we weren't very good at that left us frazzled and confused at practice. One of our members had a brief stint as a piano accordian player, although the lack of tartan ultimately led to their downfall.
Two of you are sisters, what's that like?
Highly convenient, and generally pretty glorious. The Tickle sisters tease their band brothers a lot.
What's coming up in the future?
Hmm... lots and lots of shows, more bad dancing, and hopefully a tour very shortly. We have a million new songs racing around our heads so we would love to record another EP and tour it early 2008.
Australian music is?
Full of surprises, and freaking amazingly dynamic and fun. The amount of sweet bands there are in Australia is infinite.