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Tasmanian 4 Piece "New Saxons" = Short sharp Indie/rock songs. They're our Tassie pick for One Movement.
Interview: 5 October 2010
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your sound?
We have been playing together for just over 12 months but Tim, the lead singer, has been writing songs under the moniker of New Saxons for 3 years. We like to see people dance at our gigs so we don’t write shoe-gaze music, plus heaps of people wear Ugg boots in Tasmania....FACT... and who’d want to look at those.
As music lovers, we all had similar tastes to begin with so it made it easier for us to develop our sound. Being so isolated from bigger music scenes, though the Tassie scene is healthy, means we just go about our song writing our own way. I think we have developed pretty naturally from being four separate musicians to an actual band with a clear idea of how their songs should sound.
What should the One Movement Audience expect at your show?
Not just one movement! But a series of interconnecting movements combined with instrument playing to form one cohesive piece of noise, rhythmical and melodic in nature. In all seriousness, we just want people to have fun.
What are you most looking forward to at One Movement?
Personally, I am really looking forward to playing but seeing the other great bands at the Triple J Showcase will be awesome as well. The festival itself has an amazing lineup so it will be great to play alongside such inspiring musicians.
What’s coming up in the future?
We are looking to play more and really make an effort to play on the mainland where we can reach a new audience, plus we’ll do what we’ve always done which is write songs... and hopefully someone will put one on the Twilight Soundtrack.
Australian music is?
Exciting right now.