Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Stone Roses, Oasis
Underlights are a Sydney 4-piece that blend rock, blues and a touch of psychadelia. 'Now That You're In Love' is their impressive debut single.
Interview: 24 October 2011
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
We’ve always wanted to sound original. Modern music is fraught with cheap imitation, and wanting to steer clear of that has been a driving force behind us developing our own blend of rock, blues and psych. To us we sound like something we’ve always wanted from Australian music.
What’s the Underlights live show like?
A wall of sound, with tight harmonies and massive instrumentation.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
"Write More Songs!" - This can’t be attributed to a particular person, but we’ve been told from several sources to be continuously writing. Constantly developing and evolving is the key to progressive music.
Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Sydney music community that inspire you.
Producer Paul Mckercher has been a really inspiring person to work with, because he got the best out of us in the studio. The most inspiring Sydney bands around are those doing their own things, like The Laurels, The Go Roll Your Bones and Sticky Fingers.
What’s coming up for you in the rest of 2011 and looking to 2012?
We’ll be releasing an EP before the year is out, then hopefully hitting the festival circuit.
Australian music is…?
...Intriguing...the best Aussie music is reflective of the country itself. Music that echoes the expanse of the country, as well as telling its own story, is important...even if singing in an Australian accent sounds weird at first.