Our cool-kid muso journo chats to the male half of Angus and Julia Stone in this issue (p42) about lemons and new album, Honey Bones.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IN A WORLD WITHOUT MUSIC?
We’d all spectacularly implode from desire and boredom like sad, burnt-out supernovae.
BEST QUOTE FROM A MUSICIAN YOU’VE INTERVIEWED?
I was once showing [75-year-old producer] Giorgio Moroder how to use an ipad synth when he hugged me and said, ‘Always look forward. Future, youth, technology. That’s the secret to everlasting energy.’ It’s not all that profound, but it was a nice moment and I guess if anyone knows, it’s him.
THE LAST CONCERT YOU HAD TO LEAVE EARLY?
A free-to-air TV talent showcase, I forget which. But they’d stopped serving drinks.
TIPS ON FINDING A WRITING STYLE AND HONING IT?
‘Batshit bonkers or bust’ is a good mantra to start with, then just work your way back. And if you’re consciously thinking about ‘your style’, stop.
AND GUILTY PLEASURES YOU LISTEN TO WHEN WRITING?
Oh god, 808s and handclaps; anything touched by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Prince, ’90s rave cheese, Lenny Kravitz and disco when I’m on a roll. And Rammstein, the Lost Highway soundtrack and neue deutsche härte when I’m stuck in a rut.