NOELLE FAULKNER

GQ (Australia) - - INSIDE -

WRITER

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.