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Coates and Tris­tan Goodall – the two cre­ative minds be­hind five-piece blues and roots band The Audreys (pic­tured) – are em­bark­ing on a Cool Calm and Col­lected tour as a duo. Promis­ing a raw and up­lift­ing show, Coates says her and Goodall are very fa­mil­iar with each other mu­si­cally. ‘‘It opens you up to loose parts of the set that are spon­ta­neous and un­writ­ten,’’ she says. ‘‘It’s re­ally fun on stage with just the two of us. It’s a much more in­ti­mate show. We don’t have a new record to pro­mote, so we don’t re­ally need the band – they are great on a big stage.’’ Coates says a stripped-down at­mos­phere is cre­ated when just the pair are on stage. ‘‘We know each other mu­si­cally so well so songs can take their own path,’’ she says. ‘‘We can lead each other and ex­per­i­ment. We get a bang out of it. ‘‘As a mu­si­cian it’s very stim­u­lat­ing. You have to be very aware of what is hap­pen­ing. Your senses are tin­gling. It’s a real buzz.’’ With Coates wel­com­ing her first child into the world 10 months ago, the band took a break from tour­ing. ‘‘It’s ex­cit­ing to be get­ting on the road again. It’s like com­ing out of re­tire­ment. I have re­ally missed it,’’ Coates says. When The Audreys do get to work on their fourth al­bum, Coates says it is only nat­u­ral she will write about moth­er­hood. ‘‘It’s what be­ing a par­ent does. I think it changes your per­spec­tives about re­la­tion­ships with peo­ple and the fu­ture,’’ she says. ‘‘I am go­ing to rent a pi­ano so I can start writ­ing again. I want new stuff to play. I am start­ing to get ideas and the de­sire to do some­thing.’’

The Audreys play The SoundLounge, at Cur­rumbin RSL, tonight at 8.30pm. Tick­ets are $30.

Taasha Coates and Tris­tan Goodall.

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