It’s Peo­ple power

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - WHAT’S ON -

LAUNCH­ING their big­gest tour yet with a sold-out home­town show, Mel­bourne’s We The Peo­ple (pic­tured) are ex­cited to head north and dis­cover a fan­base in Queens­land. Formed in 2011, the indie quar­tet – front­man James Sey­mour, drum­mer Jon Fer­raro, bassist Phillip Black and gui­tarist Matthew Jen­nings – re­leased their de­but EP, The Truth About Fables, ear­lier this month. We The Peo­ple are in­spired by The Wom­bats, Yeasayer and Josh Pyke. Fer­raro says the influences are ev­i­dent in their sound. ‘‘We are pretty fluid at the mo­ment. We are open to change and mov­ing for­ward,’’ he says. ‘‘Our songs are open-ended, for peo­ple to in­ter­pret any way they want to.’’ Fer­raro says the band is ex­cited to con­nect with a Gold Coast au­di­ence. ‘‘We would love to make some friends up there,’’ he says. ‘‘Our live show is sweaty and fun.’’ For We The Peo­ple, per­form­ing live is the most ex­cit­ing as­pect of mu­sic. ‘‘We want to get peo­ple danc­ing and get them in­ter­ested in what we have to say,’’ says Fer­raro. Sweet­heart is the first sin­gle from the EP and We The Peo­ple have just re­leased a video to ac­com­pany it. ‘‘The song is about be­ing caught in the mid­dle of some­thing,’’ says Fer­raro. ‘‘It’s about find­ing your sweet­heart to work to­gether and fix it. And ul­ti­mately be­come in­vin­ci­ble.’’

We The Peo­ple, Bad Pony and Alaska Homer play The Loft, Chevron Is­land, tonight.

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