DUO LIVING IN HARMONY
Phoncurves find their musical meaning on an indie-pop stage built for two young artists who simply trust their feelings
Abbie Roberts’ and Naomi Hodges’ musical journey began when the two, each studying for a Bachelor of Popular Music, met on the first day of university.
While most of their mates were experimenting musically and collaborating in groups, Hodges and Roberts didn’t entertain the thought of being in a traditional band. They stuck to what they did best – they sang in harmony – and launched The Phoncurves duo, performing dreamy indie-pop melodies with layered vocals.
Roberts says there are many advantages to performing as a two-piece.
“Travelling is easy and we can play anywhere we like,” she says.
“We really complement each other’s skills. Naomi is a mastermind when it comes to effects – she’s like a crazy studio wizard. And she writes beautiful songs.”
The Brisbane-based duo releases a second EP in coming months. New track
Heartstrings is the first taster. Hodges and Roberts both play guitar and piano and alternate vocal duties between songs depending on “who ever is feeling the song the most”.
Both pen songs which reflect personal experiences.
Roberts enjoys challenging herself to “put down exact thoughts” into lyrics.
“You know when you love something so you should trust that and go with your feelings.”
The Phoncurves play The Soundlounge, Currumbin, tomorrow night.
The Phoncurves are Abbie Roberts and Naomi Hodges