Phon­curves find their mu­si­cal mean­ing on an in­die-pop stage built for two young artists who sim­ply trust their feel­ings

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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

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