Rite of passage
STONEVILLE musician Kym Redmond is excited ahead of the launch of her new EP Higher Passage alongside her bandmates from the Band of Missfits next week.
Band of Missfits also features Greenmount musician Melanie Dius, Lee Matheson, of Maylands, and Ellenbrook musician Paul Smith. “We formed in 2015,” she said. “I was not satisfied being a solo artist after releasing my solo album What’s Left Behind in July of 2015 and wanted to be backed by a full band.
“So I put my feelers out on Bandmix, an advertising site for musicians looking to play with other musicians.”
Redmond said Band of Missfits’ sound was inspired by various musical influences.
“The hardest challenge I’ve faced have been the knock- backs from industry professionals,” she said.
“It’s hard being the singer, songwriter and manager all at once.
“The knock- backs are like a punch to my core. I take it hard because it’s my heart and soul in these songs. I pour everything into them, they are all pieces of me, so the knockbacks sometimes leave me questioning my own worth.
“I think having the tenacity to keep going is the most important thing though, when the love for what I do is so strong it drives me.”
Band of Missfits will launch Higher Passage at The Den at the Civic Hotel, Inglewood on Friday, June 15.
Band of Missfits.