Interview by Stuart Blythe
The Lulu Raes are about to embark on a national headline tour in support of their recently released EP ‘All Our Parents Are Divorced’. We caught up with Angus from the band for a chat.
You’ve recently released your EP ‘All Our Parents Are Divorced’ . Tell us a little about the album.
It’s our first proper release that isn’t just a single/video, and we’re pretty proud of it. We thought it was time our fans had something they could put on the mantle piece. In terms of the tunes, it’s pretty varied, with every track being different in it’s own way, but they’re all about having a good time.
Do you enjoy the writing/recording process or prefer touring and playing live shows?
It’s hard to really compare them, because they’re such different beasts. Writing and recording has a bigger pay off in the end, and that moment, sitting in the studio listening to everything you’ve done while you’re all cheering and having a beer is incredible. Of course, touring is insane, and it’s kind of ridiculous that we get to go to all these great places and play music with our best friends.
You have a national tour kicking off in September 2016, what can punters expect from your live shows?
It’s gonna be full of tunes you can dance to, with some brand spanking new ones never heard before. People are gonna love the new ones we reckon. There’s some absolute bangers that are fun to play. Real get up and jump around sorta stuff. Might even be some tracks we’re going to put on our first full length LP when we get around to making that.
After your tour what do you have planned for the rest of the year?
We’ve got a few little shows planned that we can’t get into talking about just yet. Just a couple to keep us sane. Look out for announcements about that on our social media in the future. We’re also heading up north for a little bit to smash out some writing for our first full length album, then it’s into the recording studio to start laying down tracks and make magic. Can’t wait.
Is there anything you would like to say to our readers?
Thanks for being legends and come say hi to us if you ever spot us. We’re nice boys, we promise.
—– Quick Questions —–
:: What track changed your life ::
‘Locomotive’ By Guns N’ Roses. Lead tracks on that changed my guitar playing for ever.
:: Biggest influence ::
:: Name a band or artist we should checkout ::
:: Favourite Quote ::
“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”
:: Three words to describe the last few years ::
We worked hard
:: Three words to describe the year ahead ::
We’ll work harder
THE LULU RAES
ALL OUR PARENTS ARE DIVORCED EP TOUR 2016
w/ Special Guests WILD HONEY
Tickets available from www.theluluraes.com
FRI 09 SEP | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW (18+)
SAT 10 SEP | TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA ACT (18+)
THU 15 SEP | NORTHCOTE SOCIAL, MELBOURNE VIC (18+)
FRI 16 SEP | PRODUCERS BAR, ADELAIDE SA (18+) **
FRI 30 SEP | BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD (18+)
SAT 1 OCT | SOL BAR, MAROOCHYDORE QLD (18+)
** WIld Honey Not Appearing