Take Five With… Brooke Addamo (OWL EYES)

OWL EYES is Melbourne singer/songwriter Brooke Addamo. Brooke “threads elaborate fantasies of escapism in fictional words into breezy intelligent indie-pop songs. Not to be falsely assured by her honey voice and sweet melodies, Owl Eyes’ songs depict some haunting themes”.

On the eve of her THE ‘RAIDERS’ EP National tour (Tour details here), Brooke took time out for Life Music Media.

:: What track changed your life ::
Across the Universe – The Beatles

:: What is your favourite Album ::
It’s really hard to narrow it down to one because I love different albums according to my moods but one of my all time favourites is Rumours – Fleetwood Mac

:: Favourite Quote ::
Everything happens for reason.

:: When on tour, you can’t live without ::
My phone

:: When you think of Australia, you think ::

:: Worst thing to happen to music is ::
People not wanting to buy albums.

:: Best thing about the current music industry ::
The live music scene.

:: Biggest influence ::
Jan Skub

:: Childhood hero ::
My dad.

:: When you were younger you wanted to be ::
A vet or a violin player.

:: Last album bought ::

:: First album you ever bought ::
Probably one of the Spice Girls albums

:: First concert you went to ::
The Wiggles in concert.

:: Last concert you went to ::
I saw Oscar + Martin at the NSC.

:: Favourite current band ::
I have been listening to a lot of Seekae.

:: Favourite drink ::
A nice wine or cider.

:: Favourite book ::
At the moment I am reading Barrel Fever – David Sedaris it’s good.
My favourite childhood story is the faraway tree.

:: Favourite actor ::
Sean Penn

:: Favourite website ::

:: The best boredom buster is ::
Random youtubing, cooking, watching 30 rock.

:: The best film you ever saw was ::
Almost Famous

:: Your ultimate snack is ::

:: The first thing you do when you wake up is ::
Press the snooze button.

:: Best piece of advice you’ve received ::
Stay true to yourself

:: Your biggest aspirations ::
To be making music for a very long time.

:: Best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received ::
A kitten.

Upcoming Tour Dates – August to October 2011

with Split Seconds

Friday 19 August – THE PALAIS – Hepburn Springs
Saturday 20 August – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB – Melbourne
*NEW SHOW* Sunday 21 August – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB – Melbourne
Wednesday 24 August – BEACH ROAD HOTEL – Bondi
Thursday 25 August – BYRON BAY BREWERY – Byron Bay |
Friday 26 August – SOL BAR – Maroochydore
Saturday 27 August – ALHAMBRA LOUNGE (FANS presents “Wild Parlour”) – Brisbane |
Thursday 1 September – GOODGOD – Sydney |
Friday 2 September – BRASS MONKEY – Cronulla
Saturday 3 September – TRANSIT BAR – Canberra |
Friday 9 September – HOTEL NEW YORK – Launceston*#
Saturday 10 September – THE GRAND POOBAH – Hobart*+# |
Saturday 10 September – REPUBLIC BAR – Hobart*# |
Thursday 15 September – JIVE – Adelaide# |
Friday 16 September – THE VILLA “SPEAKEASY” – Perth#
Saturday 17 September – MALT MARKET BAR – Dunsborough#
Sunday 18 September – NORFOLK BASEMENT – Fremantle# |

OWL EYES is also supporting THE WOMBATS:
Tuesday 11th October – Perth, Challenge Stadium
Thursday 13th October- Brisbane, The Arena
Friday 14th October- Sydney, Hordern Pavilion
Saturday 15th October- Melbourne, Festival Hall
Sunday 16th October- Adelaide, Adel Entertainment Centre Theatre
FULL DETAILS HERE -> The Wombats announce national October tour with Owl Eyes and Faker

# Split Seconds not appearing
* Co-headline with Stonefield
+ Under 18’s matinee show

OWL EYES is also playing at FAT AS BUTTER FESTIVAL – Camp Shortland – The Foreshore Newcastle, NSW on Sat 22 Oct, 2011