A precociously inspired 21 year old skate rat from Northwest Sydney, Jonathan Boulet makes a brand of ceremoniously uplifting, deeply colorful pop that sounds like something for which you’ve been inadvertently searching but never dreamed you’d find. His debut self titled album is out now through Modular Records.
1. What was the first band you saw live?
The Super Jesus
2. What’d you learn from them?
After watching their drummer play, I decided that from then on I would play with my cymbals as high as they could go so I could lift my arms as high as I could and smash them as hard as I can
3. Got any pre gig rituals?
Not really. It changes, sometimes once we’re all on stage we’ll have a moment of nothing. Or start off with a noise improvisation. What ever we’re feeling like really.
4. What do you think is the most important issue affecting music in nsw is today?
Peoples willingness to create. The majority of bands in NSW will hear someone’s music and decide to replicate the sound because its what they like; a lot of the time unconsciously. This is counter productive to the creative community of NSW. However, there is definitely more and more bands doing their own thing and creating music that is challenging and fresh. Its gaining momentum and the more people get into it, the better the music is going to get.
5. If you weren’t a musician what do you think you’d be doing?
Getting music lessons so I could become a musician.