The Jezabels - MusicNSW

Free from self-imposed pressures and constraints, the band has set about crafting an organic and heartfelt collection of tunes- for the first time in the band’s career, they allowed the music to grow and evolve in the studio. Experimentation was the key word.

What was the first band you saw live?
The first band I had ever seen live was this obscure 90s emo band called the Gloria Record. I don’t nearly listen to them as much as I used to, but it was great at the time.

What’d you learn from them?
Mainly that seeing live music is amazing. I had no idea I was going to end up in a band back then, so I really didn’t pay attention to the finer details.

Got any pre-gig rituals?
I’d really like to make warming up a pre-gig ritual- I don’t warm up enough and it would help to be nice and loose before a show. The four of us tend to have a group hug before we go on- that’s about it.

What do you think the most important issure affecting artists in NSW is?
I personally feel as if there’s an extreme deficiency in small to medium-sized venues. It seems bizarre as NSW has relaxed the licensing laws, but it doesn’t seem as if anyone has taken advantage of it. Having enough diverse venues can help bands get much-needed stage experience so they can then graduate to larger venues.

If you weren’t a musician, what do you reckon you’d be doing?
Before I got side-tracked by this, I was studying Science at university so I could teach it in High Schools- so probably that- or I would be travelling, definitely need to see more of this world.