Its the answer to a lot of obvious questions in my life. For me it's always been important to look forward in every aspect, and having that in a creative sense is even more crucial. Songs serve as reminders and sound serves as a future.
What inspires the exploration of new sounds?
I love hearing new things, the smallest thing can trigger an idea in my head, generally though what inspires me the most is being in the room with everyone and just working through things and then tearing them apart and starting again, then sometimes someone will just hit a note in a certain way and it can spark an emotion, thats essentially where ‘1864’ started.
Outside of Tindrumm?
Last year I slowly started to get into photography after acquiring a SLR, it's mostly just a hobby but I have a lot of fun doing it and it's also led me into bits of filming & editing etc. I enjoy reading when I get time and at some point in my life I’d like to write a book.
What headspace do you need to be in during the creative process?
I can be easily distracted by various elements in my life so I just need to be in focus, something we are quiet good at doing in Tindrumm is side-lining ideas if they don’t appear to be fitting with how we feel in the moment, its a healthy process and means we create pretty rapidly which helps a lot with my type of focus.
Last song you listened to?
There is a lot of great music coming from Australia at the moment, I've had the new Methyl Ethyl recording ‘Ubu’ pretty much on repeat since I first heard it.