5 questions with Ryan.

Photo by Shaun Peckham

Photo by Shaun Peckham

Why Tindrumm?

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.

5 questions with Pete

Photo by Shaun Peckham

Photo by Shaun Peckham

Why Tindrumm?

Playing as a part of Tindrumm I am able to write music that has no rules, we simply play what comes out of each of us no matter what it is that comes out. This is the most natural way for me to work.

What inspires the exploration of new sounds?

I think it is important to move forward in music and I get really bored doing the same thing again and again. Creating new sounds that have not been used before also allows you to put your own stamp of originality on piece of music.

Outside of Tindrumm?

I am a massive animal lover, so outside of Tindrumm I watch an unhealthy amount of wildlife documentaries as well as taking care of my Tarantulas, George and Michonne. I’m currently in the process of telling myself that I will join a gym but I can’t see that happening to be honest.

What headspace do you need to be in during the creative process?

My headspace is different depending on what it is that we're doing. When we are writing material I like to have an empty mind that is clear so I can just hear what it is that I need to play. If we have put together a setlist for a show, before we play the set I imagine we're playing to a room of people that would love for us to sound bad. This give me drive.

Last song you listened to?

The last song I listened to was Bring The Boys Back Home by Pink Floyd. I was listening to 'The Wall' as I did this, Comfortably Numb is playing now.

5 questions with Mat

Photo by Shaun Peckham

Photo by Shaun Peckham

Why Tindrumm?

This band feels like a long lost home. That place that you were searching for but couldn't effect wether you found it or not. I've always wanted to be doing something different, when I saw drummers play I would focus on what they didn't do. Or when I was talking to a drummer I would focus on what they could not play. I would then set out to learn that. I think this has probably helped me in the long run. It has taken me to avenues that go beyond drummer, becoming more of a songwriting element in the band. In Tindrumm I've found my self seeking out sounds rather than the next best "drum beat".

What inspires the exploration of new sounds?

I think for me its all about listening. What I listen to might trigger something further along down the line. Another thing is not disregarding a sound, follow where its taking you. You might end up with a sound that you didn't think was possible.

Outside of Tindrumm?

My main export outside of Tindrumm is my ambient music project Kim's Garden. I release albums regularly, it's a very freeing experience. I perform live as solo or as part of a collaboration. 

What headspace do you need to be in during the creative process?

Writing with Tindrumm can go one of two ways. It will either happen the easy way, or the hard way. Songs can take as long as a few days or they can take months. But every song gets a chance to progress and a chance to show us what it can do. The best way to think for me is to free the mind but to keep analytical about whats going on and always listen to what people are doing. 

Last song you listened to?

Kendrick Lamar - Alright.