Snapshot interview with
By Dave Bruce
“Making this ep was both a solitary and collaborative experience. I’m really drawn to both aspects of the creative process. All of theses songs were inspired by either a texture, or a field recording. I really like to use samples with imperfection because they add a human and tangible element to a song. It helps me to connect to an idea as it starts to form because I feel I can connect with something that feels real and relatable.” – Litche
“Working with Woodes and Nrthn was really inspiring, and I feel like it really pushed me as an artist. They are incredibly talented artists and it was really cool to be able to let our creative energies collide.” – Litche
How did you first get into music? How did your career first begin?
My Dad and older brother influenced a lot of the music I listened to as a kid. I started playing the drums when I was 8 years old and took lessons right through school. It wasn’t until I stumbled across production software at the age of 20 that I got really interested in how to make beats. As i learned more about song writing, my passion quickly grew and led me on the journey of being an artist and releasing music.
What kind of music did you grow up on?
Growing up I listened to a lot of rap, rock and punk music. In my later teens I started listening to a lot of Jazz and soul music as well as electronic music.
How do you find the balance between your everyday life and your musical one?
I try to keep balance by surfing a lot, spending time with friends and family, and I also work two other jobs. Il’l usually work on music at night as thats when I’m usually feeling inspired after the days events.
You’ve just released your new EP “Litche”. How did that feel and describe it’s origins and evolution?
It felt great to put out my first body of work. It took about six months to make. Two of the songs are collaborations with friends. I traveled from Newcastle to Sydney via train to meet up with both Nrthn and Woodes throughout winter of 2017 to make the songs Voyage and Winter. The two other songs I made at home by myself in my bedroom.
How do you see your sound progressing in the future? Who are your inspirations?
I’m going to be using some more hands on synths in the future which I think will have an effect on my process and overall sound. My inspirations are mostly down tempo sample based producers. A big one for me is Shlohmo. I am also a big pop music fan and think that loosely rubs off on the way I approach certain aspects of my production.
If someone had never listened to *Litche* before, what song of yours would you recommend them?
I would probably recommend my first release “Look Up”.
Litche’s debut is available everywhere now via La Belle Musique.
Where do you envision yourself to be in your music career 12 months from now?
I would love to have released a second EP and starting to play more shows.
Do you have any plans to tour the EP in 2018? Do you have any plans for an album?
I’ve got no plans to tour at this stage. I’m keen to work on getting a full length album out over the next few years.
If you could pick absolutely anyone to bring on tour with you, whom would you pick? (Dead or Alive)
I’d love to bring my friend Nrthn along. I think his music is incredible.
Are there any venues or locations you aspire to play in the future? What are your major goals or milestones for the future?
I would love to play more shows in Sydney in the future, also The Echo in east LA would be really cool. My goals are to release another EP and then be working on a full length album.
Finally, this is a paragraph dedicated to some quick discovery. Can you tell me your favorite album, artist, movie, holiday venue, drink, meal and person (living or dead) and some brief reasons why.
Album/artist: “Bad Vibes” by Shlohmo – I love all the textures he creates using found sounds around him. I also love how he manipulates vocals to create huge atmospheres. Something which I am really drawn too in my production.
Movie: Interstellar – It blows my mind.
Holiday Venue: Hawaii – It has great surfing and good vibes.
Drink: I really love any type of Tea.
Meal: Authentic Japanese Ramen
Person: My favourite person is stand up comedian Carl Barron – He makes me laugh harder than anyone.
My nickname is “The Amnplifier”. Why? Because around here my focus is on being a conduit for providing greater outcomes that people come here for. My day to day “work” is living in the moment, and I love helping others concentrate on finding their connection to themselves through their experiences.
Why start a music environment? The truth is I love music, I love writing, and I love life. I work with musicians every day, and I feel certain that I will be until they put me in the ground. I have been managing people in businesses of some sort for over thirty five years so along the way I have developed some “wisdom” from my regular and constant “observations”.
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