Our next installment of our Fresh Music nights is tonight, and it’s all about local musicians. Restless Natives are one of the bands on the bill so we decided to have a chat to them ahead of the night’s festivities.
How would you describe your sound and how did you come to the kind of music you’re creating?
We are a rock trio with a loud but catchy alternative sound. We share similar musical interests, such as the Foo Fighters, Nirvana and many others, and the writing style compliments the louder distorted sound.
What’s your favourite song from your catalogue to perform live and why?
Our favourite song to perform is a song called ‘Bishop’, because it gets people dancing and is really enjoyable to play because of our energy and chemistry as a band.
If you could crowd surf in the mosh of any musician/band, who would it be and why?
As for crowd surfing, new bands like Violent Soho, Royal Blood and King Gizzard, who are energetic and entertaining would be awesome to crowdsurf to – purely because their sounds lend well to use of chaotic body movements.
How do you think being located regionally has affected your music?
Being in Geelong makes it easy to get gigs and establish a local name for ourselves, as well as making it easier for our friends and fans of the band to attend gigs. As for actually affecting the music itself, Geelong’s got grey clouds most of the time, so I guess our music has grey clouds most of the time too, but we cover it with swagger.
What are you currently working on in the band?
As of now, we are getting ready to record three new tracks with a recording group that we are really proud of, and an EP may be in the works towards the end of the year.
What’s been the biggest moment of your band’s career so far?
Our biggest moments at this stage are few and far between because we are fairly fresh, but gigs are big moments for us to show people what the three of us can do.
How did you hear about Courthouse Youth Arts?
We’ve all known about Courthouse Youth Arts for a few years, so I suppose mutual friends and online advertising would be the way we all found out about it.
Tickets are $5 and you can purchase them here. It all kicks off at 7pm, with doors open at 6.30pm. The other bands on the bill are Square 1 and Trick Gypsy.
Image via Restless Natives socials.