Greyjoy Greyjoy… Deceptively colourful sounds, as well as the advertised joy

Showcase: Greyjoy

Published on July 4th, 2013 | Jonny Abrams

We love Greyjoy’s new single “Idle Thoughts”, awarding it four quails and describing it as “lovely and groovy and colourful and smothered in sexy psychedelic sauce” in a recent singles round-up, so we fired them over some questions to find out more…

How would you describe your music, if pushed?

Swirly, hazy, dreamy, woozy, groovy.

Where are you based, and what do you use to record with?

We are based in Perth, Western Australia. We use many synths: vintage and new. We also have a pretty sweet home recording setup which means we never have to go to a studio and pay the big bucks!

Are you signed to a label? If so, how did you come to their attention?

Our upcoming EP is being released through Rallye in Japan, but we have not signed to anyone yet.

Is there a full album in the works? If so, what can you tell us about it? (Feel free to be as abstract as you like…)

We are aiming to release another single and then another EP before we release an album. I think we want to wait until we have enough people into our music to warrant the release of an entire album.

Where can we hear your music online?

Which have been your most exciting gigs and/or overall moments so far?

Actually finishing our first EP has been the biggest achievement so far, and hearing that a lot of people are enjoying the singles that are being released from it has been the cherry on top.

Got any more coming up? (Gigs, that is…)

As soon as Matt gets back from his Euro travels, we aim to play as many shows as possible.

Are there any obscure and/or up-and-coming acts that you’d like to recommend or give a shout-out to?

I’m absolutely in love with the Scandinavian electro pop scene right now. Artists like Nonono, Say Lou Lou, Mø and Kate Boy are my favourites at the moment.

Finally, if you were forced to spend the rest of your days in solitary confinement, but were allowed to bring the entire works of five different artists along to tide you over, whose would you choose?

Fleetwood Mac
The Zombies
Kate Bush

Greyjoy, thank you.


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Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.

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