The Cure, Death cab for cutie, Bright Eyes
Disco Nap is brand new Brisbane indie pop, that we've plucked from unearthed and pushed on to the Sounds of Spring stage for their first live performance!
Interview: 14 September 2009
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your sound?
The songs for Disco Nap came about after Ross' previous band Iron On called it a day in early 2008. During this down-time Ross started writing a new batch of songs on his acoustic guitar that would eventually become the demos for Disco Nap. Ross then met up with producer (and now band member) Darek and the pair set about recording an album, calling on friends to add instrumentation and experimenting with synths and digital soundscapes. Over a six month period they gradually pieced together a full length album called "Running Red Lights".
What can the Sounds of Spring audience expect from your live show?
It's actually our first live show as a band so we're not quite sure what to expect at this stage, but like the music of Disco Nap, we're planning on bringing some variety to the indie pop staple. We've been practicing a lot and while our inclusion on the bill at Sounds of Spring came as a big surprise, we're very excited about getting the opportunity!
What were you all doing before this?
Pretty much all the members of Disco Nap were previously in other bands. Ross played in Brisbane indie-rock band Iron On; Darek played in Intercooler and Screamfeeder; Pete has played for a variety of acts including The Disables and Fi Claus; and Stein the young-gun of the band has recently been playing in bands as part of his University course.
What’s coming up in the future?
Following our debut show at Sounds of Spring we're playing Valley Fiesta in October and a headline show at the Powerhouse in November. Next year we're hoping to release our album "Running Red Lights", tour the nation and see what happens from there.
Australian music is?
Dependent on programs such as Unearthed that encourage and foster new acts. I think it's fair to say that if you look around the industry there's a whole lot of acts at all levels of the market that probably wouldn't be where they are today if they hadn't had the initial support of a not-for-profit organisation like the ABC/Triple J.