Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Trio's Debut Effort a Work in Progress; DIY Record out the Way, Now Ready for Next Step

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Trio's Debut Effort a Work in Progress; DIY Record out the Way, Now Ready for Next Step

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EMERGE'S Calen Le Couteur and Russell Thompson sat down with Fionn Richards and James Eyre Walker from Brisbane trio Requin to talk about their debut EP.

How did the band first form? Is there a story behind the band name?

J: We started at university, that's where I met Fionn and Keeley and that's I guess how it started. We were put together for an assignment and we just really liked the dynamic we had playing together.

Who are your most prominent influences?

F: I feel like with the kind of music that we're trying to write, it's almost like there are no prominent figures or artists that inspire us but it's more just the collection of everyday things that happen. That includes music, film and art, and also just interactions with people.

J: We often don't have a concept for a song but we try out things. Say if we've got momentum building in a section we'll be like "should we be irreverent" and totally chop that momentum off or do we embrace it?

F: It's inspired by what we want to hear when we're listening to music.

What can you tell us about your debut EP The Noisy Miner Swoops Him?

J: It has five songs on it, they vary from angry seasick to incisive toothache.

How was the recording process?

J: Incredibly long, we did it ourselves.

F: With help, an enormous amount of help (laughs).

J: Recording it ourselves was learning how to do a record.

Where did you record?

J: Mostly Fionn's house.

F: Yeah just in different rooms in the house, most of it was in the room that we practice then we moved to the bathroom occasionally for that different room sound.

J: But also we didn't know how to play the songs very well when we recorded the album, hence it taking so long.

I feel like recording in your practice space makes a lot of sense if you are sort of comfortable with it. …

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