Love your music.. Heard you last night @ great northern. Well done guys keep it going. Huge fan. X
Saw you guys for the second time at the kings x hotel, even more amazing than the first time. Much respect to you. Absolutely love what youre doing. Very excited for the new release from what I heard there. I’ll have to make a mock facebook just to keep informed.
Regards, probably your biggest fan,
Heard you today at Kirribilli markets, and bought your CD. Listening to it now. Absolutely loving it, wonderful stuff!
Amazing! When are you coming to Canberra again?
Are you guys in Canberra this week?
Caught the pop up gig on Glebe Point Road on Tuesday night – fantastic!
You guys are great. Love every song on your CD.
Best group of guys out there man. You guys are legendary musicians and just down right nice guys. So good to meet you and share in your music. See ye all soon. Peace. Mark and Kasia.
Awesome guys just watched you play at the Gearin, hats off to you all. So talented and down to earth thank you for a wonderful night. Xoxo
Switzerland is waiting for you! Love your sound, hope to see you one day in europe!
Hope to catch you guys on the 14th Nov in Adelaide
Saw you guys in Canberra once, you were great! Particularly the drummer!
Put your lyrics up :) x
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You Guys are amazing, I found your music while looking for something new and what I hear was amazing, I’m from Mexico and you absolutely kick ass! Really enjoy your music and hope I can see you live one day!
Saw you at the Seymour a couple of weeks ago. Got your EP then and have been playing ever since. Thanks for the great music.
Saw you guys at the Seymour the other week. Bought your CD and have been listening to it ever since. Great. Thanks for the music. Where are you playing next and what’s the best way to find out about upcoming gigs?
First off I want to say awesome blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you
do not mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts
before writing. I have had a hard time clearing my mind
in getting my thoughts out there. I do take pleasure in writing but it
just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost just trying to figure out how to begin.
Any recommendations or hints? Appreciate it!
You’e doing outstanding job guys. Keep it up! I wish you a good continuation.
Hats off from Morocco
Lachlan from BWG. Sorry for the late reply – the band doesn’t really check our WordPress that often.
Songwriting is such a subjective process. There is no right or wrong way to approach it, but maybe I can help by providing my insight into the way I work with songwriting.
Firstly, I don’t start by thinking out ‘want I’m going to write’ exactly. I think this narrows the creative path immediately before you even have a lyric or melody. Usually, I’ll be playing something on guitar and a rhythm or melody I like comes out of nowhere. That’s really my first step – jam. You’d be surprised how quickly these ideas develop themselves. You’ll sometimes hate what you start with, but persistance is the key here. Generally for me, a progression or melody comes first. Very rarely do I write out a set of lyrics and put them to a progression.
Once I have this, I will start singing jibberish over the top. Though this may seem so silly, I believe in the power of the subconscious mind. You may not know what you’re writing about in your present thoughts, but there is a subconscious drive which steers the direction and tone of the song. Sometimes I will get a lyric or two in and other times I can write a whole song in that one creative sitting. I’ve had times when I just say to myself, ‘this line makes no sense’ or ‘this is out of context’, but lyrics can always be banked and used for another day. Perhaps it doesn’t fit right now, but a song you write tomorrow may be more suitable…When I’m looking for lyrical inspiration or words to depict a situation, I visualise the scene I’m setting in my mind and create a virtual movie. I ask myself simple questions – what’s happening here? / what can I describe? / how does something feel? etc.
The last thing I want to add is that when you first start writing songs, they are more than likely going to be shit. Everybody has written shit songs (unless you’re a crazy prodigy) so don’t let this discourage you. I have written some absolute shockers…for memory, I wrote about 6 songs about my girl problems, (even one song about how to tell the time!) before I even thought of expanding my horizons. You have just got to suck at it before discovering a process that works for you.
(FYI – this is not to say all songs written about girls are shit. It’s just where I started as a lyricist…and the songs were terribly sappy.)
Have faith in your creative ability – with practice, you will one day discover your true potential.
All the best,
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