Q & A With Australian Indie Pop Band – Twin Lakes

Q. Where are you from?

A. We’re all from Newcastle, Australia which is a coastal city about 2 hours drive north of Sydney.

Q. How do you feel about the present state of the music industry?

A. I think it’s easy to feel pretty bad about the present state of the music industry in terms of sales and what not, But to be honest, I think it’s one of the most exciting times to be apart of it. There’s just so many ways to get your music heard now which may not result in record breaking sales but does wonders for getting your name and music out there. There are so many bands out there who would never have gotten the attention they have now if it wasn’t for the internet. So I think it’s quite an exciting time because you just don’t know what’s going to happen next and how it will effect you. It’s about setting the trends and not following them, being interesting, unique and intriguing. There’s just so much potential, you just have to find out how it can work for you, which can be quite frustrating but a nut we’re willing to crack.

Q. Does going gold or platinum matter to you?

A. No not really. Our main concern with music is to create songs that are interesting and challenging to us and packaging them in a way that will be hopefully stimulating and captivating for others. If the result is gold or platinum sales, then great, but it’s not our number one concern or drive. As long as the music stays true to us and is fun to do, then that’s all that matters I think.

Q. Would you prefer to be independent or signed to a major?

A. I think independent is the way for us. I was in another band a while back and we pretty much did everything we could in hope of signing to a major and it basically sucked all the joy out of everything we did cause we were trying fit ourselves into too many different molds that people wanted us to be. Independent all the way I say. That way you can stay completely true to your own intentions and answer to no one but ourselves.

Q. What are you currently working on and how can the people find you?

A. We’re currently working on finishing our debut EP, which we’re hoping to release in April sometime. But keep a look out for one of our shows up or down the east coast of Australia though. If you’re searching for us online you’re best to find us at our Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/twinlakesmusic) or our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/twinlakestheband). Or if you want to get really close and personal you can sign up to our mailing list through our website (http://www.twinlakesband.com.au)

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