Sydney based trio In Stereo are set for big things in 2017. Already they have won the hearts and minds of fans around the country with an extremely loyal online fan base well into the hundreds of thousands.
The group impressed Australian audiences with their debut performance of Taylor Swift’s Style at the 2015 X-Factor auditions and won the hearts of teenage girls the world over. Their audition video attracted over two million+ views and they went on, to finish eigth in the competition.
Following the X-Factor series, In Stereo grew their followers significantly via weekly episodes of The In Stereo Show, a web series written and filmed by the boys, that reached over 350,000 fans each week. They were recently nominated for Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards 2017 and won Aussie/Kiwi Favourite Squad earning them a Nickelodeon Blimp.
In Stereo have released two singles and two EPs, all achieving impressive positions in the ARIA Charts, the highest of which debuted at No.3 in the Albums Chart and have released their third EP Day In, Day Out. HI Fi Way: The Pop Chronicles did a quick Q&A with the band after the release of their EP.
How exciting is it being in the band at the moment?
It’s amazing we are having so much fun, it’s always been like that since day one.
Did you ever think in your wildest dreams things would take off like they have?
It was always a dream. But, for things to work out the way they have has been an insane reality and we’re very grateful for the opportunity.
How important has X-Factor been in opening doors for the band?
It created the platform for In Stereo to launch into what it is today.
Do you find it a bit weird/difficult with all the attention you’re getting now and how over the top some fans can be both in person and online?
No not really we really appreciate our fans and if not for them we would not be here today.
Looking back at what In Stereo has achieved so far what sticks out as your most memorable moment and why?
It’s difficult to pick one specific moment as we’ve had so many incredible memories making music and being able to share that with audiences around the country and around the world! One highlight that comes to mind is performing in front of Simon Cowell. He is one of the most influential people in the music industry and that was a surreal opportunity.
Receiving a Nickelodeon Blimp must have been a huge buzz?
Absolutely, we were honoured to have received this award. It’s been a dream of ours since we were little kids! Our fans are the best.
What do you remember from that awards night?
We weren’t able to attend the actual awards night because it was in America and we live in Australia, but we sent a little thank you video message which was broadcast live! It was amazing to find out that we had won!!
How would you describe the EP Day In, Day Out sonically?
I’d describe it as pop with a twist, each song having something different to the one previous that gives it a slight touch of another genre.
Have you been happy with the fan reaction to it?
Absolutely. Everyone’s seems to really get into the songs and a few have said it’s the best one yet.
Any plans for an album?
Always in the back of our minds.
Where to next for In Stereo?
Only up. We just work for the next step, and hopefully these steps lead us to the top!
Interview by Rob Lyon
In Stereo’s EP Day IN Day Out is out now…