Returning with their second single of the year, Melbourne rock outfit Fan Girl have unveiled Yellow, Blue & Grey. Yellow, Blue & Grey again captures the light and shade Fan Girl craft so meticulously across their discography, featuring Merpire and Hannah Blackburn on angelic, ethereal backing vocals, and Tom Dowling of RAT!hammock lending some demonic, gritty guitar.
Born out of the main riff written by guitarist Vincent McIntyre, Yellow, Blue & Grey is a significant release for the band as the first track they worked on following a hiatus after the tragic passing of best friend and founding member Jack Wood. The band do a quick Q&A about their new single.
How has the build-up been leading up to the release of Yellow, Blue & Grey?
As always, very stressful and stupidly rushed. We can’t wait for you all to hear it.
Was the process of making Yellow, Blue & Grey as challenging as you thought?
We definitely made it more challenging than it should have been. There were multiple breakdowns, and a lot of second-guessing ourselves. To quote the great Chris Martin, “Nobody said it was easy”. But also, “And it was all Yellow (Blue & Grey)”.
Sonically, how would describe your music?
Big vocals, lots of guitars AND A SEXY BANJO (on this new song anyway).
Who would you consider to be the biggest influence on your music and why?
This is a really hard question. Maybe David Bowie? His influence, vision, and continual reinvention is inspiring and applicable to every facet of being an artist.
Best piece of advice you have been given?
Make the music you want to make, and do it the way you want to do it.
How did the band get together?
We all met in our twenties, living off of one another in the heart of New York City. Noah was a struggling actor, Vince a Chef, Luke a waitress, Jack was a masseuse, Dom a Palaeontologist, and Krish, who hated his job in data processing. Over the course of years we went through our fair share of love, drama, friendship and comedy. We then decided to start a rock band, and move to Melbourne, Australia.
In reality, band started off as a bunch of songs and a grandiose vision shared between Jack & Vince. Noah joined in on vocals and good-hair, and we then built the band around us three. We are so lucky to have been able to make three years worth of music and poor financial decisions with our dearest Jack, and we are very grateful to be able to still make music to this day.
Can we catch you playing live anytime soon?
Yes! We are supporting PLANET at Northcote Social Club on Nov 30, and a special end of year show in December. We may even play a few shows around the place in January, keep your eyes peeled.
Interview By Rob Lyon
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