Nancie Shipper

Nancie Schipper has released her latest single Take Out The Trash, a song about getting your shit together, one step at a time. Produced by John Castle (Angie McMahon, Vance Joy), Schipper’s take on indie rock-meets-pop sounds better than ever, driven by big crunchy chords and infectious melodies. Nancie tells Hi Fi Way more about the single.

How has the build-up been leading up to the release of Take Out The Trash?
It actually completely snuck up on me!! I had just finished playing a bunch of shows opening for Alex Lahey in regional Victoria and New South Wales and then before I could catch up on sleep it was release week!

Was the process of making Take Out The Trash as challenging as you thought? What challenges did you come up against?
Recording wise, it was pretty simple! We followed our gut on a lot of sounds and didn’t over complicate it. The film clip on the other hand was filmed it at a friends share house in Carlton and was a lot more complicated than we thought. Filling the place with trash and random items took a full car load and a lot of trash bags, so we filled one room completely and filmed all the takes for that room before moving the trash to the next room.

Sonically, how would describe your music?
Heartfelt, energetic indie pop-meets-rock music with a country edge. I gravitate to a lot of guitar, harmonies and conversational lyrics for my sound. I started playing with a band this year after playing solo for years. One of my favourite things to do now is play a striped back acoustic song in the middle of a band show because for me, songwriting comes first and production comes second.

Who would you consider to be the biggest influence on your music and why?
When I was starting out it was definitely Kasey Chambers. I was SO inspired by a female writing songs and playing them live – without someone to look up to I think I would have viewed a career in the music industry as unrealistic. I just looked at my Spotify stats for 2019 earlier today and my top listened artists were Maggie Rogers, Wolf Alice, Sigrid and Jade Bird.. all of whom I love a LOT and would definitely say I have been influenced by them all in different ways!

Best piece of advice you have been given?
Everything happens for a reason and not to get caught up when things don’t go to plan. My mum used to tell me to eat your veggies first, then the yummy stuff and honestly I still do it years later on autopilot.

How did the band get together?
I got asked to play at St Kilda Festival in February this year on one condition that I could play with a band. I jumped at the opportunity and reached out to musician friends and sussed out a few players at gigs. They are all A+ guys and I have so much fun playing shows with them! Fun fact: Our group chat is called Schnitt Banter.

Tell us a bit about who Nancie Schipper is?
I am a 19 year old singer/ songwriter living in Regional Victoria. I play music, teach guitar and love baking, especially brownies. I can’t live without my little Jack Russell, Missy (after Missy Higgins obvs). We’ve nicknamed her Tripod because she had a leg removed recently and hobbles around with three legs!

Are you looking to tour more broadly?
Definitely!! Touring is the best. We are doing some headline band shows in NSW (Manly, Sydney & Wollongong) to launch Take Out The Trash, hopefully we can build on that and venture further with the next run!

What’s next for you?
Headline tour in January, and then an EP in the first half of 2020!

Will there be a sequel documentary to Take Out The Trash – perhaps the rehabilitation of the trash monster?
I hadn’t thought about it actually, but this question has got me pretty interested!!!

Interview By Rob Lyon

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