The long-awaited debut album from Sydney’s Human Noise is out in the world now. Released independently, Animal People sees the band deep dive into topics of friendship, anxiety, self critique, relationships and love. Animal People was predominantly produced by Ben Edwards (Julia Jacklin, Aldous Harding, Marlon Williams) with Blain Cuneen producing two tracks The Will Of Others and Animal People in Sydney. The album was mastered by Andrew Edgson with the rest of the songs recorded in The Sitting Room Studios, Lyettelton New Zealand. Sonically, the ten track album moves between shades of blistering guitars, frenetic drums and impassioned vocals from Eddie Boyd. It features singles Bad Language, How Is It That You Do That? Colourful Shirt and new single One Time. The band answer a quick Q&A about the album
How has the build-up been leading up to the release of your debut album Animal People, which is out now?
Well covid has been a real bummer but otherwise it’s been great. We’ve had some great responses to our singles and on a personal level it’s just been really exciting to be putting these songs out. I really believe in them and I love that we’re finally able to share them all.
Sonically, how would you describe your music?
I’d say sonically it sits somewhere between The Velvet Underground and Radiohead.
Who would you consider to be the biggest influence on your music and why?
Probably Lou Reed. His album Transformer totally changed the way I wrote music and thought about lyrics.
Best piece of advice you have been given?
Are you a punk or are you a chump? – Monty Richmond 2021
What’s next for Human Noise?
Well it’s really exciting that we can play shows again so we’ll be doing a bunch of that over summer. Also hoping to record some more tunes early next year and do it all again.
Interview By Rob Lyon
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