Northern Beaches rockers Edgecliff are back in toe-tappin’, riff-smashin’ fashion with a brand new single I’ll Be Gone. Laced with classic rock flavours and plenty of warm swagger, I’ll Be Gone embraces the group’s evolving hard edge aesthetics, while also perfectly setting the scene for what’s in store at the band’s impending show at Avalon RSL on Saturday June 11. Recorded at The Grove Studios, I’ll Be Gone saw Edgecliff team up with the legendary Callum Howell, aka the renowned producer, engineer and mixer for Ocean Alley, with mastering for the new single courtesy of Mike Tucci in New York. And while I’ll Be Gone may mark the first single from the quintet in 2022, it certainly won’t be the last. The band tell Hi Fi Way more about the single.
How has the build-up been leading up to the release of the single?
It was definitely an anxious period leading into the release, but we were also extremely excited to see the response from the audience. Nothing is better than seeing everyday people digging your original music.
Was the process of making your single as challenging as you thought?
When it was time to record I’ll Be Gone, we had already released two singles, so we had some sort of an idea about the process of making the song. The most challenging part about creating the track was creating space. We wanted a hard hitting rock tune but we kept finding ourselves over complicating it. We definitely knew it would be challenging but with the help of our producer Callum Howell, we were able to create the song into something we all love dearly.
Sonically, how would you describe your music?
Our music doesn’t really stick to one specific sound so it’s quite hard to give a simple answer but if we were to put a few words together we’d say that it is hard hitting, sharp edge rock music.
Who would you consider to be the biggest influence on your music and why?
The biggest influence on our music would be Wolfmother. The way they write their riffs really complements their rhythm section so well. This is something that we’ve always drawn inspiration from when it comes to our writing. Their heavy sounding guitars and piercing vocal melodies really stood out and created an energetic atmosphere that we all really love.
Best piece of advice you have been given?
There was one piece of advice that really stuck in our heads from the day we heard it and that was “it’s not a race, it’s a marathon”. It really resonated with us in the fact of us wanting Edgecliff to have some longevity. We definitely strive to be a band that stays around for a while, just like the greats.
Are you looking to tour more broadly?
Definitely! We are still yet to even embark on our first tour as a band, although when that day does come we are definitely keen to branch out of the Northern Beaches. Until then though there has been some talk amongst us about playing some shows in Newcastle or maybe down in Melbourne. We will have to see what happens!
What’s next for Edgecliff?
We are all super keen for our I’ll Be Gone release show at Avalon RSL on the 11th of June! You can get tickets here: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/1ab0db9a-98fc-41d8-b22c-fdf640a9136f
Other than that we are going to continue to play as many shows as we can locally, and try to branch out of Sydney as much as we can. We also have a six Song EP coming out later in the year so be ready for that!
Interview By Rob Lyon