Getting to know: Mind & Matches

 Mind and Matches

Describing themselves as an alternate folk band, Mind & Matches are influenced by Daughter, Aurora and MS MR. Their line-up includes delicious three-part harmonies, guitar, piano, violin and drums, so you are in for a treat.

With their debut performance at NightQuarter coming up at our concert series launch this Friday, we decided to have a quick chat with the violinist and singer of the band, Gabrielle Kerr. 

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If you had to describe your music in 7 words, what would you say?

Cinematic, Raw, Visual, Dark, Honest, Enthralling, Vehement

‘Fill Me With Your Drugs’, your track featured on our new SEED album this year, has such an interesting title. Can you describe what inspired you to write it?

There are relationships that feel like reckless abandon, and others like an overdose. 

 
 

Was there a specific moment in your lives that made you want to pursue music?

There’s not a singular momentous occasion that made us want to pursue music. It’s something that’s always run in our veins, burned inside of us. 

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

“If you really want to, you will.” I was talking to one of the lecturers of BPM [Editor's note: BPM = Bachelor of Popular Music at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University] at an open day saying that I really hoped to get in to the course. She made it clear that when it came to my success; it was my choice. It’s stuck with me ever since. 

The best thing about the music industry right now?

How far reaching music has become; yes the volume of music is far greater and there’s more music out there than anyone could ever listen to in a lifetime, but there’s so many stories to hear and it’s all out there to find so easily. 

What’s in the pipeline for you this year?

Plenty of writing, performing and getting into the studio… also maybe a few dances in the forest around a bonfire. (no sacrifices though) 

And finally, what are you digging right now? Any recommendations?

We’re currently educating one of our members on Harry Potter we’re up to the Half Blood Prince, we also enjoy the Cat In The Hat. The new Kimbra album has also been on our listening radar.

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You can catch Mind & Matches performing at our upcoming SEED 2018 Concert Series:

Friday 8 June - NightQuarter, Gold Coast