(Photo Credit: Darren Staply)
We had the chance to interview Carla Geneve! Geneve is a Perth-based artist who is set to release a brand new self-titled EP on June 7, 2019 via Dot Dash/Remote Control Records! She has a distinct indie-rock sound that will hook you. Be sure to check out her new EP when it drops and read our interview with her! She's also currently touring, to catch her live, see below for dates near you!
1. How did you come to pursue music and how long have you been at it?
"I’ve always played music, like piano and guitar lessons since I was a kid. I started piano when I was 5 or 6 but I started to really love it when I picked up guitar. I was about 12 or 13 I think."
2. Could you walk us through your process of writing music?
"My writing process is usually note down lyric ideas throughout the day, then put it together when I get a second with my guitar. Sometimes it comes really quick and other times ill have to rewrite the words or match them with different music/chords."
3. What artists have inspired you in your career?
"I’ve always been inspired by Neil Young. His not giving a single f**k attitude combined with the really vulnerable and
personal stories in his songs are the perfect combination."
4. Do you have any favorite music gear (guitars, amps, effects pedals, keyboards, etc.) that you love to use? If so, what’s the story on them?
"I use the same set up every show. I have a telecaster which I run through (usually) a VOX AC15. I don’t really use any pedals except for a drive for solos. The simplicity of the set up suits me. I don’t like to be onstage thinking about effects, etc I feel like it takes me out of the performance and the moment. My VOX has really been bashed around over the years to the point when I think it’s picked up it’s own personality, I haven’t played another one that sounds quite like it. (but maybe that’s just my personal attachment to it!)"
5. Can you describe the vibe at your live shows? Also, what do you enjoy most about a venue when you do a show?
"I guess the standard vibe at a live show probably varies. Some of my songs are very singer song-writery, and some are a bit more rock with some big solos etc. I think the vibe i’m chasing is intimacy and that the crowd would feel like they get to know my band and I throughout the night."
"I love the whole process of being at a venue. I guess that I’ve pretty much always wanted to be a musician, so even when I’m just sound checking sometimes I remind myself that this is what I love doing and how lucky I am to be going around doing it for a job."
6. What is one thing that you want the public to know about your music?
"A thing I want the public to know about my music is how important it is to me. Sounds cheesy but I have been writing songs constantly since I was like 13 or 14, and it’s such a big part of me now. It’s a lot of how I communicate with others and probably even myself. I’m a pretty quiet person, so I really feel like writing songs is where I let out a lot of my thoughts and personality, and I think I would be a completely different person without it."
7. You are about to release a new self-titled EP, can you tell us a bit about the writing, recording, and promotion process for it?
"I wanted the EP to be a reflection of our live show. We’ve being playing a lot of gigs and not really recording for a long time, so I wanted to capture what we are most practised at and put it out there. We did most of it live in a room then added overdubs for vocals and guitar parts."
"The songs are taken from the past 2 ish years of what I have been writing. Some of them are my most recent and some are from the older stuff I have written."
JUN 10, 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA
JUN 11, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
JUN 14, 2019
CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER
JUN 18, 2019
THE BLACK CAT
JUN 19, 2019
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JUN 24, 2019
NEW YORK, NY