Saturday, 8 September 2012

It's My Kind of Interview - Alexander Gow (Oh Mercy)





Alexander Gow (Oh Mercy)
Little BIGSOUND Performing Artist



Q. Along with the rest of Oh Mercy, Alexander Gow is having a pretty good year, yes? You've got new album Deep Heat out to rave reviews and it was recently the feature album on Triple J. The Deep Heat tour kicks off this month, but before that you'll be stopping in Brisbane for a solo performance at Little BIGSOUND. What's the best thing that's happened to you in 2012?



Alexander: Visiting the Pendleton factory in Portland was maybe the best thing. I saved up a bit of money and bought a beautiful blanket.


Q. What's the worst?


Alexander: Rohan (accidentally) turning onto 4 lanes of oncoming traffic in Manhattan.


Q. What do you think about the concept of a day like Little BIGSOUND, where young artists can listen to and learn from established performers and industry professionals?


Alexander: I think it will be helpful for young people to understand how some of the mechanics of the music industry work. It's all very mysterious from the outside and breaking down those barriers will help emerging talent to build a foundation for themselves.


Q. What advice can you offer to someone searching for their big break into music?


Alexander: Try to figure what satisfies you musically and stick with it. If the thing that makes you different to everyone else is also satisfying, all the better.


Q. Oh Mercy's Deep Heat tour kicks off on September 21 at The Zoo in Brisbane. What can fans, old and new, expect from the show?


Alexander: I'll be sans guitar for the majority of the set. Eliza is the star of the show


Q. Who have you been listening to the most this year?


Alexander: Jorge Ben - Forca Bruta.


Q. We talk about Brisbane based acts a lot on this blog. You're from Melbourne. So, who are some awesome emerging Melbourne-based acts we should be listening to?


I have just started listening to a Melbourne band called Lower Plently. They have an newish album called Hard Rubbish. It's great.


In the near future debut albums from Slow Dancer and Kieran Ryan will be excellent also.


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Don't forget, Little BIGSOUND is next weekend, just after BIGSOUND! For more info, check out our preview.

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