Interview: Heirlooms

Heirlooms hail from Australia and are getting a fresh start. Check out an interview with the band below to learn more!

How and when did the band meet?

The band started out back in 2010, we all knew each other for years from attending the same high school.

What made you decide to change the band name from The Electro Kid to Heirlooms?

We just thought we needed a fresh start. Things had become pretty stagnate and we weren’t doing much at all so we decided we’d make a change. We’d had the name The Electro Kid since back in the MySpace days (it used to even have an exclamation mark) and to be honest the name was pretty terrible. Definitely not acceptable in 2015. 

Where did you record this new release and what was the inspiration behind it?
We recorded this release with our friend Stewart Whitely at QUT Gasworks Studios across two days in April. We’d been sitting on these songs for a long time and when we got the opportunity to record them we jumped at it. The songs take inspiration from the last couple of years of Tristan’s life, the transitional period from high school/university to the real world and the learning that comes from relationships. Pretty straight forward pop-punk stuff!

What are your favorite releases from 2015 so far?
My favourite release from 2015 so far has been Turnover’s Peripheral Vision, amazing from start to finish and a great new direction for the band. As a side not my favourite EP released this year is going to be Boston Manor’s Saudade, it comes out November 20th but from the three songs released so far I can already tell it’s my favourite.

What do you have planned for 2016?
In 2016 we plan to release another EP which we’ve already got a majority of written and hopefully just play a ton of shows!

Thanks for your time! Where can our readers find you on social media?

You can find us at
http://www.facebook.com/heirloomsband
http://www.twitter.com/heirloomsband
http://www.heirloomsband.tumblr.com
http://www.instagram.com/heirloomsband

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