To celebrate LISTEN’s new website we’re interviewing a bunch of local Australian artists to profile them on the site. Introducing Eve Gowen:
How would you best describe your music?
How did your band / musical project start?
I always wanted to be a songwriter, but after struggling to find a committed singer, I decided I’d just have to overcome my stage fright and sing for myself. Since then I’ve been aiming to challenge sexism in the music industry, learning every instrument I can, how to record, writing all my own songs, doing my own artwork to basically challenge the question I always get when I say I’m a muso: “Oh, so you sing?”
Do you make music with a political focus? If so, what is your focus? If not, why not?
At the moment my music is a way of dealing with mental health struggles. It’s not something I sit down and aim to do, it just all sort of flows out when I’m stressed about something. I am passionate about politics though (I’m starting a politics degree at uni next year). I definitely want to write about political issues in the future, particularly environmental issues and defending feminism.
What has been the biggest highlight as a band?
Over the past few months I’ve been working on a music video, in collaboration with Nick H. Visuals. It was so much fun to create and I am so proud of the finished product. The video was released on Sunday and has already hit 2.5K views. You can see it on my facebook page here.
Who are your biggest influences musically right now?
Missy Higgins, Josh Pyke, Bec Stevens, Meg Mac
Where can people find your music?