To celebrate LISTEN’s new website we’re interviewing a bunch of local Australian artists to profile them on the site. Introducing Kellie Lloyd:
How would you best describe your music?
Dark guitar driven pop/indie rock with some pretty piano stuff
How did your band / musical project start?
I’ve been playing music for a very long time with the band Screamfeeder and my solo work has run along side it for many years. The music I wrote doesn’t always fit into the bands parameters and I like to do my own thing
Do you make music with a political focus? If so, what is your focus? If not, why not?
My music isn’t overtly political, it’s more personal but I’m a very political person with strong opinions that I follow with action in the ways I can. Musically my songs might be politically topical to me, but my lyrics are often vague, poetic and not direct, so it’s hard to make a political statement that way.
What has been the biggest highlight as a band?
I’m very proud of the music I make and that I’ve been able to stay at it for so long. My 2012 album Magnetic North is a big personal achievement for me, I wrote and recorded during a difficult period in my life, being sober and scared I’d never be creative again. I’m also very proud of my new mini album/EP Fragile States. as a self releasing/managed artist staying motivated to keep pushing on all fronts is a huge achievement.
Who are your biggest influences musically right now?
Where can people find your music?