To celebrate LISTEN’s new website we’re interviewing a bunch of local Australian artists to profile them on the site. Introducing Philomath:
How would you best describe your music?
Improv with a tinge of the moody. A tinge of the naughty.
How did your band / musical project start?
We were asked to join together as an improvisational performance for a friend’s album launch and had so much fun we just didn’t stop.
Do you make music with a political focus? If so, what is your focus? If not, why not?
Not really, but we relish in the power and fantastic sounds a band of 6 women can come up with.
What has been the biggest highlight as a band?
Just the fact that we got together so recently and have surprised ourselves in some of the lovely sounds that emerge when we all get together and play. When a song works, it lifts us and the audience up into a higher plane, and THAT is an extraordinary feeling.
Who are your biggest influences musically right now?
DVA, Neu, Ella Fitzgerald, Can, John Maus, Melodies Echo Chamber. Hard to say! So many different influences on each band member at the moment.
Where can people find your music?
Just a couple of songs up on our Facebook page. We’re super new!