To celebrate LISTEN’s new website we’re interviewing a bunch of local Australian artists to profile them on the site. Introducing Stationary Suns:
How would you best describe your music?
Fast. Angry. Post Punk.
How did your band / musical project start?
When John’s band old Spider Vomit broke up, Mai and Lei wanted him to start another band. So they enlisted Monika to play drums in what they thought would be John’s backing band. The John Tucker Experience (Mai and Lei came up with the name) never came into fruition, but Stationary Suns was born. Members were busy with other bands so it was a slow burn (Monika playing in Love of Diagrams and Mai and Lei with Hissey Miyake).
Do you make music with a political focus? If so, what is your focus? If not, why not?
Our music is influenced by intersectional feminism and queer identities, because we are feminists and some of our members are queer and non-binary.
What has been the biggest highlight as a band?
Everyday is a highlight when you are in band with your best friends, we are a family. But also supporting Clag, the seminal Brisbane band and one of our favourites.
Who are your biggest influences musically right now?
We all love The Cure (but don’t sound like them).
Where can people find your music?