Indie-rock quartet Edie Green release their new double A side, Shaky Fingers/Thieves, at The Rosemount Hotel this Thursday, October 16, with support from Catbrush, These Winter Nights and King Cactus. We caught up with erstwhile guitarist Conor McErlean.
What’s the Edie Green story?
It all started with lead singer Sophie’s solo project of the same name. Tyler on sticks and me on strings joined in early 2013, bonding over road trips and jam times. With former bassist Lachie, we released our second single, Southern Palms, late last year, and scored second place in the National Campus Band Comp. We’ve recorded an EP over the last year and with new bass-face Elliot joining, we’re about to release the first of those recordings now.
What’s your sound?
We’ve started out in a folk-pop vein, though over time each member started adding their own funky flavours. It’s hard to pinpoint influences, but right now we’re listening to bands ranging from Betty Davis and The Strokes to Hiatus Kaiyote.
Why go the double A side route as opposed to just a single release?
Due to our kaleidoscope of interests we had a hard time choosing one single to release. The double A side lets us capture a snapshot of the diversity of our live show, giving people a better idea of our broad tastes and interests.
Where did you record and who with?
These two releases were recorded with Jim Power at Fat Shan’s Studio. The sessions were a lot of fun and Jim did well to capture the calypso jams of Shaky Fingers with the darker western edge of Thieves.
What else is coming up for you guys?
At the moment we’re just amped to drop the two tunes, ready to release the full EP in January. We’re hoping to head back over east again around that time too, in the meantime we’ll keep playing shows and get back to shredding in the studio.
Anything else we should know?
Be yourself, it’s the best person you can be.