1) Tell us something about yourself that your fans may not know.
A: When we’re writing music we basically all just run on coffee. Start of the day? Coffee. Morning snack? Coffee. Lunch? Coffee. Coffee, coffee, coffee!
2) What made you want to start making music?
A: We’ve all been creatives since we were young and with that comes an unspoken understanding of the need to cultivate that creativity. Being a musician and creating art in this form is definitely a part of who I am. I’ve always had the feeling that if I weren’t making music, there’s a part of me that would die.
3) What has the growth process been like as an artist from when you started until now?
A: The growth process for us has been a massive journey. The first day we all played together as a group coincided with the first day that some of us met each other. Almost 2 years on, we have become brothers not just sharing music but also sharing life. Because of the journey we’ve been on, I’d say our growth as a band has been super organic. We met to make music but ended up gaining some of the most important friendships. Now I write music with my best mates.
4) What are some things you've learned along the way?
A: Permanently collaborating with 5 guys is a good way to learn about how much of a team player you really are. I’ve personally learned that I don’t have to always be in control and that I can and should trust the boys more.
We’re continuously working on building a healthy band dynamic. It requires deliberate cultivation - and I can tell you now, sometimes we get it really wrong BUT! We’re all committed to the journey.
5) What was the process behind your debut EP Everything We Once Knew & how hard was it to select which songs to include?
A: All of the songs apart from one on EWOK were written in 2020 during our first lockdown. We escaped for 10 days to a place located about 40 minutes past the Blue Mountains in NSW called Capertee where we wrote music all day and night. We captured something special during that getaway so cutting anything was hard.
I think as we continued to flesh the ideas out in post production, certain songs stuck out and landed in a way that shaped the EP into the story we wanted to convey.
6) How did you guys come to form the band MOONWOOD and what's next for the rest of 2022?
A: In 2022 we are gearing up to play live shows as often as we can! Covid19 was hard for us being a new band but now that things are looking up with venues reopening and shows being booked, we can’t wait to play and share our music with everyone.
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