Groove City

by the partae
Where are you currently based? Melbourne. What's been happening recently and how has your Covid experience been so far? We’ve started writing songs about extra terrestrial life because there’s nothing going on worth singing about on planet earth. How did Groove City form? Cal’s previous band had just broken up and he was looking for someone to funk down with… who else was he gonna call? Your new track 'This Evening' is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting? We’d been loving Mayer Hawthornes latest releases. He seems to have figured out how to make break up songs sound upbeat and funky. We were going for that vibe with This Evening. Where and when did you record? We recorded it all in the studio we have in our house which is lucky because unfortunately a lot of other musicians in Melbourne can’t get into places to lay new tunes down. How did you approach the recording process? We have it down to quite a fast process now. Once the song is fleshed out enough to put it into the computer, we usually try not to spend more than one or two initial sessions to get everything in. Then sit on it for a few weeks and make little tweaks here and there until we get what everyone else hears. ​ Who are you listening to at the moment? Mayer Hawthorne, Djo, Frank Sinatra, billie eilish. What do you like to do away from music? Cal loves making Coffee, Dan loves roller skating & we have both been playing ping pong between studio sessions. Favourite food and place to hangout? The last bag of rice from the Coles down the road & we are loving hanging out anywhere within our 5km radius.

Where are you currently based?

Melbourne.

What’s been happening recently and how has your Covid experience been so far?

We’ve started writing songs about extra terrestrial life because there’s nothing going on worth singing about on planet earth.

How did Groove City form?

Cal’s previous band had just broken up and he was looking for someone to funk down with… who else was he gonna call?

Your new track ‘This Evening’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

We’d been loving Mayer Hawthornes latest releases. He seems to have figured out how to make break up songs sound upbeat and funky. We were going for that vibe with This Evening.

Where and when did you record?

We recorded it all in the studio we have in our house which is lucky because unfortunately a lot of other musicians in Melbourne can’t get into places to lay new tunes down.

How did you approach the recording process?

We have it down to quite a fast process now. Once the song is fleshed out enough to put it into the computer, we usually try not to spend more than one or two initial sessions to get everything in. Then sit on it for a few weeks and make little tweaks here and there until we get what everyone else hears.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

Mayer Hawthorne, Djo, Frank Sinatra, billie eilish.

What do you like to do away from music?

Cal loves making Coffee, Dan loves roller skating & we have both been playing ping pong between studio sessions.

Favourite food and place to hangout?

The last bag of rice from the Coles down the road & we are loving hanging out anywhere within our 5km radius.

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