What is your name and role within the band?
Hey, I’m Luke and I’m the lead singer.
Where are you currently based?
We’re currently based in Sydney.
How did miloviti form?
miloviti actually started as a solo project initially but I found John (drums) and Ben (guitar) and we got along so well we made an official band. We played together for a year and then 2 years ago we found Jianne (bass) and clicked.
What’s been happening recently?
We’ve been in lockdown so we haven’t been able to see each other for a few months now and we’ve just been writing and recording and communicating online.
Your new single ‘allnight’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?
We take inspiration for different parts of our music and just kinda put it all together. The beat for the verse is inspired by The Weeknd and RnB with some syncopated 80’s pop ballad toms that are also used in a lot of modern RnB. The verse guitar is kind of reminiscent of Creed – Arms Wide Open as well as the big dreamy Rock vocal chorus at the end which is inspired by 80’s/90/s Rock ballads. Then the Chorus guitar is inspired by Coldplay – Up&Up so we’ve got a lot of random influences that create our sound.
How does the current nostalgia and longing for friends under Sydney lockdown resonate with ‘allnight’?
‘allnight’ is about basically about remembering late nights spent with a loved one or friends staying up until dawn. I haven’t been able to see the rest of my band who are also my best friends so it’s been really tough. Makes me think very fondly and nostalgically to the past.
How did you go about writing ‘allnight’?
When I first started writing ‘allnight’ I always knew it was a vibe but it started off with a very different beat behind it and John (drums) just hated it haha so we dropped the song for a while. It wasn’t until I got really inspired by The Weeknd one day and came up with a more syncopated R&B beat for the verses that it really started to take on a life of its own. Ben, our guitarist, then came up with the flourishing explosion of guitar for the chorus and we knew this song was going to be something really special.
Where and when did you record/produce/master and who with?
We’ve been recording the tracks ourselves for about a year now and then we got Jack Nigro to mix it for us and Leon Zervos to master for us.
How did you approach the recording process?
We’ve been recording ourselves for a while now especially due to the original lockdowns so it was important for us to still be able to record on our own.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I am in looooove with Concrete Jungle Fever by Jerome Farah. I’ve been listening to that on repeat!
What do you like to do away from music?
In lockdown I love getting some sun and going for walks along the coast. I’ve also been writing a lot.
What’s planned for the remainder of 2021 going into 2022?
We’re in the process of finalising our next single so we’ll release that at the end of the year and then move onto another single we have lined up as well for the start of next year.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
We loooove Sun Tat Chinese Restaurant in Strathfield. We’ve been going there as a band for a few years now and the owner Mary is so so lovely so it’s very nostalgic for us.