Shangrila

by the partae

Where are you currently based?

Perth, Western Australia.

How did the band form? 

We formed our if our old hardcore band “Common Bond” in 2017. We made the choice to move from hardcore which was a genre that we felt comfortable in and had grown up listening to into alt rock/ heavy rock so that we could really challenge ourselves and expand our creativity. 

Your latest single ‘Sunlight’ is out now, what influenced the sound and songwriting?

Sunlight is a song that we have been playing around with for a few years now. We had always loved the song but just couldn’t really find a release that it would fit into as it was a much different vibe from our other songs. We decided that now was as good of a time ever to release a track we thought to have a big “optimistic” and positive feeling about it. The song for us just is a nice track to put on and day dream. 

How did you go about writing Sunlight?

We just told ourselves that we wanted to write a song that was fun to play and reminded ourselves to keep it light, keep it simple and see what we can come up with. 

Where and when did you record/produce/master and who did you work with?

Cody Brooks – Engineering

Shane Edwards – Mix/Mastering

How did you approach the recording process?

We had a fantastic time tracking our last release with Cody Brooks and Shane Edwards so we decided that they would be the perfect combo to help us turn this track into something special. This was definitely one of the most stress free recording process we have ever had by far which was a real treat for us and made the process even more enjoyable. 

You have a headline launch show coming up in July, where are you playing and what do you have in store for us?

July 2nd at Amplifier in Perth.

July 14th at The Zoo in Brisbane.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

Jackson – I’ve been really enjoying the new Thornhil album and also a really big fan of “Hello Yello” right now. 

Gabbi – I haven’t shut up about the new Windwaker album since it came out and have been pestering everyone I know to listen to it.

Dan – Counterparts, Circa Survive, Holding Absence and Royal Coda!

Chad – I’ve been listening to a lot of Holding Absence since finally seeing them live

What do you like to do away from music?

Jackson – eat food and drink beers 🙂 

Gabbi – I’m super into film photography and crochet.

Dan – Movies and going for a swim!

Chad – I like to drink whiskey and get Ws in Fortnite

What’s planned for the remainder of 2022?

We wanna get out of Perth and play as many shows around aus as we can before we are back in the studio towards the end of the year. 

Favourite food and place to hangout?

Jackson – favourite food is anything Asian and spicy and favourite place to hang is either the gym or the pub… yeah I know 😑

Gabbi – I can’t go past a good burger! I love just having adventures with mates – hanging at their place, going on drives, and being spontaneous.

Dan – Zamberos!

Chad – Guzman y Gomez and anywhere involving my homies!

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