Hey I’m CJ, frontman of Tied Down
Man, things have been crazy lately with non stop gigging for TD along with recording two new songs (still unreleased) and really just making the most of the time together and enjoying the ride!
I would say as a collective, we keep finding more and more definition in our sound with every track we release. In line with a stance of refusal to put out mediocre, run of the mill tracks, we’ve really taken our time to hone in on our style and put some deeper meaning into each track with ‘Slow’ being a standout in that category. We all seem to bring our influences to the table and really dive head first into creating a unique sound for Tied Down that resonates with our listeners.
Our new track ‘Slow’ was recorded late last year. We went about it a different way with Matt Templeman taking the reins as executive producer. I think we felt the need for change and to work with someone who really engaged with us and Matt brought a lot to the table in terms of energy, music theory and constant ideas of how to get the most out of the track. Also a massive shoutout to Fraser Cringle for being the most badass drum tech there is and Simon Struthers at Forensic Audio for mastering the track beautifully!
Lately I’ve been going through a bit of a soul search back to my influences of writing creatively so for me it’s Meg Mac, Miles Away, Slowly Slowly, Rufus and OG Silverchair. For current tunes in the car though, I’ve had South Summit, Dice and Joan & the Giants on repeat!
Outside of that, heading down to the beach or park with my partner and doggo is always super relaxing and gives a bit of clarity.
The list of WA bands crushing it at the moment is through the roof which is super dope after what feels like years of being on the backfoot.
Currently we have a few support gigs coming up at The Indian Ocean Hotel on the 25/2/22 and at Lynotts Lounge on the 11/3/22 before we have a bit of a breather. The next big one for us is a headliner at The Rosemount Hotel on June 11 for a not yet released single launch yewwww!
We’re always looking ahead for bigger and better. We’ve got way more tunes set for release in ’22 and hoping to put another EP out by the end of the year. It would be fucking incredible to back that up with a national tour towards the end of the year but we’ll play that one by ear!
In terms of hanging out, I seem to be drawn to any pub that the boys are at for a frostie ahhhhhh!