Q&A Scene: White Summer

Tell us about your new EP ?

It’s called “I Know A Place We Can Love” EP and was recorded at the Grove Studios in Somersby NSW with producer Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, The Drones, DMA’s, DZ Deathrays).

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

Our cover of Bobby Pickett‘s “Monster Mash”

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

When I ate and drank for free at the Louvre in Paris because the waitress thought I was a french singer named Julien Doré.

What, or who, inspires you?

Space, girls and boats.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Sign Your Name – Terence Trent D’Arby.

What’s next for you?

Record our debut album

What’s your scene?

Tequila, pool, pizza and Barbarella


Melbourne’s White Summer  have had a huge 2015 following the success of their last two singles “I Know A Place We Can Love”  and “Ode To My A.D.D.”  Their success continued with securing radio play on Triple J  and other community stations, featuring in Rolling Stone Aus  Top five tracks of the week and Home and Hosed  “High Five: The Best Aussie Songs Of The Week”. This amazing response was catalyst to the band supporting the likes of DMA’s, Holy Holy, Kingswood, The Delta Riggs, Magic Bones,  and Harts.

White Summer  cemented the year’s success with a one-month residency at Sydney’s Hotel Steyne sharing the stage with great Australian acts Drunk Mums and Holy Holy.

2016 saw White Summer start with a bang having their music featured on popular U.S. TV show SHAMELESS,  reaching a viewing audience of more than two million.

”I Know A Place We Can Love” EP  was recorded at Grove Studios with acclaimed producer Burke Reid  who has worked with the likes of Courtney Barnett , The Drones, Seekae,  and DZ Deathrays.

2016 will see White Summer  work with Burke Reid  again on their much anticipated debut album,  along with tour announcements  coming soon.

“This is big blues at its theatrical best, with all the light/dark contrast and the sensationalised build-ups clearing only for inevitable emotional explosions.” Rolling Stone

“That chorus! It’s heavy like a cataclysmic avalanche” Dom Alessio, Triple J

“Some really killer burly rock and roll from this outfit” Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J Unearthed



Sunday 22nd May 2016, Frankies Pizza – Sydney NSW

 Friday 27th May 2016, Yah Yahs – Melbourne VIC


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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.