Q&A Scene: Australian Music Week Special ~ Alannah Russack

Alannah Russack’s Entropy Band

When did you first start playing music?

As soon as I could talk. I sang and started classical guitar at age 7


Which artist influenced your music?

Too many to mention.

Lately I have been listening to Wye Oak, Gillian Welsh,  Laura Veirs, Sun Kil Moon, XXX Tentacion

From age 4 I fell for everything Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood MAC, Pink Floyd……too many


Tell us about your latest single/album/tour.

I am releasing a single in November called ‘Places You Love’ which is the first drop from my LP ‘As Memories Pass Each Other ‘ due in Feb 2020. It’s jangle pop, bit of country with lush harmonies. Lyrically it tells the story of unrequited love but also the sadness of remembering certain places in time. Strangely upbeat though!


How would you describe your sound in food form and why? 

Crunchy at times like iceberg lettuce, layers of harmonies like a well made salad sandwich and melodious like a perfectly ripe mango.


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

Once I had to play the worlds largest sausage sizzle????? in Hobart. I was in the Hummingbirds and the record company roped Simon and I into a stripped back set. To this day it haunts me.


What, or who, inspires you?

Nature and lately my Entropy Band who willingly play the songs I’ve written and are very generous with their talent.


Which song do you wish you wrote? Why?

Here Comes the Sun- George Harrison

It is just full of elation.


What does Australian Music Week mean to you?

It is the first time I have been involved so I am looking forward to networking and hearing some beautiful music. 


When / where will you be performing?

Nov 8 at JD’s Bar and Bistro Cronulla 


What’s your scene?

I like extremes.

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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.