Q&A Scene: Babaganouj

Tell us about your new Single & EP ?
Do Rite With Me Tonite is a song of Charles’ that we recorded in Melbourne last year. It’ll be on our Pillar of Light EP, which is the first of a series of EPs we’ll be releasing in 2016.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
I’d have to say Do Rite With Me Tonite or Too Late for Love, I’m a sucker for pop.

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
We spent all of Australia Day last year holed up in an apartment in Sydney eating Indian food.

What, or who, inspires you?
Musically, I guess we’re more inspired by every day stuff like romances and friendships, as opposed to film or art. It’s more of a self-centred thing.

Which song do you wish you wrote?
Teenage Dream by Katy Perry.

What’s next for you?
We’re playing all of the East Coast shows of Palms’ tour this month, before heading on our own headliner tour in April. We’ll be recording & touring a bucketload this year!

What’s your scene?
Something involving drinking beers in a shady part of Brisbane sounds pretty alright.

About Babaganouj

Drenched in Brisbane pride, power pop-rock outfit Babaganouj have grown a legion of fans since their 2011 inception. While keeping with their distinctly Australian style, The Nouj’s sound is reminiscent of Teenage Fanclub, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Yuck, taking inspiration from Creation Records and Flying Nun classics.

In 2014, the band gained serious radio attention with their releases ‘Too Late For Love’ and ‘Bluff’. This success took them on a number of headlining tours, as well as each leg of the Blurst of Times festival tour. Along with frontman Charles Sale’s signature on-stage power lunges, the Triple J Unearthed favourites have supported the likes of The Preatures, Smudge, Veruca Salt, The Lemonheads, Northeast Party House and The Creases.

Continuing their powerhouse rise, 2015 saw Babaganouj play at the inaugural MATES festival in Sydney, Brisbane’s BIGSOUND conference, and come in as finalists for Qmusic’s Billy Thorpe scholarship. They also released their singles ‘Can’t Stop’ and ‘Hit Song’ to a head-boppingly enthusiastic reception.

Looking forward, the trio of writers is set to record three EPs in 2016, showcasing each member’s vocal talents. As well as their own headline tours, they’ll continue to spread their sound through festivals and international supports throughout the east coast. In everything ‘Nouj produces are infectious lyrics, intense riffs and unreal magnetism.

“This is wonderment. This is wonder. This is pop music. This is pop music created by people from Brisbane. This is pop music created by people from Brisbane who’ve already created pop music that I know I love and cherish”
Everett True

Upcoming Shows

Friday 22nd April – Waywards, Sydney NSW – Babaganouj takeover night
Sunday 24th April – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD w/ Good Boy
Friday 29th April – The Helm, Sunshine Coast QLD w/ Good Boy
Saturday 30th April – Minimum Wage Club, Shark Bar, Gold Coast QLD w/ Good Boy Babaganouj (Headline) Tour Dates:
Saturday 23rd April – The Toff In Town, Melbourne VIC
Friday 6th May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD

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