Q&A Scene: Rebecca Callander ~ RACKETT

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

‘Prey’ is a glimpse into our soft side; vulnerable, delicate and naive. I wrote the lyrics at The Newtown Library in Sydney, using an encyclopedia of unique animals and the strange tactics they use to lure their prey to metaphorically narrate my personal experience with feeling entrapped by a lover. The band and our producer, Dave Hammer, helped to transform the song into the book itself, taking you on a listening journey through the encyclopedia. Look out for the video clip for ‘Prey’, directed by up and coming director, Mathilde Nocquet, whose work is exploding in Europe. There is not much left of me after it is over.

What’s your favourite work at this point in time? (your own or your group’s work)

Our debut EP ‘Ready or Not’ (to be released in later this year); five sonically diverse songs that have transformed from bedroom recordings to high quality studio recordings with full production that celebrate the overwhelming, obstacles we’ve overcome to produce it. Prey, is my favourite track so far and the video clip is very impressive.

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

Caramel-salted Popcorn. It’s sweet with a kick of salty that you just can’t stop putting in your mouth. Plus, it’s delicious – a band favourite that ends up on the floor after every rehearsal.   

 

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

I shaved my head on stage at the last show during the set and didn’t tell anyone, including the band.

 

 

What, or who, inspires you?

Shitty bands, playing shitty music.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Can’t get you outta my head, Kylie Minogue.

What’s next for you?

We’ll be releasing our video clip for ‘Prey’, playing more live shows locally, if you’re in Sydney throughout August then touring in September, keep up with our live shows on our facebook/insta/www.rackett.tv. We’re currently recording the next EP.

What’s your scene?

Scouting live music venues looking for decent bands.

Scene News: RACKETT release PREY

Sensitive and feminine, Prey reveals a playful and innocent side to the unstoppable women of RACKETT, who are known for producing hard-hitting punk-pop.  

Written at Sydney’s Newtown Library, recorded and produced by the renowned Dave Hammer (Megan Washington, Thundamentals, Gay Paris) the shoegaze, neo-psychedelia inspired record is the third single to drop from RACKETT’s debut EP ‘Ready or Not’, scheduled for release in late 2017.

2017 has been a whirlwind start for the experimental, pop-punk outfit from Sydney, having completed a run of support shows for THE DARKNESS (UK) as part of their Australian Tour, appeared at Secret Garden Festival, The Blurst of Times, Mountain Sounds Festival, Electric Lady as well as selling out their ‘Ready or Not’ single launch. Constantly performing, the band have developed an adventurous live show described by the The Music as ‘It’s intense, it’s magical’.

Scene News: RACKETT Announce national tour dates 

2017 has been a whirlwind start for the experimental, pop-punk outfit from Sydney, having completed a run of support shows for THE DARKNESS (UK) as part of their Australian Tour, appeared at Secret Garden Festival, The Blurst of Times, Mountain Sounds Festival, Electric Lady as well as selling out their ‘Ready or Not’ single launch. Constantly performing, the band have developed an adventurous live show described by the The Music as ‘It’s intense, it’s magical’. PREY is the third single to drop from RACKETT’s debut EP ‘Ready or Not’, scheduled for release in late 2017.

With their new single ‘PREY’ enjoying spins on Triple J, rotation on Triple J Unearthed, FBI and a slew of acclaimed reviews the band are ready to hit the road for a string of shows including support to none other than Aussie faves Killing Heidi. “Rackett have tunes, talent and attitude to burn and are exactly the kind of band I’m thrilled to share the stage with.” Ella Hooper

RACKETT TOUR DATES

FRI SEP 22 – YAH YAHS – MELBOURNE Tickets
SAT SEP 23 – THE CHIPPENDALE HOTEL – SYDNEY Tickets

Also touring nationally with KILLING HEIDI
FRI SEP 29 – RACEHORSE HOTEL – IPSWICH
SAT SEP 30 – NIGHT QUARTER – GOLD COAST
SUN OCT 1 – ANU ART SCHOOL BALL – CANBERRA
FRI OCT 6 – WAVES – WOLLONGONG
SAT OCT 7 – THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL – NEWCASTLE
FRI OCT 20 – CHELSEA HEIGHTS HOTEL – CHELSEA HEIGHTS
SAT OCT 21 – VILLAGE GREEN HOTEL – MULGRAVE
SUN OCT 22 – BEER DELUXE – ALBURY

Grab your TICKETS

RACKETT will also be featured as the face of General Pants fall/winter collection 2017.

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About Mary Boukouvalas 1160 Articles
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.

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