Q&A Scene: Closet Straights

Q & A by Alex Lashlie:

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

“Eight Days” is about me mum.. and just about silly little things that happened when I was growing up. Our massive 2-date tour will see us at Bar Open in Melbourne on the 6th November and Sydney’s Roxbury on November 14th. Good times..

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

[pullquote]Like a sushi train coz there are many different flavours to be tasted, and heard…[/pullquote]  Like a sushi train coz there are many different flavours to be tasted, and heard…

Which song resonates most strongly and why? 

“Don’t Talk” by The Beach Boys means a lot right now. Such a fab arrangement!

Have you been touring much? Any on the road anecdotes?

closet-straights-sm There was this one fella at a show in Adelaide who got on stage and sung a massive song about how much he loved fallopian tubes. He called himself a Fallopian Dude. Odd…

Where do you draw inspiration from?

 Lately, my close friends give me a lot to write about. They’re an odd bunch themselves…

What’s next for you?

 Well, this summer is gonna be real fun, then we will release our LP in February so there’s that.

What’s your scene?

A nice tasty bowl of humans all playing music with each others dishes.


CLOSET STRAIGHTS are a quintet of young multi-instrumentalists from Melbourne, Australia. The sound of the collective is born from the unique styles and influences of each individual creating a real “HEAVY-POP” sound.


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