Q&A Scene: Danielle Whalebone – Animal Hands

Tell us about your new album/tour?

We have just finished recording our debut album “Tonic Clonic” at Birdland studios in Prahran. My intention when writing the songs for the album was to cultivate beauty from sorrow. We will be releasing the album later this year followed by a tour.

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

A song that will be on the album called “Wax and Vanity”. I feel that it is a style of song writing that I would like to pursue further. How would you describe your sound in food form and why? Black truffles because they are found in the dirt but are syrupy sweet.

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

“Be quick, more click”, we were having a blast recording in such an inspiring space that we would spend to much time chatting and not enough time being serious and focusing on the mind numbing metronome.

What, or who, inspires you?

Unconventional women, poets, writers, film makers, artists.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

All of the songs I deeply love are so personal to the writers that create them and are often so tragic that I would never wish to experience a taste of water from the well upon which they draw.

What’s next for you?

I am currently working on writing some words for an improvised piece of music that we recorded when we had some spare studio time. The last track on the upcoming album “Mud Hut” is from the same session although I left it without lyrics as it completed the “bow tie” at the beginning and end of the album.

What’s your scene?

The Melbourne Music Scene.

Indie rock band Animal Hands have released a behind the scenes insight into the making of the bands upcoming debut album “Tonic Clonic”. The footage was taken during Rehearsals at Bakehouse studios and whilst recording at Birdland studios in Prahran and will be one of the last albums and film footage to be released from a space that produced recordings by artists such as Rowland. S Howard, Mick Harvey and Adalita Srsen.

The band has received international acclaim with highly praising reviews earning airplay from Australia to USA, UK, Germany, around Europe and has nominated for two Cherry Awards in 2015 and 2016. The band have supported both “The Troggs” and “Dallas Frasca” on their 2016 world tours at their shows in Melbourne and have healing shows booked until mid year with a tour to follow the Album Launch later this year.


Upcoming gigs

March 3rd at The last Chance Rock & Roll
April 8th at The post Office Hotel
20th of May at Yarra Hotel Abbotsford.
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