Q&A Scene: Donovan Pill ~ WILD MEADOWS

Tell us about your new self-titled album ?

Last year we were looking to get started making our debut album and we were lucky enough to secure the services of Paul “Woody” Annison who had worked on a bunch of records we all like (Black Cab, Rocket Science, Flyying Colours).  We had a bunch of songs we wanted to record which were a bit of an eclectic mix but we felt it could still work really well as an album.  Woody’s work in the recording and production side of things really brought out the best in them and we’re very excited to be releasing it

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

We’ve been playing around with synths at rehearsal a bit lately and it’s been a lot of fun.  There’s a good chance it’ll feature on more Wild Meadows stuff in the future.

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

At one of our gigs a while back we had organised these great images that would be projected up on stage throughout our set.  The venue had all the equipment but when we got up to the pub there was only the projector and nothing to project onto.  A generous and quick thinking local guy ran home and ripped the sheets off his bed which he then taped up behind us.  It lasted about half a song before it fell and engulfed our drummer but our appreciation for his efforts remains!

What, or who, inspires you?

Musically I really admire bands that seem to create something quite simple, even repetitive but it never gets tiring to listen too, it actually draws you into it more and more as it progresses.  A song like “Bite Down” by Gold Class has this fantastic repeating bass line that falls in so brilliantly with the guitar and drums.  Also something like “Ceremony” by New Order has a kinda melodic bass that doesn’t shift around much but never gets old.  Love it.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

There are many and it’s really hard to restrict it to one but I will say “Wisdom” by The Brian Jonestown Massacre.  Every time I listen to it, when it’s over I just say ‘damn’.  Very quietly.

What’s next for you?

At the moment our focus is on the album launch and looking forward to the shows we have coming up around that in Melbourne and Sydney.  We have been playing around a bit in rehearsal with some new ideas too and getting back into writing for a second album which we will likely make a start on later this year.

What’s your scene?

Awesomenessness

 

Wild Meadows present ‘First Exit’, the opening track from their forthcoming debut self-titled LP.  A dark, foreboding tune built on a rollicking rhythm section and atmospheric vocals, it offers an intriguing counterpoint to the album’s more shoegaze-oriented lead single ‘Feel the Noise’, which has received regular airplay and favourable reviews across the likes of Triple R, Double J, Triple J and 4ZZZ. [pullquote]classic shoegaze anthem redolent with swirling vocals, waves of sparkling guitar and gob-smacking choruses grander than the Simpson Desert.” – Backseat Mafia[/pullquote]

Wild Meadows’ current lineup consists of Jessica Lawrence (vocals), James Ross (vocals/guitar), Dylan Bird (guitar), Donovan Pill (bass) and drummer Peter Giannoukas, who joined the band subsequent to this recording. Produced, recorded and mixed by Paul ‘Woody’ Annison (Black Cab, Rocket Science) and mastered by William Bowden (The Church, Gotye), Wild Meadows’ self-titled album is released today, Friday March 2, 2018 on vinyl and digitally.

[pullquote]A wonderfully melodious wall of sound.” – Dom Alessio, Triple J [/pullquote]   

Grab your copy here!

ALBUM LAUNCH details:

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WildMeadowsofficial

Bandcamp: https://wildmeadows.bandcamp.com

Triple J Unearthed: https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/wild-meadows

 

Wild Meadows present ‘First Exit’, the opening track from their forthcoming debut self-titled LP.  A dark, foreboding tune built on a rollicking rhythm section and atmospheric vocals, it offers an intriguing counterpoint to the album’s more shoegaze-oriented lead single ‘Feel the Noise’, which has received regular airplay and favourable reviews across the likes of Triple R, Double J, Triple J and 4ZZZ. [pullquote]classic shoegaze anthem redolent with swirling vocals, waves of sparkling guitar and gob-smacking choruses grander than the Simpson Desert.” – Backseat Mafia[/pullquote]

Wild Meadows’ current lineup consists of Jessica Lawrence (vocals), James Ross (vocals/guitar), Dylan Bird (guitar), Donovan Pill (bass) and drummer Peter Giannoukas, who joined the band subsequent to this recording. Produced, recorded and mixed by Paul ‘Woody’ Annison (Black Cab, Rocket Science) and mastered by William Bowden (The Church, Gotye), Wild Meadows’ self-titled album is released today, Friday March 2, 2018 on vinyl and digitally.

[pullquote]A wonderfully melodious wall of sound.” – Dom Alessio, Triple J [/pullquote]   

Grab your copy here!

ALBUM LAUNCH details:

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WildMeadowsofficial

Bandcamp: https://wildmeadows.bandcamp.com

Triple J Unearthed: https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/wild-meadows

 

About Mary Boukouvalas 1078 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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