Q&A Scene: Grahame & Phil – Dis-Connect

Current Release:

Social Disease

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

G- My favorite would be the new EP Social Disease we put a lot of time and effort into that recording and concentrated on better song writing.

P- Recording our song World Insane on our new EP Social Disease. The more spontaneous the recording the better it turns out I think. This was done in two takes with the three of us just plugging in and going for it.

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

G- When we were recording the song Harmony from the first EP. We were missing a verse from the song. I got down on the floor in the vocal booth with pen and paper and wrote out the words to the last verse as Phil was putting the vocal track down. I held the paper up and he sang them.

P- What Grahame said. The spontaneous thing again for me! That was one take and it was the song that got some airplay on Triple J.

What, or who, inspires you?

G- Musically because I am the drummer Stewart Copeland, Dave Lombardo, Dave Grohl inspire me. In life, my son inspires me every day to be a better person.
P- Anyone who gets up and has a go I think. I like listening to songs and how they are structured and where song writers take them. Two of my favourites are Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) and Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam). They write their own rules in a way. Things that shouldn’t fit together, they make them work.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

G- That is a hard question to answer there are so many how do you pick just one? -The Police So Lonely, Live Forever Oasis

P- Stand In Line by Midnight Oil. Seeing this song played live is something to behold. The power and energy is unlike any song I’ve seen before.

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

G- I would say it is a tasty spiced up butter chicken
P- Burrito, tasty, flavoursome with a bit of spice

What’s next for you?

G- Hopefully we get some radio airplay and we can somehow get someone to book some gigs for us to support the release of the new EP.

P- Playing some gigs and having fun.

What’s your scene?

G- My scene is work and then spending as much time with my wife & son on the weekends as possible.

P – Music, family and friends. Friendly interesting people.

Social Disease is out now through Foghorn Records.

Social DIsease is out now through FOGHORN RECORDS

Dis-Connect launch Social Disease at Hornsby Inn on 30th March 2019

More about Dis-Connect and Social Disease:

The new EP from Hornsby, Sydney-based 3 piece Dis-Connect is called Social Disease and it’s out on Feb 8!

Recorded inMay 2018 atThe Grove Studios on the Central Coast, the EP features 4 brand new tracks that use their serrated punk/pop sound to accentuate the difficult issues that are examined inthe lyrics.Social Disease offers a glimpse of some of thepressures facing middle and lower-class Australians, from the use of prescription and illegal drugs,troubled relationships and the struggle of a low income to cultural diversity, sexuality andpolitical bias.

The EP will be launchedat The Hornsby Inn, Sydney on Saturday 30th March.

Dis-Connectare Phillip Lambert (lead vocals, bass guitar) Steven Tonge (back vocals, guitar) and Grahame Giles (drums). The band was formed after Phil recorded 7 songs in his bedroom and gave the songs and his drum kit to Grahame and from that point it was 6 weeks until the band’svery first gig.

After a few years of playing live gigs, Steve joined the bandand they recorded a demo at Damien Gerard Studios with Russell Pilling. A lot of live gigs followed, as well asthe release of their debut EP, featuring the track Harmony, which gained national radio airplay on Triple J.

Social Disease is now live on Spotify, iTunes and all your favourite streaming services.

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