Q&A Scene: Louise Love

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

[pullquote]One of my challenges is that my music is as conventional as it is strange – so it’s been hard for me to fit it in to a particular scene. [/pullquote]The Tantric Shuffle EP is a 4 track electro-pop release that has both depth and playfulness. It’s my second release as an electronic producer and it’s the more up-tempo of the two. The EP is out now through Bandcamp and itunes and I’m about to start my launch tour with dates in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth. I have some great electronic acts supporting me at my shows, including Astral Skulls, KT Spit, and Simona Castricum.

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

Something that is carefully crafted, but tastes simple. A dessert soufflé, not too sweet.
Which of your songs resonate most strongly and why?

Soft Loop, which is the third track on the EP, is the most personal of the songs. It’s about a difficult relationship in which the only thing I could change was myself. It is also the most dark and unusual song of the release.

Tell us a quick, on the road, anecdote.

I left my hometown of Fremantle about 4 years ago and drove solo across the Nullarbor Plain. I felt the distance and my old life falling away behind me. Facing the desert is an Australian rite of passage. I also helped rescue a little joey.
Where do you draw inspiration from?

When I write lyrics it’s often like I’m weaving some sense out of my experiences and reactions. Sometimes it’s not until I’ve finished a song that I really understand what it means to me. Inspiration for the music doesn’t always come easy and I often feel like I’m searching, shuffling and chipping away until a song starts to fit.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Dance by ESG – a no-wave band from the 80’s. It’s so fun, raw and simple. I would never write a song like that, which is why I love it. When I write, there’s a lot of trial and error to get everything to sound just right. I’d like to try writing in a more spontaneous and collaborative way.

What’s next for you?

When I return from my tour, I plan to spend a whole day watching telly and eating junk-food. After that, I think it’s important that I starting making new material as soon as I can. I know I need to move on from this release and get creative again, regardless of any success or failure I may have.

What’s your scene?

One of my challenges is that my music is as conventional as it is strange – so it’s been hard for me to fit it in to a particular scene. I am pretty excited by the underground electronic scene here in Melbourne (where I’m now based). There are so many talented electronic artists in this city and I’ve been lucky enough to share the stage with a few of them.

About Louise Love

Electro-pop producer and songstress, Louise Love, is celebrating the release of single ‘Get Back’ – a bittersweet groove with rhythmic vocals, a playful pop song about trying to become a kinder person which appears on Love’s Tantric Shuffle EP. Slated for release January 15th the EP comes with a string of tour dates hitting up Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. The self produced EP is the follow on to 2014 album First Day.


Louise Love Tour Dates

Wednesday January 27th – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle
Friday January 29th – The Grace Darling, Melbourne
Sunday January 31st – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane
Monday February 1st – The Newsagency, Sydney


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