Q&A Scene: Raised By Eagles


Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
We’ve just release album #2 – Diamonds In The Bloodstream – so we’re hitting the road with Alt Country sweetheart, Ruby Boots throughout May. We’ll be at Newtown Social Club in Sydney on May 21 – Howler in Melbourne on May 22 – Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on May 29. Regional dates to be announced soon!

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Christmas BBQ – It can be emotional and tumultuous but at the end of the day you’ll be lying on the couch wearing a stupid grin, half drunk, completely full, and totally satisfied.

Which song resonates most strongly and why?
Sugarcane. I think the music says as much as the lyrics do. It’s a cinematic travelogue of sound that represents a universal moment in time. Standing by the kitchen window, smoking a cigarette, listening to the night and longing for something else.

Any on the road anecdotes?
This is dangerous territory so I think I’ll stay away from it. Suffice to say that what happens on the road… stays on the road. Sometimes literally.

Where do you draw inspiration from? What’s your scene?
All the wandering. The bastards and the angels. The sound of the rain and the pains of the heart. The silence. All the houses and all the rooms. All the keys and phones. The little victories and dead ends. Friends and their music. Idiots and their noise. Home and distance and the undulating territories between… All the wandering.

What’s next for you?
Success and satisfaction


Raised By Eagles released their debut self-titled LP in July 2013 to a packed house at the Bella Union (Trades Hall) in Melbourne. Their entrance onto Melbourne’s musical landscape immediately garnered the attention of Alt.Country aficionados across the country and scored the band a nomination at The Age Music Victoria Awards that year for ‘Best Country Album’.

Since that time, continually raw and captivating performances have cemented their reputation as one of Melbourne’s most sought after independent acts. They delivered a blinding run of shows throughout 2014 that included appearing along-side international luminaries of the genre, Justin Townes Earle, Ryan Bingham and Lindi Ortega at the inaugural ‘Out On The Weekend’ Festival, (brought to us by Love Police Touring and Triple R 102.7FM) as well as performances at Apollo Bay, Kyneton, Jamgrass and Riverboats Music Festivals.

Raised By Eagles is certainly a band that hit the ground running, and shows no sign of slowing down. They return now with their highly anticipated follow-up album entitled ‘Diamonds In The Bloodstream’, released 20 April 2015 through Vitamin Records. A collection of interwoven tales covering the undulating territories of regret, hope, home and distance. Songs that remain unaffected by the smoke and mirrors of music in the post-modern era, and encapsulatethe art of storytelling at it’s heartfelt finest.



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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.