Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
The new EP ‘flux’ is a pretty luscious step forward from my previous work. I got to collaborate with Mark Myers from The Middle East on the production, so there’s some great interplay between some dark lyrics and spooky soundscapes. It’s definitely a lot rockier than the previous EP and draws from quite a number of genres. Couldn’t be more excited for you to hear it all.
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
I can’t really think of a food but I would describe it as drinking Fireball Whiskey. It’s pretty lush and warm but after a while you start to feel pretty light headed and emotional. Well that’s how I react to it anyway…
Which song resonates most strongly and why?
‘Stranded’ off the new EP definitely resonates with me the most, I think it was the first time I had been that honest with myself about a pretty heavy topic so it will always have that meaning with me.
Any on the road anecdotes?
Maybe a little too many, I’ve got a pretty charismatic band. We played the Apollo Bay Music Festival last year and rolled in a night early, so we pitched our swags on what seemed to be a nice patch of grass. When we woke up to people with swinging golf clubs and dragging golf carts around us we realised we were actually on the green pissing far too many people off. That was great.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
I’m pretty visual, so I draw lots of inspirations from places, landscapes and moments in time. Something visually stimulating always seems to be the catalyst for self-reflection or expression.
What’s next for you?
Lots more shows on the road for 2015 amongst other festivals and the EP release. I can’t wait to shoot film clips for my next few singles too.
What’s your scene?
Flanelette pyjama pants
Timberwolf is the modern folk project and performing alias of Chris Panousakis, a blues/rock inspired 22 year-old singer/songwriter from Adelaide. Putting his physiotherapy career on the backburner, Chris has taken the next few years off to focus purely on music. With strong roots in 60s/70s blues and rock, his take on modern folk music emulates soulful but cryptic songwriting, complemented by a melodic blend of guitars and vocals.
See Timberwolf at the Ballarat Beer Festival. With thousands expected to descend upon Ballarat township on Saturday 24th January 2015, music lovers and beer enthusiasts are encouraged to book early for the event. Tickets (and drink tokens) available now via Ticketek www.ticketek.com.au