Q&A Scene: YoWo Music

Answered by YoWo participant Lucinda Moje-O’Brien

Tell us about your new album!

Work Like That is whole bunch of collected works from a lovely little group of gals and GNC teens called YoWo. YoWo is an initiative that aims to get more young women and gender nonconforming teens into the music scene, and gives us loads of amazing opportunities. This album showcases a couple of songs that we’ve each been working on in the past three or so months in our  bands, with the amazing help of our mentors.

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

I would describe our sound as… Fresh Pancakes. Listening to our music brings me so many good memories and such pride at what we’ve achieved, kind of like when you make an especially good batch. We have the essential ingredients, and depending on who writes the song, the taste is different, you can have some fresh and zesty, and some nice and sweet, I think even now we are still finding our sound or what kind of musicians we are and that’s totally okay.

Which of the songs on the album resonate most strongly and why?

I really relate to Your Mind written by Bridget. The lyrics are so beautiful, and I think it is a beautiful way to tell the story of to not being able to understand someone anymore, or relate to them, and wondering what they’re thinking about. I’ve definitely been in that situation before.

Tell us a quick, in the studio, anecdote.

It was so cool just watching the songs come together; there was a lot of down time, waiting for everyone to finish their parts, and then all of a sudden you’d walk back into the mixing room, and there’s was just this wall of sound and almost a complete song just there, one pause/play button away!

Where do you draw inspiration from?

I draw inspiration from the things going on around me in the world; from my family, friends, the city, my very embarrassing dog, – just everyday life.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

I wish that I wrote any of the songs by Killer Lillies (one of the older YoWo alumni bands). Seeing them perform to us was so amazing, their lyrics were so well thought out and their band was so tight. I really admire all the rhythms that they’ve come up with and the vocals, ahh! I can’t wait to be able to play their music whenever I want!

What’s next for YoWo?

As our semester comes to a close, we hope to see many new faces at YoWo, and keep the music going. Keep your ears open for more gigs and maybe some new music, who knows whats 2019 could hold? Come along and find out!

What’s your scene?

I myself am a bit of an arts gal, I like to hang around Brunswick, go op shopping, do a bit of sewing, try my hand at some drawing. YoWo has definitely reopened the music door to me and really shown me a whole new world of amazing opportunities, and made so many great connections for the future. I can’t wait to see what my peers get up to in their own bands and to keep Headlight Holiday (my YoWo band) going too!


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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.

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