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Terraplane Sun- California

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Ben Rothbard and Johnny Zambetti have a new project called ‘The Palms’ but before we go there let’s go back to the beginning with how it all began with Terraplane Sun.

Take a walk with us on the wildside to Venice Beach: the room where it all started. This is the unreleased, ‘Weekend’ after the weekend with, ‘No Regrets’ off their latest EP, ‘Ya Never Know.’

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Husband- Perth, Australia

“Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I want to do a job that I’m not going to want to retire from. It’d be kinda cool to be writing songs as an old man, hopefully my voice will be more gravelly. 

Husband promo1_Photo by Penny Lane

Photography by Penny Lane

Indie – Rock – Americana

Husband’s Michael Paolino captures the mystery and dark grit behind a weary traveller, tarnished soul, and mighty heart. His music is refreshing and unique in a toxic world. 

Home is where your story begins, tell us a bit about yours.

I was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. Everyone is really friendly; there’s plenty of sunshine and over the past 10 years there’s been some awesome small bars opening, which is making the city a really great place to go to. My wife Sarah and I live near the ocean in a house I’ve almost finished renovating (it’s taken close to two years) with our loud obnoxious dog Luna and three-legged cat, Pirate. We love watching movies and TV series; every night we can’t wait to get on the couch and start watching something.

How did music find you?

When I was in year 4 or 5 at school my mum enrolled me in piano lessons. I hated them and used to skip them, pretending I’d forgotten to go which infuriated my mum. I’m not sure why, but I started begging for a guitar, which they finally gave me when I was 12. It was a little acoustic thing. Then it came down to my big brother who introduced me to Pearl Jam and Nirvana. I was a massive nerd in school. I found it almost impossible to rebel; I always did what I was told. But in my band it was like a world where I could make my own rules, and I think I was hooked playing music from about the age of 16.

‘The Money’ recorded in LA with Rick Parker. What influenced this journey?

Husband had been playing shows in Perth for about two years, getting to know what the band was about and getting the vibe right. While I was doing this I was feeling increasingly cut off from the wider music world. I wanted to get outside my comfort zone and show my songs to someone who had worked on great records. I suppose in a way, I wanted to see if they thought I was any good. Howl by BRMC is one of my favourite albums, so when my manager Rachel and I were wondering who to approach, his name came up and I thought, ‘as if that’ll happen’. But it turned out he was keen and everything miraculously fell into place.

Husband promo2_Photo by Penny Lane

Track three, ‘The Money’ written in Perth’s financial district: “One night I found myself walking through Perth’s financial district. It felt so dead… its sole purpose is to make money 9-5. The emptiness I felt inspired this song.” But did you feel the same sense on the streets of LA?

Yeah I suppose any financial district in any city in the world shuts its doors and becomes a bit of a shell. I find it sad how once the big banks shut their doors and the streets are quiet, some homeless guy will go and sleep on their steps. I suppose I have a pretty black and white way of thinking about it, but I don’t want to make money 9 to 5 so I can live 5 to 9. I haven’t found a career I love apart from writing music, so I suppose my gripe with money is just that – my gripe.

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Paris Carney – Los Angeles

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” Paris Carney sparkling, ebullient and breezy. Inviting you into the brilliant colours of her world through song. A bright light in a sometimes dark industry is always a pleasure and never grows old. “

 – Fresh Independence

Name: Paris Carney

Age: 26

Where are you writing this: In a kitchen in New Jersey 

 Home is where your story begins, please tell us a little about yours.

I grew up in NYC’s Greenwich Village with my two older brothers and my mom and dad. My family is very creative and encouraging so I’ve always felt supported in my dreams and efforts, which is such a gift.

 

 How would you best describe your musical style?

I like to call it indie electro-pop.

 

 What was it like growing up in such an artistic family?

It was really inspiring. My childhood was spent going to Blues bars with my mom and older brothers so they could have the chance to jam with some of the greats. I was as young as 8 years old and would drink Shirley Temples and my bedtime lullabies were blues riffs. Our mom was a singer and dad was a commercial jingle writer so I grew up recording things for my dad and singing harmonies, which I love so deeply.

 a paris and reeve

 What is the song writing process like for you?

I’m usually inspired lyrically by a specific situation – I will write down my emotions and then come back to them. Depending on how I’m feeling I might write the whole thing in a sitting or might give an idea to my producer and we will collaborate a bit more.

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Side Saddle – Astoria, NY

“Like there isn’t anything to keep me from you…eternally barged in on my routine reverie and I have wasted a legion of seemingly good opportunities but waste I will no more you’ll find my steady hand reaching for you”

1.  Name: Ian Patrick McGuinness

     Age: 28

     Where are you writing this?  In my living room.

 

2.  Home is where your story begins, please tell us a little about yours. 

 Right now home is Astoria, NY and I love it. I live in a 3-bedroom apartment with two of my old band-mates. It’s close to the rehearsal space, the studio and the bakery. What more could you need? I grew up in the suburbs of New York (About an hour upstate from the City). My father was and still is an equine teacher and caretaker of 20 horses and my mother is a nurse. I have an older sister and of course there is Kizzy, a golden retriever. Growing up, band practice was always in the basement of my house so it was consistently loud and full of kids. When we weren’t practicing, we were outside. We had a nice backyard and patio so we could play out there and grill in the summer. It was a pretty ideal situation.

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3.  How did Side Saddle come to be? 

I started writing some songs that were a little too folky for the band that I was in and I was looking for a bit of a change. I decided to start a side project.

 

4.  When did you know that music was going to be such a big part of your life? 

I’m not sure when that moment happened. It always seemed to be the one thing I could do for a long period of time and not get bored or distracted by something else. But if I had to pick a moment it was probably when my neighbor/family friend Vivian gave me her late husbands Tascam 4 track. I sat down and wrote my first complete song and you know what… it wasn’t that bad.

 

5. You must be filled with excitement with the release of your debut EP titled The Postcard. 

I am suuuuuuuper excited! It has been a long time coming. I started recording some of these songs last May so it will feel like a huge weight off my shoulders for sure.

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