Interview: Low Lux discuss their new video
Just two months after their full-band debut at the sold-out launch for first single ‘Rivers Roll’, Sydney-based indie-pop group Low Lux are supporting The Preatures on their upcoming tour. Yesterday they premiered their new song ‘Ruin’. We spoke to Daisy Tulley from the band to find out more:
Can you tell us a little about the thinking behind the video? Did you have much creative input or was it largely the director’s idea?
The video for ‘Ruin’ was the director Jodie Hill’s baby. She had a really clear idea of what she wanted and I didn’t want to interrupt that. I totally trusted her to produce a great product and she did! She’s got a fantastic style and is keen as a bean.
Do you generally enjoy the process of making video clips?
No I do not. I have a crooked jaw. Its 9mm to the right. Most people have never noticed but I’m extremely self conscious of it and it makes me incredibly insecure when shooting videos or photos. I watch myself back in edits and can’t believe I look so strange. That part is awful. The rest of video making is exciting and bringing it all together with the music is thrilling.
You’re just about to head out on tour with The Preatures. What are you most looking forward to?
Just playing some more shows. We’ve only played one proper show… we are frothing to get back onstage! It will be great for Low Lux to spend some quality time on the road together too. Our guitarist Lehi Curtis is one the funniest guys you’ll ever meet so we’ll be doing some heavy lol-ing in Alister’s Subaru all the way to Canberra.
You’re likely to be playing to a number of people who haven’t seen you previously. For those uninitiated with Low Lux, can you give us a quick introduction? As in… how/when the band formed and what you were doing beforehand…
We formed Low Lux a year ago. I’ve been writing solo music since I was 16 and playing under Daisy M. Tulley for a few years. I finally got the time to concentrate on my music so thought I should get some people together. We all knew each other from our previous bands or seeing each other play back in the day. Josh and I played in Bridezilla, Alister played in Sooners, Alex played in Brackets and Lehi played in Glitter Canyon/now in Blackbird. Giving the band thing a go second time has been trickier than expected. We all have such polar experience and hang ups about the music industry that every Low Lux move gets over-analysed and we end up yelling at each other. Good for the creative juices.
What can we expect from Low Lux at these Preatures gigs?
I dont know. I can’t predict the future. But fuck, I hope you enjoy it.
Is it hard being in a band in 2015, with all of the restrictions and lockout laws?
Leading up to our launch we found it hard thinking of places to play. Such a small pool of venues in Sydney now. It’s sad. But people are getting creative and there are some interesting gigs going on in backyards, warehouses and strange pubs now, so that’s exciting.
What are your plans after the Preatures tour?
Release another song over summer and keep playing shows. Things are great in the Low Lux camp. We are all in love with Low Lux.
THU 27 AUG, ANU BAR, CANBERRA ACT W/ THE PREATURES & THE CREASES
FRI 28 AUG, THE METRO, SYDNEY NSW (SOLD OUT) W/ THE PREATURES & THE CREASES
SAT 29 AUG, VOLUMES FESTIVAL, SYDNEY NSW W/ JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS, THE LAURELS & MORE
SAT 29 AUG | ENTRANCE LEAGUES CLUB, BATEAU BAY NSW W/ THE PREATURES & THE CREASES
FRI 2 OCT | THE CAMBRIDGE, NEWCASTLE NSW W/ THE PREATURES & THE CREASES
Interview by Bobby Townsend.