Interview: Getting to know Lakyn

Lakyn recently dropped a new single and is playing some live shows in Australia soon. We asked him to tell us about himself:

I am Lakyn, and I am on the brink of a new discovery, I have been nurturing some soil outside my bedroom for a few months now and I’m planning on making a little vegetable garden. I am well trained in the art of scrambled eggs and I am fond of vacuum cleaning.

‘West’ is an audio sonic representation of an imaginary experience of being lost in the desert trying to survive and struggling with the decision between telling yourself to keep going or to give up.

My upcoming live shows will be a whole bunch of good times with good people and new music, that I can promise.

I spend too much time travelling from pantry to the refrigerator and back, lowering my standards in hopes that something will appeal to me.

I’ve never jumped out of a plane without a parachute.

Home is probably my favourite place in the world. I live with my sister Hayley, my best mate Perk and my other best mate/bird Biggie in a house that has a constant holiday vibe to it.

It might surprise people to learn that I have been sitting here for 15 minutes trying to think of something that will surprise you… as each minute goes by my ideas are less and less exciting. I have let you down, please forgive me.

In the future I would like to own a Nespresso machine, dye my hair grey like George Clooney and invite people over to my house for a coffee tasting party, film the whole thing and star in a TV ad.

You can catch Lakyn playing shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide in October with tickets all available from

Friday October 13th – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Friday October 20th – Milk Factory, Brisbane
Saturday October 21st – OAF Gallery, Sydney
Wednesday October 25th – Grace Emily, Adelaide

Keep up to date with Lakyn on Facebook.

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Interview by Bobby Townsend