Thursday, April 21, 2016

Old Salt || Héloise

Although the first single from Héloise's new EP Nothing But The Bones, is titled Old Salt the songstress herself is best described as an old soul. And the music speaks this in volumes. With a sizzling mix of guitar riffs, heavy drum beats and Héloise's mesmerising vocals this is an EP that deserves a place in your next roadtrip tracklist, party line up or really any event that calls for music with soul.

The Tasmanian-turned-Melbournite is taking the 6 track strong EP out on the road, with a string of shows already performed to eager fans and new ears alike. This relatively new face in the Aussie music scene is keen to make an impact. The world better get ready for another red-headed powerhouse, Héloise has arrived.

It sounds like you've been busy since I last spoke to you, what's changed since the end of 2015?
Yes crikey, it's been a year since we last chatted! It's absolutely flown by. We've been busily recording and planning the tour since about June last year. It's been a lot of hard work but lots of fun! We've now got another EP under our belt and are currently on the road in the middle of our first tour!

What's been your biggest 'pinch me' moment to date?
Oooh, that's a tough one. We've been pretty lucky with Old Salt receiving air play on Triple J and a bunch of local radio stations so quickly after its release. It's been featured in a video by YouTube filmmaker Nickehfilms, his channel has about 70k subscribers so it was pretty amazing for the song to be featured in one of his videos.

For those who haven't checked out your latest single Old Salt as yet, what should they know?
Well, Old Salt is the story of a stranger who moves from the ocean to the desert. It's moody, sepia-toned and western-esque. Think cacti, pistols, desert sun and whiskey.

What can fans expect if they head along to a Héloise show?
Lots of sweat, red hair, bad jokes and 'ranga' references.

If any aspiring musicians are reading this, what advice would you offer?
The best advice I could ever give is to never stop doing what you're doing. You'll always encounter roadblocks and hardships but it's so important to push through negatives and keep at it. It's the most rewarding feeling in the world to be able to do what you love for a living.