Q and A with East
I never seem to hear from artists from the NSW Central Coast, but here’s a goodun’.
East is letting her music speak for itself, because the teasing song Old Age (she is only 16 years old) is a fait accompli, grabbing international attention pretty early on. I won’t say much more, but this bird gave me some quick interview love. Get to know East; I suspect there’s more good to come.
A Has Been: What are some of your musical influences?
East: I take inspiration from a lot of different artists, but if I had to name a few I’d say Ellie Goulding, Imogen Heap, Jeff Buckley, and The Wombats.
AHB: What about non-musical influences?
East: I’m really inspired by a lot of the great philosophers, poets and writers, such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Oscar Wilde, and John Keats.
AHB: Tell me a bit about your EP, and your work with John Castle?
East: I wanted my EP to have a bit of a variety. I wanted each song to show a different side of me. Working with John was incredible! It was amazing to see what he and I could do together in the space of five days (which is how long we had to record the EP).
AHB: What is the music scene like at the Central Coast?
East: I think there’s heaps of talent on the Coast, but there just aren’t that many venues and events to play at. After a while, you end up making your way to Sydney.
AHB: Have you got any plans for 2014?
East: I plan on gigging a lot around the Sydney area, and also hopefully making another EP!