Great Gable will be closing out 2019 as strong as they started it, currently touring around New Zealand and Australia which will see them play their biggest rooms to date
If your music was a person, what would their personality be like? Do you have any character that comes to mind?
MATT: The unassuming and passive protagonist, not the main character but just as important. Qualities of loyalty and sincerity, a care-free/laid back attitude whilst still super determined and hard working. Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
What’s the plan for the rest of 2019?
We’ve just released a new single which we’re stoked about, and we’ll be touring NZ and Australia. We haven’t been on the road since our NZ tour in May so will be nice to get back out there again. There’s a few other things in the works at the moment too…
What’s on your music bucket list?
– Playing Glastonbury
– Recording at Abbey Road Studios
– Playing at the Royal Albert Hall in London
If you had to choose an album title as a quote to live by, which one would it be and why?
CHRIS: The Razors Edge – AC/DC because it’s thrilling to being in a dangerous or unpredictable position in life where everything is carefully balanced and could go one way or the other at any given moment. The razor’s edge also brings about growth and wisdom that takes you much longer to acquire when living in the safe zone.
What is the most bizarre moment you’ve experienced during a performance?
CAL: Couple of years ago we supported the Chiara La Woo guys at Jimmy’s Den and it was such a fun show, but towards the end of the set somehow there ended up being more people on stage than in the crowd. What a wild gig. Good memories and great people.
If you could perform in a concert with other musicians/bands of your choosing, who would they be?
MATT: I’m stoked to already perform with three of my favourite musicians ever, but The Beatles are a strong candidate. It’s super hard to narrow this down but I grew up listening to a lot of Arctic Monkeys so I’d have to say playing a concert with them would be toast! Also David Bowie because well, it’s David Bowie?
What’s on your Spotify playlist at the moment?
Girlie – Alexandra Savior
The Universal – Blur
Falling apart – Emma Louise
Warned you – Good Morning
Japanese Denim – Daniel Caesar
If you could talk to your younger self, what advice would you give about the music industry?
CHRIS: Say yes to every opportunity that comes your way – there’s no way of telling how significant a performance, gig or introduction to a particular figure may be later on down the track.
What tips/advice would you share with other artists?
CAL: I think for new bands who have started gigging and playing shows, I would recommend really trying to build strong relationships with the people that help you get on stage. So like actually remembering the sound person’s name at gigs shows that you value their time and energy, chances are they will respect you for that and will make you sound good – they have the ability to make a great band sounds like crap haha. Plus usually soundies are really nice people who are actually real keen to have a chat! Also respecting bar staff, managers, and promoters is important too. Show respect and you will likely get it back.
What’s in your gig bag?
ALEX: Usually just an empty wallet, ear plugs and half a sandwich
Why do you use Audiofly IEMs?
MATT: I use Audiofly IEMs because I love the clarity of being able to hear everyone playing. You’re able to get into the music more when you can hear everything better. Looking after your ears is incredibly important for musicians, as it’s the most integral part to playing music. The fact we aren’t copping foldback speakers 10-15dB too loud anymore has me super excited. THANKYOU AUDIOFLY LOVE YOU X
Check out their latest MV, All Day Long, below: