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When did you first realise you had an interest in becoming a singer songwriter?
Harvey: As an early teenager I heard Lou Reed’s Walk on the Wild Side on the radio one morning and was transfixed by the dark and beautiful character portrayals he was able to achieve so simply in a rock song: an amazing statement of art. I quickly sought out the Velvet Underground and devoured what I could get my hands on (Sweet Jane blew my mind!) and…that was that. I had zero songwriting ability. But I had a Fender Strat copy and was on my way to forming a band. At the same time I was getting more and more inspired by Dylan’s early work. That was great because even a novice can follow along to some of those folk songs and get their head around the chord structures.
Where do you see yourself in 2 years?
Great question as Peasant Moon is entering a new era where we aren't going to be based in the same city - we'll be split between Sydney and Chicago.
Josie: In two years, we will hopefully be physically closer again, but I think the distance is helping us be more deliberate and sharpen our focus. We're talking a lot about how to make the most of this time. I'd also like to have improved my mandolin skills!
Harvey: We'll be writing more songs and playing more shows in North America. In two years I'd like to have our debut album out, as well as expanded our audience from Australia to Canada and the USA. I’d also hope to hone my songwriting and performing skills further.
Which would be your dream venue to perform at, and why?
Harvey: Probably the Ryman Theater in Nashville. Feeling the history in the room and seeing some amazing performances at the Americana Music Awards there in 2015 left a real impression. I also love the Mercury Lounge in New York City and have seen some incredibly intimate and energetic shows there – notably American Aquarium in 2014.
Josie: Last year I saw Marlon Williams support Love Letters for Fire at Thalia Hall in Chicago. It is a glorious, decrepit old theatre. There is literally paint peeling from the walls and opera boxes where you can peer down onto the stage and have your drinks delivered. It has an amazing feel, so either there or a similarly crumbling building in Havana- like where Amanda Palmer shot this video: https://youtu.be/jDr4pUDBTec
I think there is unexpected beauty in age and neglect and our music would be right at home.