An Interview with Dallas Cosmas

Ellie D Chats with Dallas Cosmas

Ellie D Chats with Dallas Cosmas

When did you realise your musical potential? 

Music has been a strong force on both sides of my family & was always simply there. Infact my earliest childhood memory is my mother's piano which I would approach to try and pick out the tune I may have just heard. I couldn't exactly see the keys but I nonetheless would be trying to find the melody. 

Later on as I approached secondary school I probably became aware of the potential as I made fast friends with other students drawn to the same aesthetic. Mind you, the music department was kind of the place of the school outcasts so we clinged to the music like our lives depended on it. 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC TO THE WORLD? 

Reflective & conversational

Where do you hope to hear your music over the next 12 months?

This year I signed a publishing deal which has brought indie radio attention in Europe & North America. With a new album about to be released it would be nice if the broader audience to responds positively. I'm also very interested in the idea of music for film & more production.

ANY PLANS TO TOUR? RELEASE NEW MUSIC?

The plan right now is my new album, 'The Memory Keys', will be released on October 20. 

How does your role in music contribute to your bigger picture?

Much of how I understand the world is through the prism of music. Sometimes I think of it as my first language which must be true to a degree. 

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM ACT TO SUPPORT?

Neil Finn. His writing remains at the top of the game.

Find Dallas Cosmas Online:

iTunes | Web | Twitter | Soundcloud

WHEN DID YOU TAKE YOUR FIRST BIG STEP INTO MUSIC?

The steps are one foot in front of the other! There have been some obvious bigger steps. First paid gig, first time in a studio, first official release...I've worked with many fine talents all up & down the scale of popularity, they have all influenced me.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE REPRESENTING AUSTRALIAN MUSIC?

If my work gives listeners abroad one more perSpective from our part of the world and opens up possibilities then that is great. Music is the international language, right?

WHICH SINGLE MOMENT WOULD YOU LOOK BACK ON NOW THAT MAKES YOU PROUD?

Professionally, my production label (Prototype Musique) has brought some international attention not just for myself, but a number of fantastic local artists I've produced. Being a contributor to a whole scene & reach out is the best buzz.

FROM WHERE DO YOU DRAW YOUR INSPIRATION TO KEEP CREATING MUSIC?

Life itself.

WHAT’S ONE LESSON YOU’VE LEARNT THAT YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH OTHER ASPIRING MUSICIANS?

Be sure about what is motivating you and how you want your audience to get that. It's not to be contrived, but if you're out there doing it you have to work out how you're getting your message across.