Sydney’s duo cum four piece Naked On The Vague’s unique style and aesthetic has been achieved in an almost accidental, or rather, circumstantial way. For a band that belongs to an almost unclassifiable genre, their sound stands out from those who sit in a similarly ambiguous state – and it has all been the result of simple trial and error.
“It all began when Matthew [Hopkins] and I found ourselves playing our first show in Brisbane with Kiosk and the Grey Daturas before we even have a name,” tells Lucy Phelan, the band’s primary vocalist and keyboardist. “Once we got back home to Sydney we were keen to keep it going and worked on getting things together, experimenting with different ideas. Starting the band was really exciting. It was a special time in the Australian music scene, where I think a whole bunch of like-minded bands and people found each other and were able to thrive. All I'd ever wanted to achieve with the band was to release at least one 7" single. It was very strange to us, but totally incredible too, to think that people were interested in our band.”
Heading under cover
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