Author: Esperance Tide
Published: March 15, 2018
We’re from Cronulla, Sydney. We all went to Wollongong Uni, before that we went to the same high school, but we’re different ages. We’ve been playing together for seven or eight years, so [it’s] pretty solid.
It came from my last name, in a way. We used to go under the band name ‘Carra’ while the others were supporting me in a solo project, but as we started building up momentum we thought we needed to change the name, and it reflected our style.
I think we’ve been to Esperance about four times. Cape Le Grand is one of our favourite spots. I think it’s part of the reason we come back, we love the town, but we really love the landscape as well.
One of the pretty crazy things is we’ve become quite good friends with The Prodigy management team. They discovered us at Arrifana [Sunset Fest] in Portugal. And we’ve played with Fat Freddy’s Drop, Madness, UB40.
It’s tricky. You get better at it with age—you learn to better manage how long you can go away for without things falling apart. I’m so used to it now and so is my fiance.
A big thing going into this show is presale. You always know people will show up on the day, but there has to be a willingness to support early, or it doesn’t give much confidence to promoters or agents. Especially Esperance being so far from Perth, it’s high risk.
The Growlers, they’re a Californian band.
The trombone, although we do sometimes play it.
I’m speaking from experience here. I’d rather give up coffee—I feel like it’s worse for you than beer.