Distant Memories

An indie rock band from Brisbane, Distant Memories have encountered problems finding appropriate venues to perform in. While they’ve got friendship, adventure and music on their side, the year 9 students are looking for some support to get a stronger all ages scene happening for bands like themselves.

What do you do, why did you choose to go down that path, and what do you love about it?
We are a band that loves to play indie/rock. We just love playing music together. Being able to chill with friends and play music with them is a great opportunity. We all wanted to go down a musical path somehow so when we all joined together to form this band it was like everything just fit in place both musically and being all friends already it just sank in for us.

What are you currently working on project-wise?
We have just released one of our songs as a demo which you can hear here and are currently working on writing some more songs and trying to put an EP together hopefully soon. We are also working on trying to get some gigs which then we can showcase these songs.

What would you say led you to where you are today? Eg background, achievements, inspiration?
We have all grown up with music somehow whether through getting lessons at school or teaching ourselves. We’ve all learnt some sort of music. But instead of being kids who are learning music and don’t enjoy it, we apply all our knowledge together in this band. This means that our music is both creative and musically fitting.

Distant Memories

What do you get up to in your down time? Do you have any hobbies?
Nat – I usually play some drums and listen to some of my favorite bands which influence me to play – Anberlin. I also like to play piano and some guitar. I also play football (soccer) in my downtime. I also like to chill with my friends.
Jordan D – I like to play my bass in my downtime but I also like to play video games and chill with my friends.
Cam – I enjoy making any type of music from just playing my guitar to playing some piano and just making some demo recording songs. I also enjoy many sports such as soccer, league and AFL. I also like to chill with friends.
Jordan M – I like to play my guitar, play video games and also like to chill with friends.

What’s it like being a young person in Brisbane? What suggestions would you make to improve the city?
It’s adventurous, but it would be really great if there were more places like Visible Ink that support young kids and the arts.

What advice or inspiration would you share with other young people?
Stick to your dreams and pursue them. If you do your best in everything good things will come out of it.

Is there anything else you’d like to add? Where can people get in touch with you?

People can look us up on:

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