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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW AUSTRALIAN ARTIST THE CHAMBERLAINS 

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

Music has always been present in my life in one form or another. I grew up in a house with instruments around, so my interest was there from a young age. I took piano, guitar, and clarinet lessons as a kid, and later went on to study music at TAFE after leaving high school.

Introduce us to you and your musical history.

I’m essentially a solo artist, ‘The Chamberlains’ is my moniker. I’ve been recording and releasing music since 2020, part of the ‘Pandemic Wave’ I suppose you could say. I work with various musicians both in the studio and on stage, so the line-up is ever-changing. However, that’s part of what keeps the whole thing interesting.

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it?

My latest song is called ‘Metropolis’ and is the fourth single I’ve released. It’s kind of a morbid love letter to the nocturnal urban world, in the vein of Tom Waits. I wrote the lyrics as a poem and developed the music as a ‘backing soundscape’. The result is strange and sinister, but very mesmerising. I’m excited for people to hear it.

What was the recording process like?

My recording process is split 50/50 between the studio and home. After finalising a demo at home using Logic, I’ll record drums, bass, and some other elements in the studio. I’ll then record guitars and vocals at home using my own gear before heading to mixing. I’ve come to enjoy working this way, as it allows for much more flexibility.

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?

Is that like “Sign up to the Flat Earth Society and receive a 10% discount on your next oil change?”



Let’s share the love – What bands are doing well in your city?

I recently saw a show put on by my university here in Sydney which had a phenomenal lineup of local bands. Although unfortunately most of their names elude me now, it’s great to see live music alive and well after more than two years of disruption.

What advice would you give other artists starting out?

Work diligently, learn from those around you, and don’t beat yourself up over your mistakes. Success in this industry is one hell of a long road, especially if you’re working solo.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

Learning to ignore your own inner critic is always the most difficult part of writing new music, but it’s the most essential.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

Probably the entire song, but that’s precisely why I try to avoid listening to my own music once it’s done. From what I’ve seen, many artists feel the same way, not just songwriters.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

If you like what you hear, feel free to check out my website at www.toranarecords.com. You’ll find updates about new music and various other projects there.

Thank for joing us today mate, good luck!

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