They already know each other rather well (more about that shortly), but today’s our turn to get to know The Achilles.
The Queensland outfit have just dropped their cool new single ‘Matches’ and this weekend will be performing for audiences at the Carnival of Flowers Food & Wine Festival in their hometown.
Find out who they are, what their story is and what they want with us in our latest feature.
01. Band name : The Achilles.
02. Where are you based? Toowoomba, Queensland.
03. Who are your members? Four Siblings – Megan, Joel, Tom and Dan.
04. How was the band formed? We’ve grown up playing music together so the band kind of naturally formed from our collective love of making music.
05. Tell us a little bit about your sound. At our roots, we’re a folk band. But we love to experiment with all different sounds to add to the folk ‘foundation’. So we also play around with elements of ambient pop, rock and blues to different songs of ours.
06. If you had to compare yourselves to an already established act sound-wise, who would it be? Probably Of Monsters & Men.
07. How did you choose your band name? Pretty cliché, but it’s our surname!
08. Give us five words to best describe you as a band. Groovy, Fun, Deep, Family, Erratic.
09. In what ways has the band changed from when it was formed to today? We’ve mostly just grown and developed our sound, from what it was originally (pure folk) to a combination of a whole heap of genres.
10. What are your members’ favourite songs of all time? ‘Deeper Water’ by Paul Kelly, ‘Read My Mind’ by The Killers, ‘Steal My Sunshine’ by Len… just to name a few.
11. What’s your biggest claim to fame so far? Playing at the Big Pineapple Music Festival 2016 was a big highlight.
12. What’s been your strangest experience as a band? Don’t really know actually!
13. Tell us about your latest release. ‘Matches’ is a big folk/pop number. It is really airy and dancy and has a great chorus. It’s a track we’re really proud of and feel as though it’s a really accurate representation of us as a band and what our sound is like right now.
14. What do your future plans involve? We’ve been writing some more new tunes which are crackers. So we’d love to record those and keep getting new tracks out to our audience followed up with more live gigs.
15. Where can our audience catch you live? Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Food & Wine Festival – September 16.