Interview: Streetlight

Streetlight
Interview by Leo Abbs

How was winning the Next Big Thing?

Winning the Next Big Thing was really neat, we met a lot of great people and saw a bunch of amazing bands. Beside the whole argument of the clash between art and competition, I think being part of the competition was a positive thing. In the end, with so many great bands being exposed to larger audiences than they may not usually play to its not really about who ‘wins’
or ‘loses’.

Best thing about winning the comp?
As I mentioned before, meeting great people and musicians, playing to a
varied audience and obviously the prizes are handy!

Any suggestions you have on how to improve the competition?

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No I think it’s a very good example of a competition, especially as it is
independently run and not backed by multinational corporations or anything
ridiculous.

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What prizes did you win?

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No I think it’s a very good example of a competition, especially as it is
independently run and not backed by multinational corporations or anything
ridiculous.

What prizes did you win?

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We won a whole bunch of stuff, this is the list from the NBT site:

– Production of 500 copies of your own CD using the following prizes:
– An extra two days’ recording time at Satellite Recording Studio (to be
claimed by December 2006)
– CD mastering
– CD booklet design (4 pages, full colour) by Brad Coleman Design
– CD pressing (500 CDs) including booklet.
– Music video clip production by nextworldstudios.com including concept and
all production equipment/time, all necessary crew/direction, and specialist
camera gear (Steadicam/Crane), plus edited broadcast-quality digital betacam
of video.
Performance opportunities at Perth’s biggest original music events in 2007 –
the Big Day Out, In the Pines & the WAMIs!!!
– $30,000 worth of equipment insurance through Action Entertainment
Insurance
– A promotional package through Xpress Magazine and RTRFM 92.1
– A photography session from Wondertwins Art
– 12 months website hosting by Kill Crush Destroy & online KCD store
– 100 free full-colour stickers through Snap Printing (valid till Dec 2006)
– One year’s free band subscription to RTRFM 92.1
– Season passes to 2007 WAMI Festival
– Song on the 2007 WAMI CD
– Potential touring opportunities

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We won a whole bunch of stuff, this is the list from the NBT site:

– Production of 500 copies of your own CD using the following prizes:
– An extra two days’ recording time at Satellite Recording Studio (to be
claimed by December 2006)
– CD mastering
– CD booklet design (4 pages, full colour) by Brad Coleman Design
– CD pressing (500 CDs) including booklet.
– Music video clip production by nextworldstudios.com including concept and
all production equipment/time, all necessary crew/direction, and specialist
camera gear (Steadicam/Crane), plus edited broadcast-quality digital betacam
of video.
Performance opportunities at Perth’s biggest original music events in 2007 –
the Big Day Out, In the Pines & the WAMIs!!!
– $30,000 worth of equipment insurance through Action Entertainment
Insurance
– A promotional package through Xpress Magazine and RTRFM 92.1
– A photography session from Wondertwins Art
– 12 months website hosting by Kill Crush Destroy & online KCD store
– 100 free full-colour stickers through Snap Printing (valid till Dec 2006)
– One year’s free band subscription to RTRFM 92.1
– Season passes to 2007 WAMI Festival
– Song on the 2007 WAMI CD
– Potential touring opportunities

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Which prizes have you found useful and which ones have been not useful?

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The prizes that we have used so far include – CD printing through MGM,
X-Press promotion, RTR promotion and the extra days of recording. However
the other prizes I’m sure will be a huge help when we use them.

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Favourite Bands from this year\’s NBT?

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There were a lot of great bands competing this year, really talented bunch!
Personally, I really enjoyed The City Watch and since the competition we’ve
had the pleasure of playing with them a few times which is great. Im sure
the others had their favourites too..

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What have the feedback from punters and reviews from the press been like
since you won?

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Which prizes have you found useful and which ones have been not useful?
The prizes that we have used so far include – CD printing through MGM,
X-Press promotion, RTR promotion and the extra days of recording. However
the other prizes I’m sure will be a huge help when we use them.

Favourite Bands from this year’s NBT?
There were a lot of great bands competing this year, really talented bunch!
Personally, I really enjoyed The City Watch and since the competition we’ve
had the pleasure of playing with them a few times which is great. Im sure
the others had their favourites too..

What have the feedback from punters and reviews from the press been like since you won?

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The response has been very varied and diverse, which is the way it should
be. As long as people are forming their own opinions and providing
constructive criticisms I’m happy.

Why was the current line-up of Streetlight formed, and why did you choose to
have a violinst?

The current lineup has only been in place since January 2006 with Karlin
Courtney replacing our old guitarist, Dan. The majority of us met through
the bands we played in when we were younger around the Perth Hills, a few
years after those bands broke up we all formed Streetlight in early 2004.
Rachael has been an integral part of Streetlight since the beginning, I
think that having the textured and ethereal sound that the violin produces
really contrasts and congeals with the rock music, also, it’s always a
challenge writing music with classical instruments and it makes the
writing/recording process far more interesting.

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One of the judges in heat one, was Rob from Gyroscope, who liked you guys so
much his band invited you to support them in Adelaide. How was the
experience of playing in Adelaide?

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The response has been very varied and diverse, which is the way it should
be. As long as people are forming their own opinions and providing
constructive criticisms I’m happy.

Why was the current line-up of Streetlight formed, and why did you choose to have a violinst?
The current lineup has only been in place since January 2006 with Karlin
Courtney replacing our old guitarist, Dan. The majority of us met through
the bands we played in when we were younger around the Perth Hills, a few
years after those bands broke up we all formed Streetlight in early 2004.
Rachael has been an integral part of Streetlight since the beginning, I
think that having the textured and ethereal sound that the violin produces
really contrasts and congeals with the rock music, also, it’s always a
challenge writing music with classical instruments and it makes the
writing/recording process far more interesting.


One of the judges in heat one, was Rob from Gyroscope, who liked you guys so much his band invited you to support them in Adelaide. How was the experience of playing in Adelaide?

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Adelaide was great, we had never been interstate and to do it under those
circumstances, going with such an established band, was amazing, and also
what great guys to go with! The shows were electric and were really crazy,
playing to new crowds was also really challenging and exciting. I think
we’ve certainly got more of an idea of what its all out about now and we
will be on tour real soon.

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I hear you are releasing a cd soon? Where was it recorded?

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We are releasing our debut single ‘Attack That Gentleman’ which was recorded
at Bergerk! Studio’s with Al Smith and mastered by Shaun O’Callaghan at
Studio Couch on December 2nd.

The single is out on MGM distribution and will be available at all good
stores for order.

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What are the dates and details for the launch?

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Adelaide was great, we had never been interstate and to do it under those
circumstances, going with such an established band, was amazing, and also
what great guys to go with! The shows were electric and were really crazy,
playing to new crowds was also really challenging and exciting. I think
we’ve certainly got more of an idea of what its all out about now and we
will be on tour real soon.

I hear you are releasing a cd soon? Where was it recorded?
We are releasing our debut single ‘Attack That Gentleman’ which was recorded
at Bergerk! Studio’s with Al Smith and mastered by Shaun O’Callaghan at
Studio Couch on December 2nd.

The single is out on MGM distribution and will be available at all good
stores for order.


What are the dates and details for the launch?

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We have two main launch dates which are –

SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER – Amplifier Bar
STREETLIGHT \’ATTACK THAT GENTLEMAN\’ LAUNCH
w/ 11th He Reaches London, Fall Electric, Dee Dee Dums

SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER – Bakery (All Ages)
Rockus.com.au presents Love Like Violence All Ages Edition #2 (as part of
the RAAMPAAGE program)
doubling as Streetlight\’s \’Attack That Gentleman\’ AA launch
w/ 11th He Reaches London, Dee Dee Dums, The Colors

And also a whole bunch of shows to coincide with the launches in different
areas –

THURSDAY 7th December – FEVER FEVER @ SWAN BASEMENT
TUESDAY 12 December – PLAYERS BAR MANDURAH ALL AGES 2PM.
WEDNESDAY 13 December – THE VAULT BOORAGOON ALL AGES
THURSDAY 14 December – PLAYERS BAR MANDURAH 18+
SATURDAY 16 December – MUNDARING HALL ALL AGES 6PM.

Check http://www.myspace.com/streetlightonline or http://www.streetlightonline.com for
more details.

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We have two main launch dates which are –

SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER – Amplifier Bar
STREETLIGHT ‘ATTACK THAT GENTLEMAN’ LAUNCH
w/ 11th He Reaches London, Fall Electric, Dee Dee Dums

SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER – Bakery (All Ages)
Rockus.com.au presents Love Like Violence All Ages Edition #2 (as part of
the RAAMPAAGE program)
doubling as Streetlight’s ‘Attack That Gentleman’ AA launch
w/ 11th He Reaches London, Dee Dee Dums, The Colors

And also a whole bunch of shows to coincide with the launches in different
areas –

THURSDAY 7th December – FEVER FEVER @ SWAN BASEMENT
TUESDAY 12 December – PLAYERS BAR MANDURAH ALL AGES 2PM.
WEDNESDAY 13 December – THE VAULT BOORAGOON ALL AGES
THURSDAY 14 December – PLAYERS BAR MANDURAH 18+
SATURDAY 16 December – MUNDARING HALL ALL AGES 6PM.

Check www.myspace.com/streetlightonline or www.streetlightonline.com for
more details.

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streetlight
management@streetlightonline.com
0439913442

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>From: "Perth Sounds" <perthsounds@gmail.com>
>To: "streetlight craft" <streetlightbookings@hotmail.com>
>CC: management@streetlightonline.com
>Subject: Re: interview
>Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 11:19:09 +0800

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