NEWCASTLE metal band Take My Soul have hit the ground running since forming in July last year and have been gigging solidly ever since, winning fans along the way.
They released debut single The Fall in February.
Fairfax Media caught up with guitarist Hamish Unahi and hit him up with a few questions.
How did the band form? I was recording some music I had written at James’ Studio 1618. James liked the music and added some vocals as an exercise and the results were something that needed to be explored further. Take My Soul is the end product. All members have played in bands in Newcastle over the years and had some success but have bonded over similar work ethics and a love of playing and sharing music.
How long until you scored your first gig? We played our first gig nine months after coming together. This was in March at The Small Ballroom with Central Coast band Lycanthrope who have been beyond helpful and supportive to us.
Where did you record your EP and how long did it take? Our EP, due to be released in June, was recorded between Sawtooth studios and Studio 1618, both in Newcastle. It has taken about two months to record as we have done it bit by bit when we had spare time available, as we all work. Our full-length video was filmed locally by Joshua Holliday productions.
Catch Take My Soul at The Vault on June 16.
CALLING ALL KATES
IT’s on again – a Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever – so it’s time to pull out your red frock and start busting those bedroom dance moves.
A Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever will see Newcastle Kate Bush fans assemble in King Edward Park to perform, en masse, to the 1978 hit Wuthering Heights.
There will be two rehearsals in the lead up to the event, but don’t sweat it if you can’t get along, there is a run through on the day.
This year’s event will be held on July 14, at 11am. Keep your eye on the Facebook event for more details.
TWO of Newy’s best, Bitchcraft and Boudicca, will support RK Ally at the Lass O’Gowrie Hotel on July 7.
It is promising to be a night of “rambunctious, alternative rock, punk and fun”.
Not to be missed. The good vibes kick off at 8pm.