After bursting onto the scene with their 2016 debut “Saltwater”, Geowulf are making their claim for the dreamiest duo around. Made up of Star and Toma, the pair’s lo-fi indie pop is certain to get you grooving as soon as you hear it.
Releasing their latest offering “Drink Too Much”, the Aussie twosome are giving us a sneak peak into their debut album, set to drop early next year. A chilled out anthem, it’s the perfect soundtrack to lazy days and those moments attempting Florence & The Machine-esque dance moves when alone at home. We all do it, don’t lie.
Eager to find out more, we caught up with the pair between hangouts in LA to get the low down.
How did you meet?
We’ve been friends since teenagers. My ex-boyfriend is Toma’s best friend so Toma was my housemate many years ago . Toma is now with my sister. We keep things in the family round here…
Did you have the same idea of how you wanted your band to sound when you got together?
I think so. We both vibed the same songs at the same time and had an idea of what we wanted the songs to feel like, maybe more than what we wanted them to sound like.
What’s the inspiration behind your name?
Star was studying in Sweden at the time and liked the story behind Beowulf, so blended a love for geo things with the name!
Who would you say are your main influences?
Musically we both love Fleetwood Mac and I think that’s obvious through some of our songs. Being so ostracised in Australia I think you become more attached to your favourite old school artists and musicians. There’s so much mystery and appeal wrapped up in their tracks and it’s hard to not get inspired by all of that. As it’s probably obvious as well, we both have a a huge love for shoe gazing artists like Mazzy Star and even Cigarettes After Sex.
“[The album] is a collection of our favourite tracks from the last few years. It’ll be our baby.”
You recently dropped your track, “Drink Too Much”. What was the inspiration for the song?
The worst night of my life. A big big breakup created from one awful night on the booze.
What was your creative process for the song?
It started as quite a sad song… I suppose after enough time had passed we realised it was actually more comical and ironic so went for that.
How do you think you’ve grown as artists since last year’s debut “Saltwater”?
The track has informed a lot of our style because it was a first – but we’re still obviously interested in evolving and growing as songwriters as our other tracks come about.
You’re currently in the process of putting the finishing touches to your album. What can you tell us about it? Any juicy exclusives you can give us?
We feel proud of it. It’s a collection of our favourite tracks from the last few years. It’ll be our baby.
What’s next for Geowulf?
Post-album we’re looking at getting into some writing again with all the things we’ve learnt but also touring obviously and playing to people who want to hear.