Interview: New Gum SarnThursday 13th August, 2015 1:52PM
Auckland-based band New Gum Sarn should be feeling pretty happy with themselves. This year alone they have signed to well-reputed Australian label Spunk Records, put out a mesmerising debut album, unveiled a cleverly shot music video for said album's title-track, and successfully completed a seven-show nationwide tour.
Comprised of Oscar Dowling on vocals and guitar, Durham Fenwick on guitar, Sophia Lawler-Dormer on drums and Dave Weir on bass, the tight-knit foursome deliver outstanding live performances but have also managed to translate their charismatic energy to their first record New Gold Mountain (a translation of the bandís name), which was released last month and has already sold out of the first vinyl pressing. However, as interviewer Sara Monty discovered when she sat down to speak with the group after their recent Wellington show, itís been such a busy year theyíve barely had time get to the bottom of what makes their sound work...
Click here to read the interview, and stream New Gold Mountain below...
Photo By Sara Monty
Wed 26th Aug, Whammy Bar, Auckland