An Interview with 'Sarah Jane'
Who are the band members and what do they play?
Sarah Jane - All Instruments on the album (excluding 4 songs with a different drummer)
How and where did you get together?
Sarah Jane has been creating music since she could remember.
What are the band's main influences?
Sarah's main influences include Nirvana, Pixies, Deftones, Bully, Radiohead & Fugazi
Have you played any notable gigs, festivals or other events? Likewise radio or TV appearances?
Sarah Jane was a part of the live stream festival 'The Viral Collective' as the 'Lennypalooza' festival was postponed.
Are there any other interesting or amusing happenings – no matter how small – that the band have been involved with that would be of interest to those who like your music?
The band Seether shared one of Sarah's covers on their Facebook & Instagram Page which was super exciting to be recognized by them!
Do you have any favourable quotes from previous reviews of the band that you'd be happy to share?
'Sarah has the education and now she's showing off her spin on what she's got tattooed on her brain' - Declan Byrne (Triple J Presenter)
Where was the single/EP/album recorded and who was involved in its production?
Tainted Timeline was recorded in Sarah's home studio with the help of her father who was the drum audio engineer. The album was also mixed/mastered by mixing engineer Adam Barns. The album also features 4 different drummers, her partner Ben, her father (same as drum audio engineer), the ex-Violet Stones drummerMate, and lastly herself.
Is there a particular ethos behind the single/EP/album or any particular music styles or events that inspired it?
Each song from this album is linked to the experiences from the past year. There have been many significant changes within her family situation and people leaving her life. This album was a way for her to express her emotions and maybe have people relate to the songs in the same way or even a different way.
Can you briefly describe what the song/each song is about? If you are releasing an album then either describe the thinking behind the project or choose a couple of lead tracks to focus on.
The whole album falls under the themes of mental illness, divorce, religion, and contradictions. These themes lead to a much higher thought process that stems into existential thinking about life, searching for deeper meanings and questioning everything. It demonstrates what state Sarah's mind was in whilst experiencing the events that have changed her life.
Were there any notable or amusing happenings surrounding the recording/production of the EP? As above, list whatever might be of relevance.
Her song 'Rest' took months to finish recording as she struggled getting the vocals. She was never happy with the takes she did until one day, she got it. Almost giving up at some points, it's one of her favourite songs now. The drums only took two takes though.
Please provide a one or two-line personal quote that can be attributed to a band member, about either the band themselves or the release. Obviously the more eye-catching this is the better.
There's a fine line between reminiscing and not being able to let go and move on.