1. When and how did Eat Your Heart Out form?
We formed mid to late 2012. Caitlin and Andrew started the band and got Will in on guitar. We were doing a music production course at the time so he got me involved. And Jake was at first a temporary drummer but he’s stuck around with us ever since. God bless him.
2. What is the story behind the band name?
The name is a pretty common phrase but it’s use at the beginning of a Dead Kennedy’s song stuck out to me. I mentioned it to the others and they liked it as well.
3. What genre would you consider yourselves?
When we first started playing we were pigeon holed into the Paramore-core category which really annoyed everyone I think. But I’d say we’re just an alternative rock band. No need to delve any deeper than that.
4. Is there an active alternative music scene in Australia?
Definitely! Of course you just have to live on the east coast to be a part of it. It’s really difficult to tour regional Australia and I can’t even imagine how the bands who actually live out in those areas manage to do it. There’s a lot of driving between towns, but if you’ve got fans out there it’s totally worth it!
5. Any chance for a U.S tour in the near future?
We definitely want to tour the States. Caitlin spent a holiday over there traveling with her parents a few years ago and I’ve always wanted to plan a huge road trip across the country. But as for the near future, I think we’re still a while off.
6. Explain the challenges that arose when recording your debut EP “Distance Between Us”
I can’t think of anything that stands out. We wrote the songs and booked in the studio time with our pal Mitta Norath who manages to make everything very easy. I think we spent 6 or 7 stressless days with him.
7. What was the inspiration behind the album artwork for “Distance Between Us”
A local photographer took the picture and posted it to his Facebook page. We came across it and thought the image tied in well with our lyrical content. So we shot him a message and he was happy for us to use it.
8. You guys filmed a music video for your songs “Postcard”, “Ghost”, and “Future”. What led you to chose these 3 for your eventual music videos?
Ghost was released before the rest of the EP was even written. It was sort of just a single we had. Then after recording the rest of the songs we decided that Future was our personal favourite, and Postcard seems to be a favourite for most of our friends and fans. It was received really well upon the EP release so we took a mate of ours on tour to film everything we got up to.
9. Eat Your Heart Out has opened for bands such as Hands Like Houses, Trophy Eyes, and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Are there any other bands in particular you would love to tour with?
I think Joyce Manor would be very cool. We’re all big fans of those guys and their album definitely gets played at least once on every trip we make.
10. What’s the most memorable show you’ve ever been a part of, on stage or in the audience?
Personally my most memorable show was Green Day at the SCG in 2005. It was my first concert and the reason I wanted to play music.