We recently caught up with Sydney Indie Rocker Pearl The Girl to discuss her new album ‘Just A Phase’ and much more.
How long have you been writing music as Pearl The Girl?
I have been honing my song-writing talents since the ripe old age of 12. I remember the day specifically, about 3 years ago when Pearl The Girl came to be. I was in the ruins of a toxic relationship, subsequently finding my feet and my voice again. The first song that came to fruition off the album was ‘Dead End Rd’ and it really set the tone for the rest of the album.
What motivates you to write music?
The thought of sitting at a desk 9-5pm. That and anything from my abilities to attract “level headed” lovers, my dog, and anything that makes me cry, even onions.
Congratulations on your new album release! Have you received positive feedback from friends and fans?
There’s a fine line between friends and fans and I don’t have enough of either but my Mum and Dad say they really like it. Except for the song about their divorce ‘She’s Fine Now’.
You just finished up your Australian album tour. How was the experience?
We were received warmly in each place we visited however there was a severe lack of crowd surfing. I plan to amend this on the next tour. Also, my drummer drinks too much Chocolate milk and it really grosses me out.
What song from the album would you recommend for new listeners to check out?
I think the point of this album is that there is a little bit of everything in there to cater to all kinds of music lovers. Personally I love ‘Charms’ because it is the ultimate F*** you song but then I’m a big advocate for ‘Dead End Rd’ because of it’s vulnerability. Those two songs probably sum me up the most. A sensitive hot head.
What is your favourite food to eat whilst on tour?
I tell you what’s it’s not!! KFC, Maccas and Subway. It is impossible to eat healthy on the road. Crowd favorite had to be the Bolognese that I made in Melbourne. My boys went nuts for it, though everything tastes amazing after a bottle of whiskey.
Do you have any tips for up and coming Australian musicians?
The most important thing I would say is your ability to follow through. I have ideas every day, things I want to achieve and I am almost always out of my depth but that’s how I learn. The simple act of just trying.
What is the best part of being in a band?
Being constantly mocked…. and the all encompassing experience of having your music come to life.
And the worst part?
Haha, there’s not enough time!
Where is your favourite place to play in Australia?
I would have to say The Lansdowne. The sound is great and we actually fit on the stage…
What is your proudest achievement as a musician?
My proudest achievement is less about being a musician and more about being business savvy. This year I achieved organising my first national tour and international tour. I write this from a quaint café in London prepping for our first gig at London Big Day Out, today. Next stop, Spain!
What is next for Pearl The Girl in 2019?
I look forward to recording when I’m back from Europe and the next event I am putting all my efforts into is Oxford Art Factory, August 10th with my girlfriends Sloan Peterson and Lola Scott. Bucket list!