BIGSOUND 2018 Artist Focus: Gravemind

4 September 2018 | 5:35 pm | Artist Submission

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Answered by: Dylan Gillies-Parsons - Vocalist

Give us a short description of your music: It's fast, heavy, impacting and sometimes it hurts to listen to.

Which acts are on your must-see list at BIGSOUND? It's gotta be The Chats above all else.

In your career to date, what have been the key watershed moments? Getting asked to play Unify Gathering festival 2019.

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If you could give your younger self, starting out as a musician, a few words of wisdom, what would they be?  Chill the fuck out, no one cares.

Why should people come and see you among the many amazing bands at BIGSOUND? We're this festival's heaviest band, we aim to melt faces and take names this year. If you're up for something a little different, and very 'in-your-face', then we've got the remedy.

What industry lessons would you like to take away from the BIGSOUND conference? We're really looking forward to learning more about the industry, any info on touring internationally, and managing our finances. They never taught you how to do tax at school, and they certainly never taught you how to do tax for your metal band. So we're keen for that.

What do you identify as the most pressing issue impacting the Australian music industry at present? Disingenuousness - It's an age where just about anyone can make well-produced music, tight videos, own the social media space and shoot for the stars, but if you're just doing this to be famous/cool, you're disempowering the power music has, and you're frankly just wasting peoples precious time.

What music trends do you think are dominating right now, and do you have any predictions for the coming year? I see the 'analogue' sound making a comeback. Especially in metal music, we're reaching a saturation point of crisp, digital production and I think it's the bands that sound more raw, with more honest mistakes making the final mix, that stand out the most these days.

When and where is your BIGSOUND showcase? 5 Sep, The Zoo, 23.20pm; 6 Sep, 256 Wickham 21.40pm.