Lisa Maxwell - Bad Day

LisaMaxwellsdebutEPBadDayisanamazingfirsteffortfromthisvibrantandoutgoingcountryVictorianfemalerocker.brbrLisaMaxwellsBadDayvideoclipisafullhomegrownindependentproductionofvisualstyleandtechnologytorivalthebigboys.ItwasfilmedinlabelmanagerJamieDurrantshomeloungeroomfullydeckedoutwithfilmlightsblackdropsandbluescreenCGIcompositestagingequipment.LisaMaxwellwantedtomakeastrikingperformanceclipthatwouldfeatureherbandinacleannoncompromisedsimpleyetpowerfulapproach.HavingfilmedindividualbandmembersincludingLisasbrotherJamesMaxwellonbassguitarandJamieDurrantondrumstheclipwaseditedovera2weekperiodwithfootagecomposedovercustomdesignedscenetemplatesthatgivetheappearanceofthebandactuallyplayingliveonKodakfilmstripshanginginasleazyurbanpornphotographersdarkroom.brbrThefinalresultisastunningperformancefromMaxwellandbandthatcutsthecrapandoffersgutsasexyappearanceandvisualexcitementtomatchthesheerrockoutfactorofthesongBadDay.brbrIfthe10orsoplaysofLisaMaxwellspreviousclipsforHarmonicRockandDelusiononABCTVsRageandOndemandbroadbandwebsiteisanyindicationBadDayissetforagreatrunonAustralianTV.brbrIn2003LisawassignedtoanArtsVictoriarecordingprojectproducedbyBentRecordslabelownerJamieDurrant.Chosenfromagroupof500VictorianbandsandartistsLisaMaxwellsoonbecamepickofthebunchandwassnappedupforathreealbumdealtoRewindthatDurrantsnewproductioncompany.brbrLisaMaxwelltheindependentmusiciancoproducesherworkinherhometownBenallawithJamieDurrantDegeneratesIncursionKillingHeidiandenjoysadirtyhandsonapproachtomixinghermusicinJamiesNeveequippedstudio.brbrIfindependenceiswhereitsatforyoungAussiealternaterockersthesedaysthenLisaMaxwelliswithoutadoubtoneofthebest.Pleasetakethetimetoopenyourearsandeyesyoullbepleasantlysurprisedindiecoolhasjustgotalotcooler.brbrMoreonahrefhttpwww.lisamaxwell.nettargetblankLisaMaxwellahrbrh3Interviewh3b1.HowdiditfeeltohearyoursongplayedallovertheairwavesbbrExcitingbutkindofstrangeIthinkthestrangepartishavingsomeoneelsetellyouthattheyheardsawittooandknowingthatpotentiallythousandsormoreofpeoplearealsolisteningwatching.brbrb2.DidyouhaveanypreconceivedideasaboutthemusicindustrybbrIfanythingIwasaffectedbythefactthatalotofpeopletreatthemusicindustryasthisgreatunknownwhereeveryoneissosinglemindedandclosedofftoneworindependentartistsasithappensthereareactuallyfriendlyenthusiasticpeopleouttherewhoareinitfortheloveofwhattheydoanddoagreatjobofit.brbrb3.DoyouwriteyourownsongsWhatsyourinspirationbbrAlways.GenerallytheresalotofemotionbehindasongwhenIfirstwriteitItendtobeveryhonest.OccasionallyIcomeoutwithasongthatsmoretongueincheekbutitsdefinitelywhatImthinkingandfeelingatanygivenmomentthatinspiresmymusic.brbrb4.WhatmusicartistsdoyoulistentowhenyouarenotplayingyourownbbrFooFightersNirvanaGrinspoonPowderfingerMetallicaNewOrderSmashingPumpkinsGarbageInterpolSplitEnzBetchadupathelistgoesonbrbrb5.WhatsnextTourAlbumSinglebbrImcurrentlyfinishingmydebutalbumwithJamieDurrantwitharoughreleasedatesetforAugustsotherellbenewvideosandgigstosupportthatpluslotsofpromotionPossiblyfollowedbyatour.brbrb6.WasthereamomentyoucontemplatedthrowinginthetowelbbrTherehavebeenmomentsusuallywhenImfindingitdifficulttowritemusicorifIhappentobedealingwithsomeonewhoisparticularlynegativeandunpleasantthefeelingofwantingtogiveupneverlastslongthoughandthepositivesalwaysoutweighthenegativesintheend.brbrb7.DoyoupreferperformingliveorrecordingbbrIlovethembothbutfordifferentreasons.ThecreativeprocessofmakingarecordislikenothingelseworkingonproductionideasandseeingthewholethingcometogethernottomentionbeingabletoplayallkindsofmusicalinstrumentsinthestudiolikeplayingaWurlitzerpianoandaDulcimerforatrackonmyalbumandhavingaccesstosomeamazingequipment.Thebestthingaboutplayingliveiswhenanaudiencereallyenjoysandrespondstotheperformance.brbrb8.WhatwhowasyourinspirationtogointothemusicindustrybbrIhavealwayswantedtobeamusicianandIhavebeenwritingsongsforquiteafewyearsnowsoitmadesensetopursueitprofessionallyseeingasthoughitsallIhaveeverwantedtodobrbrb9.WhatisthebiggestchallengeyouhavefacedalongthewaytoyourmusicalsuccessbbrFindingtherightpeopletoworkwithespeciallycomingfromacountrytownopportunitieshavebeenverylimitedattimes.IwasluckyenoughtobepartoftheBentIncubatorProjectin2003andbeabletoworkwithJamieDurrantwhoisanabsolutegeniusbrbrb10.WhatsatypicaldaylikebbrAlotoftimereadingandwritingemailscheckinguponthelatestmusicandothernewslookingatvariouspromotionalideasandopportunities.IalsotendtospendawhileplayingsomeaggressiveriffrockguitarthatonceinawhilebecomesasongthenIdemonewsongsonmylaptopcomputerandplaywithvariousproductionideas.brbrb11.WhathasbeenyourfavoritepartofbecomingamusicartistbbrThepositiveresponsefrombothmusicloversandthemediaknowingthatIcanbehonestandpassionateandtherearepeoplewhorespectandenjoythat.brbrb12.IfyoucouldcollaboratewithanotherartistwhowoulditbebbrAtthemomentIwouldhavetosayDaveGrohlheseemssoswitchedonandpassionateaboutwhathesdoingnottomentionamazinglytalentedbrbrb13.AreyousingleWhatdoyoulookforinapartnerbbrLuckyformeImnotsingle.AsforwhatIlookforsomeonewhoisacomple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