Gold Coast band Nowhere Else formed in 2014 and are easily recognised by the powerful vocals of front woman Jodie Maloney. 2016 saw the band release a self-titled EP through MGM followed by extensive touring of Australia and Japan. Their music is a blend of guitar-driven alt-rock fronted by powerhouse vocals and last year’s EP was the culmination of a year’s work with producer Eric Coelho (Wolfmother, Melbourne Ska Orchestra).
New fans and old will be happy to hear that Nowhere Else are back, with a new single and brand spanking video to accompany it.
Watch the premiere of ‘Blood Whispers’ and then read on as Jodie Maloney gives us the low-down.
Premiere: ‘Blood Whispers’ video, by Nowhere Else
Tell me about the song ‘Blood Whispers’?
The track is about living the life you’re meant to live. Not being content with a mundane existence, what society or anyone else thinks you should be living. It’s about breaking away from the life you may have trapped yourself in to and doing what you know deep down you should be. And never going back. “I will listen with each new day to the teachings my Blood Whispers to me…”
Tell me about recording the video. How did it come about and what was the production process like?
We went through a few ideas for the clip but wanted to keep true to the theme of the song. Production and editing was by Carey of Gold Coast Gigs, filming was a collaborative effort from local videographers Carey and Matt Hooker who did the clip for our last single ‘Content in the Dark’.
You shot short scenes all around the Gold Coast. Tell me about some of the locations?
To tie in with the theme of the song we cut between short scenes that show the dreariness of the daily grind, to doing what we are really passionate about which is playing a live show. The office scene was shot at Profit Spaces, a co work space in Tweed Heads which is owned and operated by local crowdfunding expert Rossco Paddison. We shot scenes in Benny’s 1950’s rental beach shack in Miami, dealt with traffic on the M1 which is a lot of people’s daily grind, and the live footage was shot at Eddie’s Grub House in Coolangatta. Eddie’s fits perfectly with the theme for the live shoot as Eddie’s is the brain child of a group of lifelong mates who chased their dream of opening a place for renegades and heartbreakers that would be filled with the best whiskey, food, and rock and roll. Eddie’s do their part for the live music scene on the Gold Coast with live acts every week, a killer jam night, and the annual Grubfest. You can spot a lot of local musicians in the crowd shots at Eddie’s which is another indication of how tight and supportive the original music scene is on the Gold Coast.
How can you shine, when you’re stuck in a production line?
You’ve been added to the Nevermind The Warp’d tour for the Brisbane leg. Tell me about that?
Nevermind the Warp’d is extending their festival to Brisbane this year for what they say will be the first and last time. It’s a huge line up including international headliners Guitar Wolf (Japan) and Isolated Victims (USA). There will also be No Idea, Topnovil, Strawberry Fist Cake to name a few. It’ll be a hell of a party as we get to play with our Melbourne mates Australian Kingswood Factory and local legends The Wrath. 30+ bands across 3 stages, it’ll be huge and we are stoked to be a part of it.
What’s next for Nowhere Else?
We have been writing solidly of late and will be hitting stages in December with a fresh lineup and entirely new set. The new sound sees us experimenting in a heavier more progressive direction than the past and we are loving it. It’s a brand new book. We plan to record later this year and will release new material in the new year supported by local and interstate shows.
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After you check out Nowhere Else’s clip for ‘Blood Whispers’ get along to one of their shows this summer. 9 December at Nevermind the Warp’d (New Globe Theatre, tickets through Moshtix) and 23 December at Kirra Sports Club (free).