In Eyes is a three-piece hard-rock Gold Coast band, comprising Rosie Jacobson (vocals), Luke Hildebrand (guitar), and Dylan Quigg (guitar). In Eyes released their first single Mercy earlier this year. We hung five with the band’s frontwoman, Rosie.
What are your thoughts on the GC music scene?
The music scene is flooded with incredible artists, be it soloists, duos, or full on bands. There are so many genres at play here and it’s awesome that you can go see a metal gig, and a folk or indie gig on the same night if you want to. Unfortunately, a lot of the venues here hosting regular gigs are 18+ venues, which means a lot of underage fans miss out on shows. Hopefully, we can get some more all Ages venues up and running.
What’s the one piece of advice you’d give an aspiring musician?
Make music because you love it, and because you need it. Use music as a catharsis, and never stop writing. Music is hard work, so be prepared to be incredibly frustrated, and incredibly excited almost 100% of the time. Don’t be scared to explore different genres or themes within your music, and don’t be scared of being honest.
Tell us about the best gig you’ve ever played?
We supported our friends in Double Lined Minority on the GC leg of The Get Around Tour in 2015. There were 150 people that came and the vibe was incredible. That was our first proper show too.
If you could take five musicians / artists on a road trip around Australia, who would you choose?
There’s no way Hayley Williams from Paramore, and Matty Healy from The 1975, are not coming on that trip. Assuming my band mates are already in the car, I would take Jared Leto from 30 Seconds to Mars, Dallas Green from City and Colour, and someone like Miley Cyrus, just for the hell of it.
Final parting words?
If you love music, support your local scene, and go to as many shows as possible.
IMAGE (c) Taylah Austin of Room Riot Photography