Everything In Excess

Two pre- ep shows have been booked and deets are as follows. YAY!

SYDNEY
Wed. Feb 27 – 8:30pm
Old Manly Boatshed
The Corso, Manly

BRISBANE
Wed. March 20 – 8pm
The Round at Dowse Bar
155-157 Given Terrace, Paddington

It’s my first QLD show so I’m pretty excited. While I’m in Brisbane I’ll be catching up with some friends, meeting Yanto Browning, the producer, and checking out the studio where I’ll be recording vocals in April.

I’ve been working with another producer called LDRU, writing some dance tracks and it’s pretty fricken fun. Might have something mixed in the next few weeks so standby.

Valentine’s Day is a little bit of a wank, but Jakey and I cooked three tapas each and had a really nice night. We made broccolini with balsamic vinegar and parmesan cheese, ceasar/hybrid salad, San chow bow, minute steak with mushroom sauce and dessert extravaganza- cookies and cream ice cream, sprinkled twirl, meringue, strawberries, a real cookie and then garnished with ice magic. I have a slight sweet tooth.

Went to Laneway Festival the other week. It was so much fun! Alt-j, Jessie Ware, Of Monsters and Men and Divine Fits were my faves. Great, chilled festival.. Sound was a bit quiet at times though. In their defence the weather was shocking, so the wind might’ve been blowing the tunes towards Parramatta instead of my head.

While I’m on the topic of loud music- the inventors have invented a cure for tinnitus- hearing damage cause from loud music – and I am so stoked. Well done, incredible news for our generation.

My friend Jordan Millar released his album today and it is wonderful. Please head to his launch tonight at The Beresford in Sydney or buy/ Spotify his music.

While I’m on that topic, if you haven’t got Spotify yet, you crazy! If you haven’t heard James Blake’s new single, Retrograde, you crazy.

Bye for now,

Larissa x

20130215-184434.jpg

20130215-184455.jpg

20130215-184516.jpg

Sort Your Sinus Out

Been a while. Sorry about that. I had probably the most horrific week of my life post sinus surgery. I won’t go into the details but I will mention a few things. Nose packing. Nose bleeds. Colon cleanse and throwing up in a plastic bag with a hole in it.

I am on the mend and although I still have a headache 24/7, hopefully I have a healthy, headache free life ahead if me.

I have acquired a new bassist, Oscar, who is the most beautiful soul and a killer bass player, so I am so happy to have him part of the team. We played Upstairs Beresford last week for our first gig together with guitarist David playing this one too. Was great fun and hopefully there’s plenty more to come. Mad venue, mad audience.

So I have been a crazy woman as of late trying to organise and plot recording the next EP. Wooooo. The EP will feature the band and new songs and I am lucky enough to be plotting this craziness with producer, Yanto Browning. What appealed to me about Yanto’s work is his use of dynamics and layers which I think is very important for the band’s sound at the moment. He knows how to convey emotion through recording which is so important. You gotta feel something or what’s the point?

I’m also booking some Brissie shows for March so stay tuned for confirmations.. And always playing in Sydney.

Chrissy and the holidays were lovely. Rode bikes, played music, went to the beach, rinsed scabs out of my sinuses and planted flowers. Life’s good my friends. I also fed a goat grass at my cousin’s place, went snorkelling and saw Two Door Cinema Club live.

I am forever grateful that I have a beautiful connection to music, for no matter how bleak things look or how empty I may feel about something in my life, I always find escape and joy through music and I can’t be thankful enough. Cheers for the genes Mr and Mrs McKay.

I have started doing yoga every morning and I really think it is making me more nimble and happy. I do a homemade version, but none the less I feel I’m compensating for the ridiculous workload, emotional load and late night boozing.

I hope you are enjoying 2013 and feeling as positive about what the year will bring as I do.

I listen to this song a couple of times a day at the moment. LOVE the clip, the band, the song.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=kiqIush2nTA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DkiqIush2nTA&gl=GB

Larissa x

20130116-222339.jpg

20130116-222351.jpg

20130116-222437.jpg

20130116-222512.jpg

20130116-222600.jpg

20130116-222621.jpg

20130116-222656.jpg

20130116-222424.jpg

Calm Before The Storm

Playing at The Empire Hotel

 

Had a nice time playing at The Empire for some new young fans – the two Sophia’s and their families. Glad you guys liked my singing and I hope you’re enjoying my cds.

Now I have a few weeks off in prep for my surgery and recovery. The doctors have told me I will be rest bound in between flushing scabs out of my head. Charming. A friend has promised Season 5 of Gossip Girl so hopefully I can smash that, along with 30 Rock and not be too sad faced.

I have written a few songs lately which I think my appear on the EP planned for April 2013. Getting very excited thinking about it.

I’m obsessed with Spotify. Get it if you don’t have it. It is the best tool for discovering, sharing and listening to music. I pay $11.95 a month and have discovered more cool music in the past few months than I have in ages.

Went to a 60th as Amy Winehouse. See pic

Till next time,

Larissa x

Amy Winehouse

Pumpkin Head

As I lay in my sexy hospital gown pre-op, a young lad also getting his wisdom teeth out returned from the operating room. “David!”, I heard from a panicked voice two doors down. “David? Can you hear me?”
Young David had fainted as the nurse slid the bloody gauze from his mouth. I listened, horrified, as the nurse yelled for help and for an oxygen machine. Doctors and nurses sprinted past my door, along with the anaesthetist to revive David. I hadn’t eaten for nine hours or had but a drop of water for five. I was beginning to get pretty anxious and prayed I didn’t hear him vomit or that he didn’t die. Thankfully David didn’t die, nor did he vomit and neither did I. Nurse Michelle said I was the perfect patient and in comparison to getting my tonsils out, this has been a walk in the park.

I have been watching many delicious episodes of 30 Rock and eating yoghurt, soup and ice cream joyously!
I’m on the mend and apart from a sore jaw hinge and chowing copious amounts of antibiotics, I’m nearly better.

I will be playing Pony Room in Manly on Thursday night 8-10pm so come hang out and drink wine for me.

Jakey bought be some sweet Sony headphones and ill tell you what.. Music sounds so much crisper and dynamic than on the in ear headphones. I really encourage to get yourself a pair and marvel in the sound quality.

Daylight savings has arrived and it is awesome coming home in daylight. It’s also easier to get up in the morning. How does that work? I’m loving being back at work and how my brain buzzes with motivation and information. I do miss Jack and Ms. Lemon though.. Gosh they’re funny.

Some demo recording or perhaps an ep is in the works for the beginning of Nov. so standby for some fresh tunes!!

Hope you are all well and smiling..

Larissa x

20121010-181050.jpg

20121010-181143.jpg