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

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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

Seven Days

One week til I hop on the flight of death and step back into a life I left nearly eight months ago. That keen!

I have four gigs planned so make sure you come along and say hi. I’ll also be writing with some peeps, exploring some of Spain and writing some more.

I do believe I will be seeing The Cure at Bilbao Festival and.. Wait for it.. Sum41.

If you didn’t know me in my awkward adolescent stage of life, you will not know I had an actual obsession with Sum41. It was a full blown, crazy, parents were worried about me obsession. I was not along though, Georgia, Sam and Fliss were my team mates and we were batting for Sum41. I wouldn’t change a thing. I have the best memories of tearing up a mosh pit, learning to skate and arriving at a party dressed as a chubby boy.

I did indeed get sidetracked, but the point is, Fliss is going to Bilbao too and we are going to get cray cray.

So my first gig is at Regal Room in Hammersmith, London on Friday July 6. The night after I play at Surya in Hollaway if that’s more your style.

Larissa x

Sydney in Winter..

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Melbourne vs. Vivid Live

I visited the town of Melbourrne the other weekend.
Fave places:
St. Alis
Proud Mary
The Toff In The Town
Brunswick St
Sitting watching buskers on a sunny Sunday afternoon

Jakey and I had a mad couple of days and it is just a great Australian city. Maybe the best (oooooo controversial). We made the mistake of getting the tight-ass flight at 7am and were completely knackered for our first day, but apart from that it was perfect. I had the best coffee of my life and Art Of Sleeping at the Toff were so good! Get their albums. We hit up the biggest Vinnies ever and got some goodies and wined and dined like we were minted (we’re not).

Last weekend I went to see Modular Night at The Opera House for Vivid live. Jonathan Boulet is so dreamy and I just love his music so much. Kiera and I danced like crazy peeps up the front. Tom Vek was awesome too. The band on in between- not very good at all. Shame.

The light shows were so pretty. I love that Sydney has the event.. Maybe back up there in front of Melbourne? Check out Customs House lights and there’s heaps of workshops and other gigs on.

I got some sad news- our gig at The Beach Rd is cancelled as they’re not having Thursday nights anymore. We were so excited to deliver a great full show for you all but it will have to wait.

Once there’s no live music anymore everyone will be devo and over djs (I like djs by the way) so get out there and support live music.

I have a few more solo gigs coming up in June and then I’m off July back to London. Pretttttty keen!! Check the gigs page for info.

Anymore based in the UK, my friends Hungry Kids Of Hungary are touring and are just amaze live so head along to one of their shows.

 

Bye for now.

Larissa x