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February 28, 2023

The Empty Threats on Adelaide as a city of connection

The proximity of not only other artists but also the ocean and the Hills helps these musicians continue to create in Adelaide.

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  • South Australia's New State of Mind.

You’ve been prolific in the Adelaide live music scene in the past years. What do you think the Adelaide scene offers that other cities’ don’t?
I think the fact that the Adelaide scene is so tight-knit and supportive of each other, which feels really special. Also, as a young band starting out, this was such an amazing thing to be a part of, and it’s so exciting to see more young bands come through and explore ideas.


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How has living and working in South Australia informed the band’s purpose on an individual and collective level?
Personally, being so close to the ocean and Hills has been really helpful to facilitate a bit more creativity for us, particularly if we’re ever stuck in a rut. We also went away for a band writing trip to the Flinders Ranges early last year, and that was so useful for us to be influenced by the location and the landscape.

What’s it like reaching a global audience from South Australia?
I think with every act that breaches that global market from Adelaide, it brings our city that much closer to the limelight it deserves. We have some really top-quality emerging bands at the moment.

Any scheduled gigs and/or other projects on the horizon?
We’re doing some travelling around over the next few months to support our releases. We’re also dropping our debut album in early April this year which we’re really excited to share!

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