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How living in Tasmania has affected SPKEZYs sound

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Tasmanian band SPKEZY recently told City Hub how their home state has influenced their music & their own unique sound.

Isolation

In a lot of ways, being on a small island has its pitfalls. Touring can be expensive and hard, and getting the opportunities to tour and get our music heard can also be difficult to come by. But with that comes the drive and determination to not only push ourselves further, but to really challenge the boundaries of our sound. To really make sure the beauty, desolation and isolation come through in the SPKEZY sound. It also helps with the music community feeling a sense of unity in that isolation, working together to push each other, or being able to record with local producers and studios like HTE Audio.

Landscapes

It really is incredible how different Tasmania’s wilderness is. Dry and intrepid, to lush rainforests, beautiful beaches framing glass like oceans to sprawling cityscapes inspired by bigger city living. There is honestly something for everyone in Tasmania. Whether you are riding some world class mountain bike trails that are located all over the state, 4WDing through lush forests and bush land, swimming in the pristine lakes and rivers found in secret spots, the jaw dropping beauty of untouched ocean coastlines and exploring the old, rugged industrial & convict towns. It’s really is the juxtaposition of all of these elements that helps influence SPKEZY. The way that all of these landscapes crash into each other is jarring and beautiful, and that encapsulates our thought process when writing.

Food & Wine

There are some amazing world class food and beverage establishments for such a small state. Forward thinking restaurants fusing different cultures and cuisines to create unique experiences. Vineyards & wineries making staple wines but also experimenting with fermentation to build bases for some incredible taste profiles. Distilleries producing clean cut, incredible flavoured & award winning spirits and micro breweries working together to create some truly remarkable beers. All of these things help the SPKEZY sound, not only in a literal sense, but also with the forethought and experimentation found in these industries.

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