Think slinky, luscious melodies, crisp, tactile drums and a berry after finish with cherry blossom notes. Lanks was kind enough to talk secret crushes, fire up songs and being starstruck meeting the woman behind Joseph.
Pop bangers. But I’m not guilty about it
Where is home?
Melbourne (sort of)
Career Plan B?
Good question, Mum
Biggest Bug Bear?
Being too tall to hear people’s conversations in loud venues.
Eating banana flavoured toothpaste with my friend in the backyard.
Your Best Quality?
And your Worst?
I talk. A lot.
5 Dream dinner party guests?
Tacey (my partner)
5 Desert Island discs?
Good Kid MAAD city – Kendrick Lamar
Because the Internet – Childish Gambino
Amnesiac – Radiohead
In Rainbows – Radiohead
Best of – Bjork
Advice to teenage self?
Always keep learnin’
What did you have for breakfast today?
Nothing. Early flight and forgot
Top of your bucket list?
Go see the Rockies in Canada
My grandma and my wife
What do you see when you look in the mirror?
If it’s a good mirror, a version of me with less visible flaws
Meeting Emma Louise. She doesn’t know that though
Lots! But I feel like the best is yet to come
FUN SONGS BIT AND A REWARD FOR ANSWERING THOSE QUESTIONS
Song that always makes you shake your rump and nearly split your pants and why?
Kiss – Prince. It feels so so good
Song that is a hidden gem that not many people know about but everyone should know about and love…and how you discovered it?
Gentleman – Fela Kuti. My sister showed it to me when we were studying jazz and I still go back to it regularly
Song that you would gladly listen to 5 times in a row if you were stuck in an elevator for half an hour and you had to think calm thoughts?
Better – Mallrat
Song to prepare you for battle, fire you the f**k up and make you feel like you were armed to teeth and why?
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel. We used to crank it before playing indoor soccer and it just does everything you need.
Song to get someone you rather fancy in the mood for luuuuuuurve.
Anderson .Paak. Any of it
How did you develop your creative vision?
Through daily practise and exploration of all the feelings. I think it’s still very much a work in progress and I’ve not yet fully found a clear vision. That’s how I see it. I’m just searching and exploring.
HEAR: twentyseven out now.
SEE: Nocturnal, Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton. Nov 2. 0/5.