FIRSTLY CONGRATULATIONS ON JOINING THE SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS LINEUP. HOW DID YOU GET ASKED TO BE A PART OF SUCH AN ICONIC FESTIVAL?
Thank you! We got involved with Splendour because some of the festivals that we had previously played had the same artists, who recommended us. The Melbourne music scene is such a tight scene, so we’re all quite close. Other artists approached us and asked us if we wanted to play the festival, and of course we were down for it.
LET’S START AT THE BEGINNING WITH MUSIC. HOW DID YOU GET INTO MUSIC? AND HOW DID YOU END UP TEAMING UP WITH YOUR COUSIN SIMON LAM TO BEGIN KLO?
I’ve always been a singer, and been getting singing lessons since I was about 13.
Simon and I never made music together, and were never interested in each others music because we were always worlds apart. He was into electronica and I was more of a soul singer. He was actually studying sound engineering when we came together, he sampled my voice on one of his tracks and it was really interesting! From there we decided to make a song together, not because we wanted to start a duo, but because we just wanted to have a bit of fun. It really took off from there, realizing we worked really well together, even though we were so different. It brought out a different side of both of us.
KLO wasn’t really a serious project until all of a sudden we had managers, and labels, and were like, wow this is happening!