Al Grigg (vocals/guitar) and Tom Wallace (drums) have spent the last eight years blitzing stages as Red Riders. After the band's recent break-up, the pair has started a new group, Palms. Their first-ever show takes place on Thursday July 21 at FBi Social, Kings Cross.
Larry Heath catches up with Nick from Melbourne group Loon Lake to chat about their debut EP Not Just Friends, working with Robin Mai, how the band met, Big Sound, Red Riders and what we can expect next from the group…
First up, congratulations on your debut EP Not Just Friends. It's quite the fun record. How do you all go about writing these songs? Is there a chief songwriter or is it very much a collaborative effort?
I was at the Metro Theatre on an extra special Thursday night, the beginning of this epically long, long weekend. That night was special for two reasons, my first time to see Children Collide and also one of The Red Riders' final gigs.
Children Collide - Arrows tour. Easter dates being to sell out, Red Riders call it a day
Red Riders are a band who have suffered their fair share of trials and tribulations. Though with 2009 heralding the band’s sophomore release Drown In Colour, and the Vines’ Brad Heald taking up the extra guitar duties left behind by an exiting member 2 years ago, it is now time for this Sydney quartet to show just how far they can spread their wings.