Checking in with REMI ahead of the House of Voodoo on the Central Coast!

Halloween is upon us and before you head out and get ghouled up and turnt up, party starters Sound Like A Good Time have got one killer party of their own happening on the Central Coast well worth your time. Presented by Pilerats at Proud Mary’s in Erina on Saturday night, House of Voodoo is set to feature a dynamic group of musicians delivering live sets, while DJs are going to be onboard to make sure your Halloween is a dope one.

Alongside the likes of KilterCloud ControlCommand Q and more is REMI, who’ll be bringing the Divas and Demons flair through to the stage. We checked in with the Melbourne legends ahead of the show to find out what they’re expecting from the gig, how the last few months have treated them off the back of the new album and more.

Halloween on the Central Coast; what type of vibe are you expecting and what can the crowd be expecting from you and J for this one?

To be honest, neither of us really grew up in an era where Halloween was a thing in Australia and therefore haven’t really celebrated it before, so it’s definitely gonna be a learning experience for us. However the crowd can expect what they should always from us: the funk.

Divas and Demons has been doing its thing for a minute now – how’s it sitting with you both now it’s out and circulating?

We’re pretty proud of it to be totally honest; our fans/family have been really enjoying it which I guess is the biggest plus side because, shit, we knew what it sounded like and they didn’t. (Laughs) But it’s been amazing so far, and we just hope it continues on this trajectory.

Your headline tour is kicking off pretty soon and already, shows are selling out; how does it feel to have generated this type of response after a hectic year of shows?

It means so much more when it’s your own people. Playing festivals and supports are fresh because you’re opening your world up to knew people and hopefully, opening people’s world up to some new sounds that they can support. However when it’s your own fans, you can be so much more free with your performance. You can also be more honest because they often understand the context of what you’re saying without a lot of explantation. I know a lot of artists aren’t fans of their fans outside of the fact that they buy their music, but we’re lucky that a lot of our fans are people we’d spend time with outside of a musical context, which is an honour. So yeah, it’s really exciting.

Coming up to the end of the year – aside from the album coming out, what’s been the biggest lesson you’ve come away with after being in studio, in front of crowds?

You’ve always got to move forward, you’ve always got to evolve. It’s so easy to become complacent in anything you do in your life. Especially in a creative realm, it’s vital that your thirst for personal development never stops, ‘cause that will always show. Whether on stage or on the track.

Set the scene for us: you’re hosting a dope Halloween party of your own, what’s the song you play to get people turned up and what’s the song you play at the end of the night?

Turn Up: Michael Jackson “Thriller” (Side note, if it’s Halloween and we play “Thriller” and you don’t do the dance, Remi will get on the mic and embarrass you).

End Of The Night: D’Angelo “Jonz in My Bonz” (Hopefully there’s some real wasted skeletons around to appreciate).

Dress in your best Halloween Voodoo attire for the show – hit up the Facebook event HERE for more details!

Remi is on tour through November and December – catch the following shows:

November 18th | Karova Lounge, BALLARAT
November 25th | Railway Club, DARWIN
November 26th | Rocket Bar, ADELAIDE
November 30th | Transit Bar, CANBERRA
December 1st | Newtown Social Club, SYDNEY
December 2nd | Newtown Social Club, SYDNEY | SOLD OUT
December 9th | Black Bear Lodge, BRISBANE | SOLD OUT
December 10th | Republic Bar, HOBART
December 16th | Howler, MELBOURNE
December 17th | Howler, MELBOURNE

Header image by Michelle Grace Hunder.

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