Recently I had a chat with Dan from Brisbane-based three-piece Heaps Good Friends. Having released their debut EP ‘Hug Me’ in March, an EP that essentially took a while to release, as Dan states, “You can only play two or three songs before you get a little bit “ah, alright, where’s the rest of it?””
“We feel pretty relieved. Its been a really cool journey kinda watching it all come together.”
“It’s really cool. It’s just like a – it’s a nice token to show for what you can do with your buddies over a certain amount of time,” Dan continues.
Speaking on the creation of the EP, Dan explains how with Nick and Emma living in separate states, they had limitations as to how recording the EP took place. “Nick and Emma had been jamming for a little while,” Dan continues.
Going into detail about how the process of creating their music first went, Dan explains how “Emma lives in Brisbane and Nick lives in Adelaide,” so, “for the course of a few months,” Emma would fly over to “Adelaide and write a song together and it wasn’t until a couple of months down the track they wrote ‘Hug’ together.”
That limitation wasn’t a burden as Emma and Nick decided they wanted to make music together more often. That leaded the duo into the motion of creating their debut EP with Dan.
The travelling wasn’t a limitation at all, as Dan concludes how “it was roughly over a year that the entire EP kind of came together,” continuing with how “some songs cooked a bit earlier than some taking a little while to cook in the oven.”
With the EP taking “about a year” to be made, it was all worth it.
“We want to play a bunch of shows, we want to connect with everybody. We just want to make as much connections as we can. Just have a good chat to people.”
To celebrate the release of the EP, Heaps Good Friends are already out on the road – which kicked off back on Friday 23 March in South Gippsland, with shows yet to come from 11 April to 21 April in Bondi, Wollongong, Newcastle, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
Thursday 12 April – Rad Bar, Wollongong
Friday 13 April – Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Saturday 14 April – The Chippendale Hotel, Sydney
Friday 20 April – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Saturday 21 April – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth
Tickets on sale now via heapsgoodfriends.com
2018 looks to be a big year for the band as they already have new material in the works, tours, and heaps more good friends to make in the world.