Interview: Stonefield talk latest release

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Australian band Stonefield, who recently wrapped up a US tour with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, have released their new LP, As Above So Below, via Rebel Union Recordings/Mushroom. The band also has a new 7″ out on Greenway Records, which features single Changes b/w Sister.

Stonefield is made up of four sisters — Amy, Hannah, Sarah, and Holly Findlay — from Victoria, Australia, who began playing together when they ranged in age from just seven to fifteen. Their very first song, Foreign Lover, was recorded by eldest sister Amy for a school project and entered in triple j’s Australia-wide unsigned band competition, Unearthed High, as an afterthought. It ended up winning first place, and before long, the band had two singles on the radio and an invitation to play Glastonbury.

Stonefield has since released two EPs and their debut S/T LP, toured extensively and played festivals all over the world, and opened for everyone from Fleetwood Mac to Meat Puppets. Their new LP features ten epic jams that range from doomy stoner rock to dreamy, swirling psych-rock.

Check out Sister below!

We caught up with the band as they talked about the latest release and more!

How has the release of ‘As Above So Below’ gone so far?
So far, so good. It’s a little strange having released it at home a little while back. We feel like it’s a good introduction album to the states for us. We played a few of these tracks while touring with Meat Puppets and King Gizzard and had an amazing response. We’re excited to see where it takes us.

What is your favourite track from the release?
It’s hard to not always relate things back to playing live, but we love the heaviness of Sister and Eyes. Changes is also fun – it feels kinda quirky.

How has the release of “Changes” and “Sister” gone also?
Great. We had our first US vinyl release with these tracks through Greenway Records. We did a spilt purple and milky white and a purple splatter 7”.

How was your recent US Tour?
Amazing. Touring here is a total dream compared to the limited amount of dates we can do in Australia. There are so many places to play. We were also fortunate enough to play in front of some huge crowds and had a really good vibe each night.. except for maybe Omaha.. that was a little dead!

What is the rock scene like in Australia?
At the moment, it feels like we have a little something going on. The lineup we had for King Gizzards US tour felt pretty special, with 3 Melbourne rock bands.

If you could work with any band on a song, who would it be and why?
A difficult one.. it’s hard to narrow it down to one, but if it could also be a choir.. we would love to work with any huge choir from around the world..

What has been your proudest moment to date?
Supporting Fleetwood Mac was amazing for us. We grew up listening to them, so to be able to play alongside them was a pretty crazy moment.

Who has the best fashion sense out of you four?
Holly certainly puts the most thought into her fashion.. however, we all like pretty much all the same stuff.. so that’s hard to say.

What was the funniest moment while recording your recent album?
Recording in our kitchen was pretty funny. I could make breakfast, lunch and dinner all whilst tracking at the same time.

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