>> Goo Munday is an electropunk/dark EDM producer and musician from Sydney, Australia! This talented artist has her hand in all aspects of her art; from creating and directing her own music videos to producing and mixing songs, she does it all! Check out our interview with her below about her latest EP, inspirations, and what she does to keep the creative energy flowing!
What is the origin story for “Goo Munday”?
I've been making music for many years, I started with classical piano, then guitar, then drums. I used to play in rock bands, and electro bands, once I discovered music production, I couldn’t believe the amount of possibilities and have been addicted ever since. I decided to study really hard on not only composing but also mixing. I made music under the name of Goo, which was mainly just electro-pop, but I then had an awakening and started becoming Goo Munday. The name Munday is my late grandmother's maiden name, whom I feel a great connection to when I make my music. My dark sound and aesthetic has come from me facing my biggest fears and anxiety last year, head on and now I embrace the darkness, rather than pretending it doesn't exist.
Your debut, self-titled EP dropped on Oct. 8. Can you tell us a bit about it?
My EP is my first official body of work, It's 5 tracks and goes through a journey that I experienced last year, from losing someone very close to me, to then finding them. I also express my struggles as a vegan, my love for animals and the ability to overcome fear and always be in the present moment.
Your debut single, and the first from the album, ‘Where Did You Go?’, was released earlier this year – I dig it! What was the inspiration behind it?
The inspiration behind the track "Where did you go?" was when I lost someone very close to me and was finally waking up to the fact that he is a huge part of me and I was having such a deep desire to reconnect again, this song expresses just how much this person is my soul mate whether I like it or not.
Do you have any plans to go on tour? If so, will it just be around Australia initially, or do you have something bigger in mind?
I have plans to tour next year in the US, starting with SXSW and then touring around the states. I will be releasing an album in February next year right before the tour.
Who are some of your influences? What are some of your biggest inspirations?
My biggest influences musically are definitely Crystal Castles, crim3s, and Mr. Kitty. My biggest inspirations are The Horrors, Noel Fielding and punk-rock in general.
Your music has been described as “hypnotic”, “mysterious”, “dark EDM”, “Witch-house” – would you say this is accurate? Why are you drawn to darker themes?
Yes, this is accurate. I am drawn to darker themes, as I feel it resonates with me more, the sound of minor keys mixed with feminine vocals are a match made in heaven. To me, it just sounds better, way more powerful, mysterious and on a much deeper level, I can't stand anything cheesy.
What is this weirdest or most random thing you’ve been inspired by when it comes to writing music?
Probably the most random thing was watching a Mighty Boosh episode and then hearing an entire song in my head just from their British punk accents alone.
Outside of music, what else do you enjoy doing? Is there anything in particular that keeps your creativity flowing?
I enjoy filmmaking, photography, fashion, makeup, and style. I love creating looks that match the music I make and I love experimenting with makeup looks to look as much like my cat as possible.
Your bio says you pretty much do it all – from producing, mixing, and engineering your music to editing and directing your music videos. Why is it important to you that you have a hand in all aspects of your art?
To me, this is just how I make my music, and film is just the visual side of what I’m already making. I sent off a track once, a few years ago to a mixing engineer and they completely fucked it up and it was like it was someone else's track, and I knew I could do a better job. From then on, I just did it all myself, as I have a very particular sound that I like and have all of the training. I also direct and edit my music videos for the same reason, every single second is in my mind and it has to be exactly how I imagine it, otherwise, it is not mine, my style is so distinct, and in the hands of other people, it would no longer be my style.
Do you have any suggestions for songs or bands we should be listening to right now?
I am really obsessed with The Horrors, New order, and Slowdive. My favourite track that never gets old to me is “Concrete” by Crystal Castles. <<