From an episode of Out On The PatioPresented by Monique Sebire

Interview

Out on the Patio: Why Even Want to Play ‘Meat & Potatoes’ Setlists After 25 Years

Two-thirds (ish) of local indie-rock band Even – Wally Kempton and Ash Naylor – join Monique on Out on the Patio for an interview of quips, self-deprecation, ‘meat and potatoes’ setlists and thoughts of Bruce Springsteen’s masseuse.

After 25 years of Even, they’re mostly about pleasing the fans rather than alienating them with set-lists of deep-cuts or obscure covers – ‘bit of this, bit of that – I like to call us pop n’ roll’.

Rather than trying to keep momentum over a 25 year period, the band have found a simpler, more efficient approach to their music, trying to keep studio-time to a minimum and focussing on putting out music that they’re happy with. ‘I’m just gonna come out and say it… I hate time in the studio,’ Wally says with a dramatic pause. ‘It’s a whole lot of sitting around.’

Even are playing shows at Melbourne’s Howler, Sydney's Marrickville Bowlo and Adelaide’s Jive as part of their 25 Years Tour

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Listen to Out on the Patio: Why Even Want to Play ‘Meat & Potatoes’ Setlists After 25 Years12:0725 September 2019