Ladyhawke - Roland Products
Q: Your debut album was a huge success in both Australia and New Zealand and created waves around the world. What have been some of the highlights of the last couple of years?
A: I spent the last 3 years living in London, which gave me so many opportunities to tour all over UK and Europe. One of my best memories is playing Glastonbury last year, it has blown everything else out of the water. Definitely something I will not soon forget.
Q: You collaborated with a number of different writers on the first album. Has that continued on this record?
A: I’ve toned it down as far as collaborators go for this record. I am working mainly with Pascal Gabriel, who I have been friends with and worked with for 4 years now. We have great song writing chemistry, and intend on producing the entire record together.
Q: You’ve very much worn your influences on your sleeve to date, particularly that 80’s pop sound. Is there anything you’ve been listening to lately that will permeate this record?
A: Nothing out of the ordinary for me, my influences are extremely varied. I have a very broad music collection. This next record is going to sound quite a bit different to the first one. probably closer to the roots of where I come from musically.
Q: You recently added the Roland TD9KX V-Drums kit to your sound arsenal. How has that impacted your writing and recording?
A: It’s been a massive help and addition to the recording process. I’m running the native instruments Abbey Road 60’s drums through it, so I can play live and get the exact sound I want. I love the bounce on the skins too, doing a drum roll on the snare feels pretty close to the real thing. It’s very user friendly as well!
Q: What other Roland and Boss products are you currently using?
A: Some of these are used live and the rest I use in my studio ...FZ-5Vintage fuzz through BOSS state-of-the-art COSM® technology. OC-3The BOSS OC-3 Super Octave gives guitarists high-quality octave effects with a single stomp. DD-20The World’s Most Powerful Delay Pedal in a Twin Pedal format. TR-2The classic tremolo sound of vintage amps in a modern compact pedal. SD-1A very natural, overdriven tube amp sound. DS-1One of the most popular distortions ever made, used by pros everywhere. RV-5The RV-5 Digital Reverb offers six of BOSS’ best reverbs in an all-new stereo effects pedal. BCB-60The BOSS BCB-60 Pedal Board is a convenient way to set up and transport all your compact effects. TD-9KXA touring kit including the TD-9 sound module and upgraded components.