While shooting our fall lookbook, Autumn Glow, we wanted to capture the essence of the fall season on the coastal countryside. As soon we first heard the charming sounds of Golden Afternoon, we were enamored and knew that they would provide the perfect soundtrack to our lookbook. From the dreamy and upbeat melodies to the captivating vocals accompanied by a variety of instruments like the ukulele and mandolin, these sweet songs have been on repeat. The members of Golden Afternoon sat down with us for a short interview, and we were so excited to learn more about the band we can't stop listening to!
In 5 words or less, describe your style of music.
James Bond Surf Espionage Rock
What do you think is your greatest achievement as a band?
More than anything else, staying together through the years and still creating music. It's amazing to us that what started as a one-off side project with a bunch of people who didn't really know each other became something that would last!
Do you have any pre or post show rituals?
Anything to distract us from the pre-show nerves, really. We all enjoy just hanging out with the audience and seeing what other cool bands are playing. It helps you feel more like you are playing to a room of friends rather than a crowd of strangers.
Where do you find inspiration for creating music?
We've found that songs can be about something extremely personal, or incredibly silly, so long as you stay honest to what you are writing about. The audience can always tell. It's also important to not worry about if your music sounds too much like this or that, and just write the music that you would want to listen too.
What's next for Golden Afternoon? Any upcoming projects, songs, or albums?
We are getting ready to record our first full length album, and have been super busy writing new songs for it. Our sound has changed quite a bit over the years, and we've had to re-invent a lot of our old standards. We've also been working on a fundraising site, and coming up with cool, unique ways to reward our fans and promote new interest.
If we tagged along on your next roadtrip, what music can we expect to hear playing through the car stereo?
Depends on who's driving! Nick Cave, Nancy Sinatra, The Cramps, Fiona Apple, Ella Fitzgerald, Tom Waits, Radiohead, The Black Keys, Talking Heads all come to mind.
We're so excited to have the lovely sounds of Golden Afternoon as the soundtrack to Autumn Glow! Listen to the latest songs from this talented band on their page and don't forget to watch our lookbook video featuring the song "Sun Covered Town!"
If you are a musician who would love the chance to hear your work featured on Ruche, we would love to hear from you! Send all musical inquiries and submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to hear from you!