‘Ur Place’ is a song about a crush and a sense of love drunkenness. ‘I tend to write completely from personal experiences’
Catching Z’s, a shimmering indie-rock gem, is back with their sophomore single, “Ur Place.” The track, carried by the rustic jangle of fuzz rock guitar, immediately establishes a sun-drenched feel, perfect for an afternoon bike ride.
The warmth of these strums defines “Ur Place,” which feels both melancholic and optimistic, like the bittersweet aftertaste of a bygone memory. Happy Mag had the pleasure of catching up with Catching Z’s to chat about their new single, their musical background, and what makes them happy.
Happy: What are you up to today?
Catching Z’s: Spent today working on a rooftop of a skyscraper concreting as that’s my full time trade.
Happy:Tell us about where you are from? What’s the scene like in your neck of the woods?
Catching Z’s: I am from down south of WA, where I spent my time surfing doing all things music on top of just having fun with friends.
Happy:Describe an average day?
Catching Z’s: An average day for me is getting up at 5am for work to smash out a 9-12 hour day to get home and dive straight into writing and recording in my home studio set up.
Happy: BTW, Congratulations on the release of “Ur Place”! How does it feel to have your music out in the world, especially considering it’s only your second single?
Catching Z’s: Yeah it feels pretty great after the positive feedback I got from my first release it gave me a lot of drive to put another one as quick as possible.
Happy: “Ur Place” incorporates elements of indie rock and acoustic pop. Can you tell us about your musical background and the genres that have influenced your sound?
Catching Z’s: Well like most people I grew listening to what ever my parents listened to which tend to be 70’s, 80’s and 90s hits. But it wasn’t til I studied music that I found my love for more alternative indie scene.
It was through this discovery I found my influences such as The Cure, The Smiths and Radio Head. With that though I also take influence from modern bands such as Cage the Elephant, girl in red and Ball Park Music.
Happy: The lyrics of “Ur Place” convey a crush and a sense of love drunkenness. How much of your personal experiences do you draw upon when crafting the stories in your songs?
Catching Z’s: I tend to write completely from personal experiences, I find it easier just to lay down exactly what I’m feeling or even revisit what I’ve previously written and expand on it.
Happy: Your debut track, “Wanna go round?” gained attention with tens of thousands of streams. How has the journey been from your first release to now, with “Ur Place”?
Catching Z’s: And yeah the journey has been pretty short so far, but I’ve been getting heaps of support from friends and family with sharing the music around which helps loads.
So I’ve just been constantly writing and recording new music to put out as much possible.
Happy: With only two singles released so far, how would you describe the musical identity you’re establishing as Catching Z’s, and how do you see it evolving in the future?
Catching Z’s: My musical identity… I’d say it would be as a song writer, my songs telling my journey, my personal experiences.
I think as a artist as I develop want there to be a song for everyone in catalogue, each song different from the next which could lead it bouncing from one genre to another.
Happy: Lastly, what makes you happy?
Catching Z’s: Music is what makes me happy.
Even on my saddest days I could even listen to sad song something that hits me deep in the feelings and it’ll guide me through your emotions.
With that I’d say I experience that to a higher level of therapy writing a song, the ultimate personal experience.
Knowing how much music effects me I hope I can do the same for someone else and share it with the world.