“We’re not following any rules”: we chat with Sketchy Fancy

Listening to South Sydney five-piece Sketchy Fancy feels a lot like spending an afternoon on a secluded beach, kicking back with your mates. Their music oozes out good vibes, and ever since we first laid ears on them, we’ve been hooked.

So, we caught up with the band themselves to chat about how they came together, their upcoming album, and what the future holds.

We’re not following any rules or genres so we just jam and let the music speak for its self“: we caught up with South Sydney outfit Sketchy Fancy for a chat.

HAPPY: Hey, how’s it going? What are you up to at the moment?

SF: Going good man! At the moment we are deep into recording our debut album Good Bad Happy Sad, which we plan to release mid-year!

HAPPY: You guys have got a pair of singles under your belt now, and it feels like you’ve always had a pretty solid direction with your sound. How long had this band been in the works for before you released your first single?

SF: Elliot (vocals) and I had been writing songs unofficially for around 6 months. We actually recorded our first single The Rebel in my bedroom and the band formed around the release for our first live shows.

HAPPY: We’ve been loving Butterfly Bonfire! Could you tell us a bit about that track?

SF: Butterfly Bonfire is about burning something that is beautiful. Our second single we released last year.

HAPPY: As you mentioned, you’re currently working on new material… how do you see this new stuff as being different from mast material? Have you approached things differently at all?

SF: We don’t really have a set approach on writing songs. We’re not following any rules or genres so we just jam and let the music speak for its self. If people like it they like it if not then that’s okay too.

HAPPY: We’re itching to catch you guys live! Could you describe in a sentence what a Sketchy Fancy live show is like?

SF: Psychedelic soul, good times and rock and roll!

HAPPY: Are there any particular artists you’re all really loving at the moment?

SF: Really digging The Murlocs new album. There’s so much good music coming out of Aus at the moment!

HAPPY: What’s next for Sketchy Fancy? Any other exciting plans in the works?

SF: We are playing a show at the Brass Monkey Cronulla Thursday the 18th of April. Other then that just finish the album off and tour it up the east coast!

HAPPY: Cheers for the chat!

SF: Peace!

Catch Sketchy Fancy live at The Brass Monkey on April 18th. More info here.