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The Eighth Note: Bored Housewives Club

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‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians.

A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or introduce you to a new musician/band and their music.

Today’s guest’s are Aaron & Alayne from cute new band Bored Housewives Club.


Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:
We make twee lo-fi guitar pop. We try to write the most efficient pop songs, with no excess boring guitar bits or samples from obscure 50s movies. If that doesn’t work then we just play louder and moodier until it does.

What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
Aaron: We just released a lovely wee E.P. called Iti, it’s a lovely and cute E.P. about modern romance. Soon, we will start work on our first full album Utu, which will be less about liking other people and more about hating ourselves. After that we will completely change our sound and be reborn on our second album Ata, that album will be an electronic dreamscape, a commercial failure, and ultimately break up the band. Also, I haven’t told Alayne this plan so this is the first she is hearing of it.
Alayne: Yeah, dope.

Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
Facebook, Bandcamp, & Spotify. [Also Twitter & Instagram].

What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
Ramones – It’s Alive. It’s just like listening to The Beach Boys but real fast.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell. That made me release there was so much more to music than Limp Bizkit and The Eagles.
Channel Z: The Best of, Volume 1. It’s a compilation album but it’s the perfect mix of embarrassing early 2000s music and amazing Kiwi musicians.
I listened to Rumours by Fleetwood Mac on repeat and NOTHING ELSE.

Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?
Alayne: Hans Pucket! Maple Syrup! Girlboss! Bad Friend!
Aaron: Womb! Riki Gooch! Hex! Olmecha Supreme!

What’s your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
Alayne: Our first gig was at Caroline and we had a lovely time.
Aaron: Moon Bar, the gigs are over at a reasonable time and there no stairs. It’s a big plus for accessibility and I broke my foot carrying my amp down some stairs so I get very nervous on them now.

In your songwriting or composing (or the band’s songwriting) how do the compositions and songs take shape?
A lot of the songs we have at the moment we just wrote at home, alone. However, the new ones we start jamming and then say something like ‘that sounded nice’, and then we make a song.

Where/when is your next gig?
Wherever will have us, please book us please. Thank you.

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