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Introducing – Guineafowl

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Guineafowl’s new single Little Death (Make It Rain)  is out now; the new EP I Hope My City Loves Me Still is released Friday 11th October, and there’s a special EP Launch event in Sydney on Thursday 10th October

Who are you and what are you doing here??

My name is Sam Yeldham, I go by an artist name of Guineafowl and currently I am writing to you.

How did your music career start?        
It started in my apartment in Bondi. I was trying to figure out how to record music into my laptop, just using the inbuilt microphone and a guitar. I wrote a few tunes that would later become my first EP “Hello Anxiety” and things, started moving from there.
How would you describe your music?
Layered, bombastic, noisy, danceable (hopefully).
If you had to choose one song you’ve written that best defines your sound which one would it be?
That is a super hard question, as I think all songs represent a side of my sound. I think the title track of my new EP “I Hope My City Loves Me Still” is a good indication of where I am at these days. Prior to that I would say “In Our Circles”.
In this day and age where anyone is pretty much able to pick up an instrument, what would you say sets your band apart from the rest?
Well, I am one of those people who just kinda picks up an instrument and records what comes out. I am not a terribly talented guitarist, or keyboard player, but I no how to work my way around a DAW, and that is where these songs come from. Live is a different notion, I need other musicians to play with me, but I think I make music the way most people do these days, picking up instruments that I find and figuring out how to make them sound interesting.
Where are people able to hear your songs?
Itunes, Soundcloud, Spotify, the usual suspects.
Are you playing any shows anytime soon 
Yes, I am releasing a new EP on the 10th of October at Club 77 In Sydney, after that I am playing the Newtown festival and there are more shows in the pipeline.
What is your proudest moment/greatest achievement as a musician? 
Winning a SMAC award from FBi Radio for best Sydney song – “In Our Circles”. Getting to write a song with Paul Mac for this latest EP, playing Splendour in the Grass.
Tell us 3 bands that we should be listening to/be keeping an eye out for?
Kirin J Callinan – the best guitarist in Sydney. Alaskan Knight –  a really great pop/electro musician. Cloud Control – you are probably already listening to Cloud Control.

Anything Else you’d like to add?

Yes!
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