Check out Love Like Hate’s video for ‘Electric Ships’ below.
Who are you and what are you doing here? (what is your name, what is the band and what is your role in the band?)
Heather Cheketri, Love Like Hate, vocalist and guitar
How did the band start?
In 2009 we were having some fun, drinking wine and jamming with some mutual friends. I was a solo singer/writer at the time and Sonja (pianist) started out knocking some melodies to one of my songs and we both loved it and went from there.
How would you describe your band?
Love Like Hate is a combination of post punk electric guitar with free form piano melodies.
If you had to choose one song you’ve written that best defines your band which one would it be?
Like most musicians, our sound constantly changes and evolves; with Electric Ships (latest single), we have moved from drums and begun experimenting with electronic backing sounds/beats.
Though there are certain sounds and timing changes that both Sonja and I naturally gravitate towards to and that is what’s at the heart of most Love Like Hate songs.
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?
I would like to think most artist/musicians who pick up an instrument or a paint brush or whatever their tool may be, contributes their own individual expression in their art.
We create a sound that we find comes naturally to us and find that because we are combining two different individual styles of writing it’s not easily put into a specific genre, but we love what we do and I think that’s all that matters in the end, its how we like to express ourselves.
Where are people able to hear your songs?
From the usual online haunts – website: www.lovelikehate.com.au, bandcamp, itunes or obviously from one our shows.
Are you playing any shows anytime soon (if you live outside of Australia, do you have any plans for a trip down under)?
Currently we’re playing a south coast Australian tour in celebration of our new single release: Thursday 21.11 Proper Music Social Newtown, Monday 25.11 at Cherry Bar Melbourne, Wednesday 27.11 at The Espy Melbourne, 28.11 Kerbside Brisbane.
After that we will be touring again late March on the release of our upcoming EP, with a trip to Europe.
What is your proudest moment/greatest achievement as a band?
We have had the opportunity to support some artists that we really admire such as The Red Painting and also being able to work with Lachlan Mitchell (The Jezabels) for our previous EP and upcoming recording who is a producer we both greatly respect.
Though I think our joint proudest moment is that we actually got out there and started sharing what we were creating.