Our latest Bandcamp crawl lead us to Ainslie Wills second EP, You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine. You’re instantly drawn to her husky vocals and how they weave through the Jazz like melodies.
‘In June 2011 Ainslie and her five-piece decamped to Blairgowrie, on VIC’s Mornington Peninsula. Over 10 days in winter, with co-producer/engineer Jono Steer, they soundproofed the beach house, tracking beds for each song. “The mountain of gear was mammoth,” Ainslie recalls. “We recorded the drums near the fireplace, set up a makeshift vocal booth in a bedroom.”’
‘Strings were added in summer’s sweltering heat at the Northcote United Church. In January 2012 vocals were laid down in a converted studio, the family home of Ainslie’s best friend. Inspired by the recording ethos behind albums like Feist’s Metals, Ainslie chose locales specifically to create the warmth and weightlessness she was after.’
The work paid off and we have been gifted a bigger more lush sound. The intimacy and beautifully crafted lyrics linger for days to come. You can download the album here. Until then.