What are your names?
Samantha McGee, Jack Farnfield, Michael March and Joe Considine
What is the band’s name?
Just About Done
How did you come up with the band’s name?
The infamous ‘Just About Done’ – Blink 182. We chose it when we were much younger and got so used to it, it started to sound normal. Haven’t thought about it since.
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you as a band and individuals.
We are a group of friends who all share the same love for music. We love creating and playing music.
What made you go in to music?
Looking up to our favourite bands, The Story So Far, Paramore, and wanting to be in the position that they are in. Touring the world, creating the music they love.
Are you a signed?
You released the single ‘Strain’ ,tell us more about it. What was the writing process like? What was the recording process like?
Lyrically, ‘Strain’ was written out of frustration. I had finally ended a friendship with someone who was really starting to have an effect on my well-being. This person was the complete opposite to who I am, and who I want to be so I really had to cut ties with them. Because of the nature of the song, there are some lines that are quite blunt and to the point – but that’s exactly how I was feeling at the time. Most of our song writing goes something along the lines of; the guys write the start/ bulk of the instrumental parts and then I throw lyrics on top. Of course, no song is complete without us having a few debates on what sounds better and what direction the song should be heading – but that is how we push each other to get the best out of everyone. For example, the first verse was initially written as a bridge, but the guys were insistent that it should be the verse. To me that was bizarre but I agreed, and now we are all so happy with that decision. We recorded this EP with Chris Vernon, who had his input on this song more than any other. We worked on the bridge together and he actually wrote the vocal line ‘You come to me, ignoring. It seems as if the world’s revolving around your head.’ We love being able to work with someone not in the band to give their honest opinions, and are so stoked to have a little CV on this record.
You also released the video for Strain, what was the making process like?
We worked with Mind Society Studios for the videos on our EP ‘I Am Getting By’. They are amazing at what they do. We went to them with a rough idea of what we wanted the storyline to be about, and they made it so intricate that we still find new things each time we watch the video.
You are also gearing up to release your EP which is called ‘I Am Getting By’, tell us more about the album.
This EP comprises of 3 tracks. Each tracks works together to tell a story of loss and change. The significance of these themes is complimented by 3 videos which help to tell this story. We are incredibly proud of this EP and hope to reach others who have gone through a similar situation.
Describe each track in two words.
Strain – Triumph, festruction.
1029 – Punchy, fast.
Peacemaker – Anthemic, emotional.
Do you have gigs coming up or a tour in planning?
23rd September @ Wrangler Studios MELBOURNE, Australia.
29th September @ Fat Louie’s, BRISBANE, Australia.
If so where are you thinking of heading?
We are in the midst of doing a run of shows along the East Coast of Australia.
What else can we expect from you this year?
The release of our complete EP with accompanying videos, and a few more shows within Australia.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
We have previously collaborated with a vocalist, in our single ‘Settler’. Anyone interested in collaborating could contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you play any instruments?
Samantha McGee – Vocals
Jack Farnfield – Guitar
Joe Considine – Bass Guitar
Michael March – Drums
Who are your influences?
The Story So Far, Hellions, Trophy Eyes.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Usually after being really immersed in a new release or after watching a band we admire playing live.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Being able to travel with our music, as a career, seeing new places and meeting new people.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
We all have day jobs, but for fun we love to get into a good TV series. Currently rewatching The Office.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
It’s hard to pin point one song, but the Blink-182, Enema of the State album certainly had many plays on our iTunes at the time.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given? What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Keep going when it gets hard.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
It’s not always easy, but the hardest part of being an artist also brings the most rewarding experiences.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Not only in our town, but our favourite place to visit is Guzman y Gomez!
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
Home – to sleep!
2/ Who do you see first?
Our dogs that run at us the second we walk through the door.
3/What do you eat first?
There is most likely no food at home! Take away it is.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
– Charged batteries (for our body packs)
– Box of merch
– Our photographer, Natalie Parham
– Spare strings