After undergoing a few band changes, Sydney group The Mis-Made will release their debut, full-length album, ‘Changeling’.
“I think it’s going to be great,” vocalist and guitarist Jess Finlayson says. “It’s going to be really good and I’m really happy with it.
“We’ve picked all the best songs; well we think they're the best songs anyway. It sounds really good, it's very eclectic and there are a lot of different styles in there. It’s still very much us but some of it’s really heavy, some of it’s real bluesy and some of it’s really melodic.”
The Mis-Made released their EP ‘Maelstrom’ in 2015, which introduced us to the all-female group of punk rockers currently comprised of Jess and bandmates Jess Coram, Ned Wu and Rexy Yasa.
The first taste of the forthcoming album came from two singles, ‘Blood Money’ and ‘Ice’. “There's still the punk rock thing obviously with ‘Blood Money’ and ‘Ice’,” Jess says of the album’s sound, “but there are a couple of songs that are very bluesy and kind of different. I don’t want to give too much away, but it's going to be good. I’m very excited and pleased about it.”
If Jess sounds familiar, that’s because she used to be in Nitocris, while Jess Coram is a former member of Bitchslap. Together, their combined experience and love of heavy music has brought a defining edge to their songwriting. “We both come from similar sorts of places and we have very similar taste in music, but it just works,” she says.
“We both write fairly dark songs, we've both loved heavy music, so I guess we bring those together and it just works. I don’t like to over-analyse things too much, it either works or it doesn't. We’ve known each other for a long time; we grew up in the same scene so it’s a good match.”
In support of the album’s release in July, The Mis-Made are embarking on a short series of live shows around New South Wales for the new single ‘She Rips Me Open’ prior to a European tour that includes a performance in Serbia. “It’s just a New South Wales run at this point,” Jess says.
“We're going to save the rest for our full-album tour. We don’t want to burn ourselves out before Europe because we've got a long way to go and a lot to do. We're touring overseas before we do here, then we come back and then it'll be on for young and old for about four months.”
With the ‘Changeling’ album nearing completion and a full schedule of live dates both here and overseas, there’s a lot to look forward to from The Mis-Made. “When we come back we'll do the album tour nationally here, then we'll probably do a couple more film clips and then I don’t know,” Jess says.
“As long as we haven't killed each other we'll keep going; as long as no one gets left in Serbia or something, we'll keep going on our little path.”
The Mis-Made ShowsSat 10 Jun - The Royal Hotel (Sydney)
Sat 17 Jun - The Bald Faced Stag (Sydney)
Fri 23 Jun - Time & Tide Hotel (Sydney)
Sat 24 Jun - Dicey Riley’s Hotel (Wollongong)
Fri 30 Jun - The Lass O’ Gowrie Hotel (Newcastle)
Sun 2 Jul - Frankie’s Pizza (Sydney)