Introducing Sydney Artist Arky Waters

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Arky Waters is a Sydney-based indie artist. Arky Waters is a Sydney-based indie artist.

The frontman for Sydney alt-rock band Silvers, Arky Waters has leaned into his solo productions exploring electronic soundscapes with a slew of singles in 2021.

Inspired by the likes of Whatsonot and Jamie xx, Arky's latest release is the blippy, trippy, dank and dark production 'Telepath'.

"I don't believe in sticking to a genre. Why? I make what I want to make and people will feel something if it is true no matter what it is.

"I just want to be honest in my approach and make things I'm really excited about."

In terms of what's in store for the future? "The live show is where I thrive musically," Arky says.

"I'm most excited for the shows coming up – and with that plenty of new music."



Who is Arky Waters? Arky Waters is a way for me to tell my story. No fear, no boundaries – exploration of true self.

I sound like... Everything I listen to. Right now, a lot of electronic music. Really into Paul Kalkbrenner at the moment. Wolf Alice's new album is sick. Dope Lemon I'm loving too. I'm not attaching Arky Waters to a certain sound in terms of what I'm putting out – if it feels good, it's getting released.

My first gig will be... Factory Theatre Fusebox 20 August.

When did you settle on the group's name, and was it a unanimous decision... Around 2019 I came up with Arky Waters.

In the studio I usually... Mix plus critique. Sometimes just hang.

If I could tour with anyone... Friends and family. Imagine mum on the decks, hahaha!

Social media is... Good. Then trap. Then out of trap. Then good again. . . Still in trap. Not good.



My favourite app at the moment is... Spotify and YouTube. Not a big app guy tbh.

To date, my most embarrassing moment was the time... Idk if you've seen 'Along Came Polly' but you know that scene with Philip Seymour Hoffman (RIP) in the museum? Yeah.



Life on the road can be... Non-existent. Hello COVID.

If you'll have me on your bill, all I ask is that the rider contains... Water.

The most scary scenario I've found myself in, was... Scooter accident. Getting robbed. This all happened during the same holiday.

What celebrity/ famous person would you love to be your spokesperson... Doja Cat.

If you had to live in a city abroad, where would you choose and why? Saigon. Good food, lots of sun. Coffee.

Three people you'd like to invite around for a dinner party... Parents, my brother. Dinner parties are for fam.

If we were coming over to your place, what would you cook us? Eggs.

When it comes to pets are you a lover or hater of our furry friends? I want to get a cat.

No matter the expense, send me a case of... Don't really drink beer. Tonic water. Coconut water.

The last time I saw the inside of a gym was... Yesterday. Trying to run more. I have been valuing cardio a bit more lately. Gotta care for the heart.

What's the one chore you dislike the most? Folding.

Do you have any phobias? Heights.



Would you ever partake in a reality show? Hellll, nawww!

If you could prank any of your friends, who's your target, and how are you bringing them down? Nick, Sam I'm leaving the band.

Best local takeaway joint for a 2am feed that will leave you with a food coma? Moosemans.

Which fictional character best describes your personality? When I get a good idea, I'll be like Plankton.

Last show you binge-watched? 'Queens Gambit'. Really loved the colours. Nice browns.

Arky Waters plays The Factory Theatre Fusebox (Sydney) 20 August.

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