TWO-piece band This Way North are gearing up to perform at the Ararat Hotel Red Room on Wednesday October 10.
Playing from 8pm, the band combines drumming and vocals with guitar and electronics to create a unique sound, said vocalist and drummer Cat Leahy.
“The overall concept is indie rock but there are layers that go into that,” she said.
“We’re just a two piece band, so being just drums and guitar, we do lots of different things to fill out the sound.
“We both sing a lot of harmony, and we use a loop sparsely - it’s not something that our sound is built on but we use it in a unique way to build sound.”
The band will perform songs from their latest EP, Vol 2, as well as tracks from their earlier EP and some new tracks that they have written on the road.
Currently the pair are camping up in the Grampians and this visit forms part of an 18 months continuous tour.
“We’re currently living a kind of nomad life which basically started 18 months ago when Leisha quit her job as a school teacher,” Ms Leahy said.
“Since then we’ve been touring full time in places such as Canada, New Zealand, and now we’re spending a few days camping in the Grampians.
“Whilst it’s an incredibly busy lifestyle we’re super lucky that we can visit National Parks on our days off.”
The band have not played in Ararat before but are looking forward to meeting local music lovers in the Ararat Hotel’s Red Room.
“Leisha and I both grew up in small country towns, so we both really value touring to small regional towns and rural places, just because we didn’t have a lot of that growing up,” Ms Leahy said.
The performance has been organised by Ararat Live, a local group of volunteers who are dedicated to bringing live, original music to Ararat.
Tickets are $20 at the door.