Hey, hi, hello, how you doing? Good.
A few weeks ago, we visited the home of Elspeth Scrine, who along with Charlie Teitelbaum and Andrew McEwan perform under the name, Huntly. The trio have only been together since 2013 (when Elly moved down to Melbourne from Brisbane) however they have already managed to quickly establish themselves a very solid cult following. Their unique brand of emotional dance music which constantly shifts across a wide range of electronic styles has seen them play some notable festival slots at Gaytimes and one of our personal favourites, Paradise Music Festival.
Having just released their Songs In Your Name EP through Japanese Wallpaper's recently established record label Neat Lawn, we thought it was about time we paid Huntly a visit to see what they were up to.
It was an early (by our standards) start for a Shaky visit, with our invite being scheduled for 10am. After a few awkward minutes of waiting outside the wrong house, Elspeth spotted us down the street and led us into her beautiful beach-house-in-the-city home.
While coffee and muesli was being prepared for Jules we had a wander around the vibrant pad with Huntly’s drummer Andrew, taking in the brightly coloured walls and considerably large paintings of Elvis and Dolly Parton.
Soaking in the relaxed share house vibes, we headed out into the backyard for some good chats and coffee. Charles rocked up a little late with a tummy ache but just in time for a little house tour as we all headed up to Elspeth’s room to check out her songwriting setup before Jules and I were serenaded with a spontaneous living room piano jam.
Before Jules could ask for a third coffee, we wrapped things up so Huntly could get their last minute preparation in before they got on the road to Canberra (everyone’s favourite drive).
Big thanks to Huntly for the muesli, coffee and hangs!