Music Feeds Studio was recently lucky enough to play host to the formidable singing and songwriting talent of Josh Pyke, who came in as he made the rounds of his Lone Wolf tour. The regional trek saw Josh taking in dates in Darwin, Broome, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, and Taree. One of our favourites from his Music Feeds LIVE set was Sew My Name, which features Josh’s deft finger-picking paired with a forlorn melody that’s elevated by his heartfelt vocals.
After his performance, we spoke to Josh about the importance of staging tours in regional areas. “I don’t know if it’s essential to making it, but I definitely think it’s essential to having longevity in your career,” he said. “Because there’s only so many times you can play in a capital city on an album tour and I really firmly believe in getting out and playing songs directly to people, cutting out the middle man as much as possible.”
We also asked Josh about his famous loop station. “This puppy is both a blessing and a curse at points,” he said, “because when it screws up it just loops that screw-up. It allows me in a solo context to add a few little extra textures. I don’t use it on every song, probably on five songs out of a twenty-song set. It adds textures and makes it not just me singing dolefully at the crowd.”