‘Wooden Kimono Music’ | Interview with Tull Thunderhead

Well treat me, treat me kindly
I have a frail disease

Tull Thunderhead, a four-member music group from Melbourne, Australia, is showcasing their debut EP with the release of the initial single “Mary”. The track features a charming verse melody, an intriguing chorus, and a harmonica that blends with the guitars, resulting in a nostalgic soundscape. Read our discussion with the band below!

Describe your sound in 3 words

Wooden Kimono Music

Tell us a few things about Mary. What is the main idea behind it?

It’s a song about feelings of reflection or contemplation, but not exactly in a new age or hippy type way. It’s not a religious song either, although it sounds like it at the beginning.

Your music has a nostalgic touch. Considering that this term is a bit abstract, what are the elements in your opinion that make a song “nostalgic”?

Hmm, not sure! Most of what we do is very centred around a melody, and trying to preserve the original intention behind that.

Favourite album of the past year?

Dragon New Warm Mountain – Big Thief

What do you love/hate about Melbourne?

Love: Live music, comedy, always something happening.
Hate: It’s expensive! And the weather really needs to make up it’s mind.

If the music of Tull Thunderhead was a book, which book would that be?

The Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book –

What is the story behind your name?

Funnily enough, it’s from a book! “The Blade Itself”, by Joe Abercrombie. There is a fighter in it called “Tul Duru Thunderhead” and I thought it sounded like a great band name. When we started playing we thought it sounded a bit more metal than we sound, but we couldn’t think of anything better. Anyways, it’s always best to err on the side of too metal.

What’s next for you?

We’re very focussed on writing and recording at the moment. This is the first release we’ve done, but we’d like to release one or two tracks regularly and get into a good routine, rather than a huge effort every few years

Thank you!

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