Marmalade ready to jam

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Shannon Smith spoke to Patrick Smith from Perth band Marmalade Mama about their tour and their show in Albany tomorrow night at the White Star.

For anyone who doesn’t know, who is Marmalade Mama?

Three good blokes from Perth giving it a red-hot crack. Brenny and I are brothers and Tom’s our best mate, so it’s pretty sweet hanging out and playing music for people.

How would you describe your sound?

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Our sound is probably somewhere between Let It Bleed (The Rolling Stones), InnerSpeaker (Tame Impala) and Magic Potion (The Black Keys).

We spent a lot of time playing blues and we froth on the guitarwork of people like Jimi Hendrix, Gary Clark Jr and Jimmy Page.

Also bands like Queens of the Stoneage, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Foals, Brian Jonestown Massacre, early Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys. But we like to think we’ve got a pretty unique vibe going on.

You are releasing your debut EP. What is the music about?

All the songs were written over a span of about 18 months without ever the thought of compiling them together neatly on an EP, so they never intentionally followed a distinct message or story, but they all ended up looking at escape and fulfilment and meaningful relationships.

Best left deciphered by listeners.

What can people expect attending your show in Albany on June 30?

We’ll be pretty knackered by the end of it so hopefully you are too. Cal, frontman from the Southern River Band, is going to open up proceedings and local legends the Foamies are on board too.

It’s going to be a corker.

Where do you hope to end up? Is headlining festivals the dream?

Yeah, absolutely! If we get some confetti cannons a la Tame Impala at Laneway this year, I think we’d happily call it quits. But sweaty rooms like Mojo’s and the Rosemount are still pretty sick.

How can people check out your music right now?

It’s available on Spotify and all the other streaming services. Or come grab a copy on Friday night!

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