Georgia Nott Of Broods Talks VNZMAs & EMA Nods, Touring & Joel Little
Broods have been taking the world by storm with their new album 'Conscious' and were recently nominated for 5 Tui Awards, including People's Choice (so make sure you get voting).
We talked to Georgia Nott about the VNZMAs & EMA nods, touring and Joel Little.
MTV: This will be the third consecutive year; you’ve been nominated for VNZMAs. Has there been one award or moment that has helped to define your career?
Last year, recieving album of the year was a very emotional moment for us. We’ve been obsessed with music our whole lives, whether it was listening to, playing, or creating it, so being able to say our first album got such an amazing award meant so much. Being awarded it by Mick Fleetwood was definitely the icing on the cake too.
MTV: What has been your favourite project to date?
This latest album “Conscious” was such a fun album to create. Even though there is pressure when writing a sophomore album, it was such a coming of age experience for us as writers. We explored our abilities a lot writing this album. It definitely represents who we were at the time very well.
MTV: You’ve accumulated an impressive line-up of awards, and were recently nominated for an EMA. How does it feel to have your music recognised on such a large scale?
It's surreal. When we first started writing our debut EP, we would have never thought we’d be in this position. Our whole lives revolve around music so it feels good to know we’re not shouting into the wind. People really do care about and connect with our music.
MTV: When it comes to touring nationally or internationally, do you notice a difference in the crowds you're performing to?
Every crowd is different. Not just country to country, but even just city to city. Its good to have ups and downs so you can appreciate the best shows and crowds. Playing home is always an awesome feeling, especially when the crowds we play to keep getting bigger and bigger. The last show we played in Auckland was a very special show to us that’s for sure.
MTV: What have been some of your favourite collaborations so far?
Writing with Joel Little is still our favourite. It sounds cheesy, but its special when we’re in the studio all together. It never stops being fun and we’ve all kinda grown together. Plus, he’s been a massive mentor of ours, since long before day one of Broods.
MTV: How do you keep your passion and energy alive when you’re on the road?
I think it grows even more on the road. You’re playing the same songs every night but you connect with people in a different way each time. We also write A LOT on the bus. Theres not a whole heap to do and its the perfect way to pass time and feel like you still have you’re own little space inside a pair of headphones.
MTV: What do you find is the best source of inspiration for your music and videos? Movies, people or your own experiences?
All the above. Sometimes the things we write about are extremely personal and raw and sometimes we use our poetic license and exaggerate the story a little. Whatever we feel needs to be expressed at the time to be honest. Thats what it's all about; expression.
MTV: What can fans next expect from Broods?
Some more shows in the near future for sure. Other than that, we don’t really know what or when we’ll release next. We are definitely still always writing though, so it's not the end.
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