Today we're violating the Sound Off Saturday rule to bring you a Sound Off a bit early, as this Saturday will mark the kick off of something extra special for the end of the year. And since 2018 is just about done, it seems fitting that we close out the Sound Offs with Melbourne alt-punks Just About Done, with vocalist Samantha McGee chatting sounds, secrets and more.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SOUND IN THE WHOLE WORLD?
Hmm, strange question. The Sims (original game) music when building a house.
WHAT'S THE FIRST ALBUM/SINGLE YOU EVER BOUGHT YOURSELF?
Guaranteed it was a 'So Fresh' compilation album, using birthday/Christmas money.
WHAT'S BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE RELEASE OF 2018?
Would have to be 'Welcome to the Neighbourhood' – Boston Manor. It's such a different sound to what has been put out lately. Everyone song makes you visualise as your listening to it. It makes you pay attention.
WHAT'S YOUR DREAM GEAR SET-UP? ARE YOU LUSTING AFTER ANY PARTICULAR INSTRUMENTS/EQUIPMENT?
I'm fortunate enough to already have my dream set up! Sennheiser e945 microphone, Sennheiser EW 300 IEM G3 and a custom set of Ultimate Ears 7 Pro. Makes me excited every time I use it.
WHO'S YOUR FAVOURITE AUSSIE BAND RIGHT NOW AND WHY?
That's a tough one. Eat Your Heart out are killing it overseas. We are loving seeing Columbus play live on the tour we are currently supporting and in terms of local acts, we are backing Vermont from Melbourne.
WHAT'S ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WISH YOU WERE GIVEN WHEN YOU WERE FIRST STARTING OUT IN THE INDUSTRY?
Sort out exactly what sound and image you are going for! Don't stumble through until you land on something.
WHAT'S ONE SECRET ABOUT JUST ABOUT DONE THAT YOU'RE WILLING TO DIVULGE?
Our favourite restaurant is Guzman y Gomez. Not a secret though!
WHAT'S NEXT FOR JUST ABOUT DONE?
We finished out the year with some pretty mental shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
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PHOTO BY NAT PARHAM
BY TIANA SPETER