Fuck Yeah Peter Gillies


To write is right.

fyeahnewempire:

Pete Gillies

A thought from Pete Gillies (management for artists, music and video):

To write is right.

Songwriters, please, for the sake of your listeners, keep honing your craft. Your craft (among other things) is in words, and the movement of a melody.

Treat each with care, and as much innovation that you can extend yourself to that day (plus a bit more).

Write words that entice the listener to think. It’s nice to have things handed to us on a platter sometimes, though in your songs, never let your listener be bored, and if possible, never let them know what word is coming next when on a first listen. Obvious lyrics, should be obviously a bad idea.

Our melodies take us on a journey, and they should take the listener there too. Be fruitful in your exploration of melody. Always try new things. Give it a go finishing on notes other than the tonic (one) and the dominant (five).

If you tend to write melodies with a small range, only jumping a step or two at a time, try a melody that feels all over the place, with leaps and bounds here and there. It might suck! But the point of the exercise would be to get yourself out of the small-range-rut.

And whatever you do, please encourage the input of other songwriters, and most certainly, at some stage, let a producer into the process before releasing your precious babies (songs) to the world.

Pete Gillies

Via We can escape ✈

I think it’s time…

I’ve been planning to abandon this page for months. Things just kept happening, Pete had his hooks in NE and in us for quite a while.
But it’s done, it’s “over”, Pete isn’t in New Empire anymore (he will always be a part of it, if you like to think).

So, I couldn’t bear to delete this precious blog, so it’s going to stick around, like a little archive for Pete’s days in NE. If you want to unfollow it, that’s all well and good. But it’s here for you, if you want to look. Enjoy the tags, remember that Pete played Warped, supported Good Charlotte and Simple Plan.
Think of those good things and think of all that’s Pete’s doing now. I think he’s in his element.

So all the best to you guys and all the best to Pete in his future endeavours.

xx fuckyeahpetergillies


We can escape ✈: You're an artist.

fyeahnewempire:

Pete Gillies

A thought from Pete Gillies (management for artists, music and video):

You’re an artist.

When you release a single, an EP or an album, it should initiate a new understanding of you and what you do, and how good you are at doing it. You need to be seen as forever improving, and currently at your ‘best yet’.

Finances.

Money does not define everything - even the best bands running around in our Australian circles today are still working out ways to ‘make ends meet’! When our fan base grows, so too do our expenses. We see more places, record better albums and videos, make more sales and yet sometimes we make as much profit (or loss) as we did on our tour last year, travelling around our state, selling our old CD and playing to half as many people.

I want to encourage you. Use your resources with great thought and wisdom. At the end of the day it’s all a juggling act between the multiple services offered out there in our industry, and we need to think about how will we continue to grow, sometimes beyond what people tell us we should do.

The most creative approach wins. And that doesn’t just refer to our art/craft, but the way we tell people about it too.

Always work on your best, and if it can’t be your best, work around it to make it so. Don’t settle for something sub-par - your listeners/fans will notice.

Pete Gillies

Via We can escape ✈

We can escape ✈: What should I even do?

fyeahnewempire:

Pete Gillies

A thought from Pete Gillies (management for artists, music and video):

 What should I even do?

 A lot of us don’t understand or know how to perform. We hang our head over our guitars watching only our fingers; we sing to that spot just above the sound guy’s head and keep our feet planted still because that proves we are confident (it does doesn’t it?!); or we run around the stage wildly because we know that the audience loves to watch me perform a triple somersault while playing their favourite riff.

 How about we just stop, think, and try to understand.

 We get on stage to perform our music to an audience, no matter how big or small the audience is.

 It’s most certainly our privilege to be able to bring our craft to people who are there to give us a go - or even, people who have trusted us into their personal ‘music I love’ category.

 The single mistake that we make in our minds is that the people are there for us. No, no, no, no, no! We are there FOR the people! We are there to entertain. We are there to be a real person in an iFace-iTweet-iGram digital world!

 It is our duty, our necessity to engage with our audience. Lets make them laugh, lets make them feel special, and most of all, lets entertain them.

 The audience is not there looking at us, we are looking at them. We have the control of that given time, and we rule the space.

 We all face fears of the limelight. But I find this one concept is a key to unlock your performance potential: Let your creative self get the better of your mind, and next time, look your audience in the eye, enjoy your instrument to its full potential (within the genre) and never stand still. After all, how can we feel music if we are standing rigidly still?

 Pete Gillies

Via We can escape ✈


New Empire; Parachute Music Festival




New Empire @ Parachute 2013



New Empire @ Parachute 2013



New Empire @ Parachute 2013


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