Tuppaware Party represent a suburban dystopia. Like a nail bomb wrapped in bubble gum and fairy floss. Hailing from Cronulla, hidden away in Sydney's south, I see Tuppaware Party as a twisted embodiment of the area. A kind of "everything's fine here" mask put on for the outside world in a bid to hide the darker inner-workings of the suburban town. Tuppaware Party give listeners a glimpse into this world, with a hint of teenage nostalgia, theatre and at points, borderline insanity.
We fired some questions at the ever-enticing Shelly, front-woman and brain behind Tuppaware Party, to see what she reckons.
You guys have a theatrical feeling that comes through in your songs and live shows. What do you think has influenced this? I love High School Musical and old school musicals (and musicals in general) and Lana Del Rey, so I like to think I grab from the escapism themes of those two.
You lost the guitar recently for live shows, what brought this about and how does it feel? So I can sexy dance, obviously. Working on my floor work.
How would you describe the current music scene in Sydney?
Very DIY and intertwined actually - Everyone is super supportive of each-other, it seems all of us bands have at-least a couple members working at our local radio stations, making labels, booking shows, working at studios and elevating each-other up through our other creative and non-creative strengths. I'm so excited to see this grow more, bands helping bands, so neat!!
Which venue would you love to play that you haven’t yet? I don't know if this counts but Lollapalooza in France is a dream of mine, also on a float at Mardi Gras would be cool.. next year maybe.
Otherwise of course the Opera House with a full choir behind us and strings. - I find this is me either doing 1 of 2 things:
a) Dreaming big sistaa! You go girl! ;)
b) Avoidance behaviour - you choose a goal so big that you don’t have to think about the little steps and hard work in-between.
Who are your favourite up and comers in Australian music at the moment?
Oooft! Recently, Boxcrunch (Melb), Haircare (WA), Hallie (QLD) , Mal de mer (Syd) have me on vibe city. So much gr8 sexy Aus bands atm... too much content, so little time!!