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What I Learned at Bandcamp: Heaps n Heaps

Heaps n Heaps is an indie-rock duo comprised of Alisa Fedele, an Australian, and Zach Moon, an American. “We now reside, sunbathe, play in traffic and make music in the beautiful city of Los Angeles.”

Individually, Fedele and Moon have each been making music for 10 years. Together, it’s been a mere couple months. The duo will make their debut at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood on July 19. They’ve recently released tracks “Take Me Back” and “There is no Place,” both of which can be streamed on Bandcamp.

The Spec interviewed Fedele and Moon, read what they had to say, below…

Who or what are your influences?
There are a plethora between the both of us: The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Radiohead, Nina Simone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Etta James, James Brown… Shit, we could go on forever. We’re also influenced by the every day: people we meet, love we do or don’t feel, situations that are just fucked up or are absolutely beautiful. The influences are endless.

How did you come up with your name?
Heaps n Heaps derives from Alisa’s token Australian use of the word “heaps.” It was said as a joke at first, but we realized that it fits our personalities, our music, and us just being heaps crazy.

How did you guys meet/form the band?
AF: Well, I moved from Sydney to L.A. a few months ago for music and a few weeks after arriving, I met Zach. On that first day we spent all afternoon drinking wine, jamming, and writing new music and in that, we could tell there was something special happening. We played a couple acoustic shows that week and Heaps n Heaps was created.

Upcoming projects, where do you want to go from here?
At the moment we are recording a new single and preparing for shows at the Hotel Cafe on June 30 and The Roxy on July 19.

What inspires your music?
Life inspires us.

What musicians or bands do you look up to?
The Shins, Broken Bells, Jack White, Alabama Shakes, Cage The Elephant, Modest Mouse, Black Keys… Any musician out there that’s being honest, and doing it with love.

Why do you make music?
AF: I make music so people can relate, and be moved and whether it’s for a minute or two hours, come get lost with me.
ZM: It’s where I’m happiest and the most at home.

 

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