Fast rising Aussie alt-popster Hauskey is making a name for himself, one snapshot at a time.
Words: Finlay Holden.
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Australian singer, songwriter and producer Andy Hopkins kicked off his Hauskey project last year, dropping debut EP ‘Slow’ in November. Fortunately, he’s been able to thrive in his own studio, working diligently on his bedroom pop tunes from the comfort of his own home. In fact, Hauskey hasn’t actually missed going into real studios to record at all, as he explains.
“I hate studios. They’re usually just dark, dingy, soul-sucking rooms – when I walk in, I don’t feel like I want to write a story there. At home, I have sunlight, can setup however I want. I can even sit here in my underpants and work all day, every day, as early or as late as I want. I’ve got my fridge stacked. What more could I want? Something about the pressure of studios thinking you have to do something while you’re there doesn’t feel inspiring. I like my own space where I’m not on someone else’s clock.”
Self-production is quite a steep learning curve, but Andy believes this growth is part of the fun. “[I’ve…