Sleep, the dream, called Awake - Artist Interview with Lilaina


This weeks feature interview is with lyricist lilaina. laine first shared her poetry while we were studying visual art, and the ethereal imagery she creates through her creative writing became the inspiration for songs like blurred assumptions and bitch'n. laine sang on the original 4-track demo of lazed, a song which has been a live favourite for a long time, with its upbeat tempo and art-school aesthetic that perfectly suites the inspiration behind the stormset sound...

"sleep the dream, called awake"

when did you first start to write poetry?

I first started writing poetry at age 14, got published at 14 in a Goth Magazine.

what inspires your writing?

I am inspired by people and how we interact and our perceptions of one another. I love psychology and anything to do with human communication.

Can you tell us about some of the bands and other creative projects you have been a part of in the past?

In the past I have written and made a short film called 'Made My Bed and in 2000 I did stand up performance poetry at Sunset Strip in Melbourne. Before that I was production designer in a feature film called 'Radio Samurai'... I'm not sure if it was ever released?

DO you have an anthem song or all time favourite band?

The bands - The Cure, The Smiths, Cosmic Baby are favourites of mine. All time favourite bands are British India and All American Rejects. I also used to be a huge Ween fan as well.

Check out the orginal 4-track demo of lazed. The tape cover was designed by Simon and includes a black and white photo by Laine.