Interview: Discover Prodigy Tim Ayre & His Solo Debuts

Tim Ayre is a singer/songwriter currently living in Melbourne, Australia. Although his project is in its infancy, Tim Ayre is not quite the novice. He was one half of the duet Tim & Jean, which was widely supported by Triple J Radio in his home country. Tim is now ready to pursue the adventure as a solo performer.

Influenced by the Beach Boysthe Beatlesthe Flaming LipsStevie Wonder and Daft Punk, he channels all these touching points and more in his own compositions. Having escaped his room to experiment in the studio, Tim crafts a deeply personal, dreamy and luxurious pop, blending guitars, drums, bass and synths all of which he plays effortlessly. He recently released his debut-single ‘LAXX’ on Kitsuné Musique, a highly chromatic and wistful sound that draws on the authenticity of yesterday to offer a vintage aesthetic of our day.

Waiting the full EP, we had the pleasure to meet Tim for a few questions, about ‘LAXX’, his “solo-adventure”, and more.

Hey Tim, such a pleasure to have you ! So, could you introduce yourself in a few words ?

Hey! My names Tim. I love the beach and I live off coffee.

We’ve just picked your gem «LAXX» on Kitsuné ! What’s the story behind it ?

Well, I wrote it when I was in LA and was listening to a bunch of music like The Beach Boys, The Mamas & The Papas and The Flaming Lips.. I’m paying homage to those bands on this track which inspired the the idea for Laxx to be anthemic and epic. 

What’s your creative process for making music ? Maybe do you have some tips to share ?

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I like to start on the Piano and create a basic chord structure with a melody that I might sing along with.. then build from there on Ableton with synths or a drum loop. 

Eventually I’ll get mates to come in and play the live parts.. I’m lucky because I have some amazing friends who are great players.

What are next month’s highlights for you, any releases ahead ?

I have an EP which is finished! The plan is to release a song every couple months until the EP is out. I’m really stoked its done and how its turned out.  

Finally, can you share five records that you can’t get enough of right now ? 

  • IGOR by Tyler The Creator 
  • Seeing Other People by Foxygen 
  • Here Comes The Cowboy by Mac DeMarco 
  • Apollo XXI by Steve Lacy 
  • Out Peace by Toro y Moi
Tim Ayre On Piano

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