hudson is the solo project of melbourne based indie-folkster Travis Aulsebrook. Described as summery and soulful, he explores the meeting ground between driving rhythms and poignant lyricism. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Tunng and Iron & Wine, he has developed his own style of alt-folk that delivers earnestness and a degree of pop-sensibility in equal measures.
Q&A, with trav aka hudsonDefine your genre in five words or less:
indie folk tap whistle clapHow long have you been writing and playing music? Was there a song or moment that first inspired you?
Since mid 2010. Equally inspired by some captivating performances by artists back in Fremantle WA, and the desire to never perform 'sex on fire' in a cover band again.If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
John Lennon. He would shred me to bits, inspire me, and do it all in the most polite fashion over a cup of earl grey.What are your favourite venues?
northcote social club, mojos fremantle, anyone's house gigWhat are your top 5 favourite albums?
patrick watson - wooden arms tunng- comments of the inner chorus feist - let it die radiohead - kid a whitley - the submarineWhat is your most memorable gig (playing or watching)?
james blake at roskilde denmark, 2011Where do you usually draw inspiration from as a writer? Do you have a process? eg music first, lyrics first etc
the inspiration can come from anywhere but is best harnessed when I have my guitar in hand, my mind is blank, and i've recently experienced some strong feelings