Interview with Jordan Léser

Jordan LHaving chatted to Eves earlier, we also caught up with one of her partners in crime, Jordan Leser, as they head out on the Triple J Triple Treat tour.

Firstly I feel like I’ve probably been saying your last name incorrectly, do you pronounce it ‘Leeser’ or ‘Lazer’ or is more French like ‘Le Sir’

The second one, ‘Lazer.’ I added the accent for pronunciation sake but it’s still a hit and miss for most people.

For those who haven’t had the pleasure of hearing it, how would you describe your sound?

I think I write cinematic, piano based folk pop ballads.

Who are your biggest inspirations?

Kate Bush, I love Sinead O’Connor, Massive Attack, The National, it’s a whole combination of people but they’re the big ones at the moment.

Will you be playing solo or with a band on this tour?

Mostly solo but I think I’ll have the band in Sydney.

And what can we expect from the live show?

Well I hope my live shows are intimate and emotional, and very stripped back especially when it’s just the piano and I.

So I know you haven’t met Jesse or Eves yet but are you excited about touring with them?

I feel like we have met each other because we’ve all stalked each other virtually. I’m a big fan of their music, they write beautiful songs and I feel like I’ve connected to them musically. So yeah I’m really looking forward to it.

How are you guys getting around the East Coast? One big party bus

Hopefully we can carpool a little bit, I’m still on my L’s which I’ve been on for about eight years. So I take lifts when I can, get taxis, planes.

If somebody has their full license maybe you can get up some hours and get your P’s

Well Jesse is 17 and Eves is 19 so none of us are fully independent in terms of licenses.

You all write great songs though, that’s probably better.

<Laughs> Thanks, maybe one rules the other out?

For this tour the three of you change the order of your set around, how do you like sharing the headline spot with two others?

I like it because it takes the pressure off all of us. And it’s good practice to play first, middle and last.

You lent your voice to Glass Towers on their Halcyon days record, was that fun?

 Yeah that was a while ago, must’ve been about a year and a half ago, I just did backing vocals for them. It was great, they’re friends of mine and I think they write great songs.

When can we expect to hear some new tunes?

I don’t know yet, I’m hoping to release a second EP but the plans keep changing. I’ve got a lot of songs recorded that are sitting in my itunes gathering dust at the moment. Hopefully in the next two to three months I’ll get the second EP together and release something.

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