Interview: All Our Exes Live In Texas
Story & Photos / Kristy Benjamin
All Our Exes Live in Texas is a magical four-piece from Sydney. Upon hearing the first few bars of the song sent to me, I was instantly humming “The Devil’s Part” in my head for the rest of the day. Now, if you really want that song to stick with you, take a few minutes to watch the music video. Eerie and unsettling, the video follows the story of four sisters (played by the band members themselves) bending to the will of the devil. The song nods to the American Southern ballad while the visuals creep down your spine when a close-up frame shows a knife slitting one of the girls’ palms to seal a handshake with blood while crows cry out overhead. It’s hard to tell whether you’ve gotten shivers from the classic horror callouts or the dark, sweet melodies.
Hanna, Georgia, Elana, and Katie are the total package and then some. They harmonize in ways that would make the Andrews Sisters proud, and flaunt an unconventional setup of instruments: ukelele, mandolin, guitar, and accordion, respectively. Together they conjure a mix of classic and modern, haunting and beautifully uplifting. The cherry on top of this by far is seeing them live. Adding to their pure musical talent, they carry an onstage banter that could rival the Beatles: witty, unapologetic, and completely genuine. With their debut album having been out for only a week and already winning over a growing fan base, we cannot wait to see what the future holds for them. Below is our interview with Elana Stone.
Is there a preference to writing & recording vs. performing live & touring?