Interview with BTWN US


This is the first interview that I've done in a while and I'm excited to publish it all to you. I've chatted to the new and upcoming Australian band, BTWN US, about their very first EP release. Their EP, Heartache and Tragedy, is out on Monday 24th July in Australia and then released the following day in the UK and USA. Made up of three lads; Nathan, Daniel and Adrian, BTWN US have only been a band for a year but seem to have made a statement with their very first single, Surgery, being aired on MTV. They are known best for their covers which they magically turn into some amazing mash ups. If you haven't yet heard of BTWN US then you will be soon, these three lads are smashing it so far.

In this interview, we talked about all things music, pineapple on pizza and celebrity crushes. You will hopefully be able to learn a bit more about the lads individually, so have a read and enjoy the energetic persona they give off.


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How did you form as a band?

A passion for creating music, a great sense of humour and the rest we’ll keep BTWN US.


What sparked your interest in music?

Nathan - When I was 5 my mum and dad were in a band together. They would practice every week in the lounge room and I remember sitting watching, listening and singing along.


Where did the name BTWN US come from?

The name BTWN US is a condensed version of 'Between Us'. It is representative of the music that we create together. The coming together of the experiences we have had in life and lessons learned so far. What happens Between Us, stays BTWN US.


Describe another member in 3 words.

Adrian describing Daniel - Energetic, monkey, prankster


What are your interests and hobbies outside of the band?

Daniel – I’m an expert Netflix and chiller but in all seriousness I love my sport, songwriting, reading, going to the gym and strawberry picking on the weekends.

Nathan – My life revolves around singing and music but when I have a chance I love a bit of martial arts and watching anime.

Adrian - I'm really passionate about staying fit and eating healthy. I also play indoor soccer and love watching a bit of Game Of Thrones. Otherwise I’m in the studio working on music and writing new songs!


You’ve not been around for long, how did it feel when your original, Surgery, was featured on MTV?

It was incredible to have our music video for 'Surgery' aired on MTV. To see it on TV was much like the feeling of when you first walk into a candy store as a child. It's a memory you never forget!

BTWN US, Surgery Official Video

Covers and mash ups have become a part of BTWN US, how long have you had the tracks on your EP, Heartache and Tragedy, ready for?

Yes definitely! We love to put our own flavour on other artist’s songs. It is another way for us to showcase our creativity and to set ourselves apart. We have had the tracks off our 'Heartache and Tragedy' EP ready for quite some time, probably a little too long! It feels absolutely marvellous & very exciting to be releasing it and cannot wait to hear what everyone thinks. It's a huge milestone for us!


What can we expect from the EP?

An insight into our vulnerable side. Our music & lyrics speak volumes about who we are J
This is really the beginning of us sharing a piece of who we are, our deepest secrets and experiences with the world. Get ready to ride the emotional roller coaster we call 'Heartache and Tragedy'.


Who writes the most in the band?

Daniel & Adrian are the main song & music writers


What are your plans for after the EP, can we expect a tour any time soon?

We’d love to tell you all about it but for now it’s a big secret! :O


If you had to pick one track off of the EP, what would be your favourite and why?

Well that is a tough one! Since we have to choose one we would all agree Heartache & Tragedy is on top of the list. It’s a song that is relatable to everyone; we’ll let the lyrics speak for them self.



If you had the opportunity to tour alongside anybody, who would it be with?

You ask a tough question! Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots or Ed Sheeran. They are all equally as amazing!


Do you have any party tricks?

Nathan is incredible at impersonations. He can do Peter Griffin to a tee! Of course we cannot give away too many tricks got to keep some up our sleeve haha.


Is pineapple acceptable on pizza?

Yes. Tomato is a fruit and everyone seems to love it on pizza so why not Pineapple!



What is your signature dish?

Daniel - A bit of toast and a bit of butter. Cooking just isn’t my thing!


Who is your celebrity crush?

Daniel - Victoria Justice, she is a babe!


What advice would you give to someone just starting out in music?

Live and breathe your music. Be prepared to put your heart and soul into your project and don’t give up easily or let the haters bring you down.


Finally, do you have a message for your fans?

We love you and none of this would be possible without you. You are the core of our band and we cannot thank you enough for all the support you have given us! You give us the drive to continue to create new music for you every week and make our dreams a reality! <3




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Heartache and Tragedy is available here on iTunes. You can also follow BTWN US on Twitter for future updates (regarding those big secrets they couldn't tell us about) at @btwnusband. Whilst you're there, why not give me a follow too so you can keep up to date with all of my latest posts and news (you never know, you may be able to win the giveaway I'm currently holding). My Twitter handle is @OneUniqueBlog

Until next time...



You can read the interview on this video too. Made by one of the bands fans!


2 comments

  1. Great questions and very well written Sophie! Liked the video guys ��

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