Artists / Bands, Culture, Interviews, Rock — May 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Get Your Ears Ready for This Sanctuary


A load of artists from the all over the world are dropping by Singapore this month for Music Matters Live. Part of the line-up is the 5-piece Sydney-based pop rock band, This Sanctuary. While they have dabbled their feet once on the South-East Asian region, the band is ready and set to rock the Clarke Quay stage. But first, we had a quick chat with the guys about their recent and upcoming projects, as well as their biggest announcement as of late – signing with the legendary Def Records through global distributor, Valleyarm.

Hi, guys! Congratulations, we heard you’ve just signed with DEF Records. How do you feel?
Hey! We’re so excited to sign with Def Records. Definitely looking forward to the future!

We found out that you’ve once toured Malaysia. What was that experience like?
Touring Malaysia was an incredible experience for us as a band, especially as it was our first international tour. We felt honoured to play to a crowd of 3000 and even to the Sultan of Ipoh! We also had the amazing opportunity to help out some charities on the tour.

Now you’re taking on Singapore for Music Matters Live. Do you notice any difference between the Asian audience and your local Aussie lot?
I definitely think that both Australian and Asian audiences are great to play to, but they both do react differently when appreciating our music. We found out when we were touring Asia that they (Asian audience) are a lot louder at shows — which is the best type of show!

We also heard that you’ve got an album coming. When are you preparing to release it?
We are pumped to announce that we start recording our new tracks for the new album at the end of June. So we are looking to release closer to the end of the year. Keep your eye out for the release date soon.

After performing for Music Matters, what else do you have in store for your fans?
After Music Matters, we have some exciting new releases that we can’t wait to unleash to everyone supporting our music. This will include the bonus edition of our debut EP “Maybe We Weren’t Meant To Get It” which will have four singles, the music videos of our songs “Run” and “Rumour”, a special edition digital booklet and unseen ‘behind-the-scenes’ footage.

Sounds awesome! We can’t wait for those upcoming releases. Meanwhile, you can sit back and check This Sanctuary’s official website here.