SMT presents: 10 Questions with Snakadaktal
The end of high school is a tumultuous time, a steep transition from structure to freedom, indecision to responsibility. It’s a period of tough choices and increased pressure, difficulties only magnified by a shift into the national spotlight.
Despite an overnight rise to prominence, winning Triple J’s Unearthed High in 2011, Snakadaktal remained patient. After the release of their self-titled EP at the end 2011, the Melbourne five-piece juggled writing and touring with their youngest member Phoebe’s Year 12 commitments, eventually bunkering down in late 2012 to work on their debut album. Released last month, Sleep In The Water sees the band explore a more expansive dream pop sound. The fluid songwriting and album cohesiveness mark a new transition, the beginning of Snakadaktal without the ‘Triple J Unearthed High winners’ preface.
As they cross the country on their national Sleep In The Water tour, Phoebe (vox/synth) kindly got out her pen and white-out to discuss life in Snakadaktal, their debut LP, and an elderly Croatian named Ivica.