A Chat with Flaming June (17.12.21)

The solo project of singer-songwriter Louise Eatock, Flaming June offers a unique blend of folk meets indie-rock. We speak with Flaming June about her new album Hope In A Jar, self-production, phobias and future plans.

OSR: What drew you to music?

Flaming June: I always remember music being around from songs on the radio, records being played and my parents singing. My grandfather also had a piano so I just started playing music.

OSR: What is the backstory to your album Hope In A Jar?

Flaming June: Hope In A Jar is a collection of songs from the last few years ranging from folk songs to more indie-rock. Some tell true stories from history and others tell stories from my life.

OSR: Did you face any challenges with the recording and production process?

Flaming June: This is the first time I have recorded and produced music so I spent hours learning how to use a DAW and plugins. I really enjoyed it and I liked the fact that I could spend as many hours as I needed to on it.

OSR: Do you have a musical background?

Flaming June: I learned the piano as a child up to Grade 5 but I am mainly self-taught.

OSR: What do you hope people take from Hope In A Jar?

Flaming June: I think the album covers a range of emotions and subjects but I hope that the album is ultimately hopeful.

OSR: Do you have a favourite track from Hope In A Jar?

Flaming June: I think I would say ‘You Will Find Your Way Home’ as it is influenced by my daughters.

OSR: If you could change anything about the album, what would it be?

Flaming June: I am always really critical of the music I have recorded. I think I would have liked to add a few more textures or melodies in places to some of the songs.

OSR: Do you have any phobias?

Flaming June: No.

OSR: What do you think is the best way to discover new music?

Flaming June: I read festival line-ups and then listen to bands I’ve not heard of. I also listen to independent radio and have found some good music there.

OSR: If you were on a desert island and could take three things, what would they be? No phones or boats are allowed.

Flaming June: My dog and my children.

OSR: Do you have future plans as Flaming June?

Flaming June: I still enjoy writing songs and I am getting more interested in music production and technology, so I am looking forward to experimenting in the studio again. I have learned that you can’t rush these things, so I am happy to see where it all leads.

Thanks to Flaming June for speaking with us. For more from Flaming June check out her official website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify.

Get your free email updates
We respect your privacy.