Deep in the forested hills of the Natural Bridge, on the edge of the extinct volcano, just over the caldera, amid the speckled light of glowworms, tucked beneath damp and heavy air, hushed by the ripple of the spring-fed creek is a cabin with a stone floor that is the home of Louise O’Reilly and Paul Hannan.
Herein is the space where flowers in the hair, tapping of the boots, a swaying of the hips has been translated into the sound of the death of 1,000 summers.
The sounds of Laneway.
They’ve been here for three years: fixing pipes, chopping wood, picking berries and collecting tales. It’s a far cry from Brunswick in Melbourne where they started the project – but it’s the reason for many of the tunes on their new album, 2012’s acclaimed Turn Your Love Up.