Perth’s Jock Raine adds his name to the quality list of superb singer-songwriters who continue to populate Western Australia.
The indie rock artist made his debut earlier this year with the impressive ‘Don’t Go’.
Now Jock is back with another serving of sublime, subtle and immensely enjoyable jangly indie rock that winds its way to a laid-back beat, perfect for cocooning you away from the stresses of everyday life.
“When I’m at the beach or around the ocean, I often like to look at the Rottnest Island Lighthouse and wait for the light to flash me every eight seconds as it circles around,” Jock shares.
“It’s my way of being able to put everything aside and take some time on my own to analyze everything that’s going on in my life right now.”
For Spacey Jane and Skegss fans, Jock recorded and produced “Waiting” in his home studio.
Who is… Jock Raine is a freelance singer-songwriter from Perth, Western Australia who has been playing guitar since he was 13 years old. He spent his teenage years in Fremantle where his songwriting journey began, originally using GarageBand for his musical ambition and creation.
I seem to… Spacey Jane, Lime Cordiale, Skegss, Hockey Dad, Dune Rats.
When did you choose the name of the band, and was it a unanimous decision… Growing up, my three favorite things were music, sports, and the outdoors. I spent a lot of time on the football pitch and was/still am very passionate about English football as well as the American sports scene.
I chose the American term “jock” to represent my love for the sport. ‘Raine’ is an alternative name that I chose in resemblance to my real name also starting with ‘R’.
In the studio, I’m used to… When I’m not scratching a progression I thought of that day or five months ago, I usually sort my voice memos on my phone because I like to use this feature to record my ideas instantly so may they be fresh in my mind when inspiration strikes me.
I also use the Notes app on my phone to save all the lyrics I think up or that might work with any current ideas that come to mind; it’s safe to say that the Voice Memos and Notes apps on my phone are some of my most used apps.
If I could shoot with someone… It would definitely have to be Spacey Jane or Skegss.
My favorite app right now… Should be Clash Of Clans because I’ve been working the game since college and never get old with me.
My most embarrassing moment to date was the moment… The scariest and most embarrassing scenario I found myself in was when I went skiing at Perisher in Sydney for the first time on a school trip.
I ended up losing control of my skis descending my first big slope after little to no training or prior experience at a pace. I couldn’t control and ended up rolling down the hill at least 20 yards ahead of the majority of my age group on the circuit as well as others on the mountain.
It wasn’t the best first run, but it reminded me that practice is key.
Life on the road can be… When I drive and go on trips with my friends, the life on the road is pretty good, I discover new places, I stop in pubs and I move to the beach.
When I’m doing stuff like that, I’m probably thinking about how I could turn what I’m thinking or doing at that moment into a song or an idea.
Which celebrity/famous person would you like to be a spokesperson for the group… I would love to have Gordon Ramsay on board as a spokesperson because he is brutally honest with the truth, unafraid to speak his mind and is extremely enthusiastic in the way he speaks, which makes him a perfect candidate for the role.
If you had to live in a city abroad, where would you choose and why? Definitely Paris because I always wanted to learn French, but I never had the discipline or the patience to learn on my own. Living abroad there would give me the chance to do just that, plus explore all the things to do and see there.
Three people you would like to invite to dinner… If I was hosting a dinner party, I would invite Mark McGowan, Jim Carrey and Simon Cowell, as they are all professionals in their respective fields.
I think having guests from the music industry, film industry and politics could lead to some interesting discussions.
If we came to your house, what would you cook for us? I would most likely cook and make fresh burritos since it’s my favorite meal to make, and I think it’s not too formal for a casual night out with guests.
When it comes to pets, do you love or hate our furry friends? Big lover of furry friends, but more specifically, I’m really a dog.
No matter the expense, send me a case of… Single fin.
The last time I saw the inside of a gymnasium was… Probably on television.
What chore do you hate the most? Definitely should be cleaned up.
Do you have any phobias? Not the biggest fan of the massive, hairy hunter spiders; I can get all the fun I need from standing at least three meters away.
Would you ever be on a reality TV show? If I were to be on a reality show, it would most likely be a travel show.
If you could prank one of your friends, who is your target and how do you take them down? I would prank my best mate by posting a video on a cracked TV screen on YouTube immediately after pretending to binge on FIFA while playing on his PS4 (when he’s not in the room). Everyone knows what FIFA is capable of.
The best local takeout restaurant for a 2am meal that will leave you in a food coma? Fremantle Kebab House.
Which fictional character best describes your personality? Ted Mosby of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ because he balances his social and professional life well, enjoys spending quality time with friends, and is passionate about his interests and demonstrates it in many ways. Like me, he also has a regular pub/bar where he goes with his mates after work.
The last show you binge-watched? Re-watching all nine seasons of “How I Met Your Mother” because it’s my favorite TV show and I love the relationships all the main characters have with each other and how the show explores those relationships in detail .