Electronic act Enth Degree conquers key milestones
THEIR life is one big dance and since their last gig in Gladstone, the members of Enth Degree have been circling Queensland playing at some massive festivals and events.
Brothers Aaron, 22, and Levi Vanderaa, 21, officially formed the band at just 13 and 12 years of age.
"We're a full electronic act now," Levi said. "And the shows have been going off."
"We've done an album in Byron Bay while also releasing those three singles and now we're doing a Queensland tour."
The Enth Degree lads have been touring with their team - mum, dad and newest member from Darwin, Kyle Hodges, a friend of almost nine years.
The brothers have already conquered two years from their five-year touring plan, which has seen them perform 130 shows and about seven festivals.
Levi, who has taken the lead of booking schedule, said they were in the process of expanding the gig and hoped to tour Europe and America in the near future.
This year the brothers made some incredible memories, including touring with The Potbelleez, having their music played on Triple J's Unearthed and recording their album in Byron Bay.
Levi said his major highlights, personally, included living in Byron Bay and performing at the Wallaby Creek Festival.
"The culture there is amazing," Levi said, when describing life in Bryon.
"So many like-minded artists, musos and creative types."
As for the Wallaby Creek Festival, Levi could not stop raving about the musical bonanza and said overall it was a big turnout. "I'd recommend it to everyone - they had reggae, rock, punk, electronic."
After their debut single, I Heart You, was released in June, Levi said they launched their second single, This Moment, at Brisbane's The Zoo, gaining them 6000 streams on Soundcloud.
"That was really good."
Levi said he couldn't wait to get back to Brisbane to perform.
"People really love original music there, more so than in the regional parts of Australia.
"In Brisbane there's just this niche following for the original live music scene."
Enth Degree is commonly known for an outrageous dress sense, style and character.
So when asked how he felt as being described as someone with toxic sex appeal, Levi laughed.
"I love being flamboyant - we're from the Territory. We get our gear off when it's hot.
"I love being sexy; music is all about the feeling to get out to the audience. We love doing that. It's what we're born to do."
The brothers are set to bring their contagious energy and emotional lyrics to Gladstone's Rocky Glen Hotel on Tuesday, November 5 for a Melbourne Cup party.
Being on the road has been amazing. It's the best days of my life.
As they tour Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney next year, the brothers are hoping to release their next album in April.
"If we get asked to play in a festival in America though, we're going to go.
"That's the great thing about being a musician, you get to create your own destiny."
Over the year of many adventures, Levi said he had evolved along with the music.
"I feel like my personality is growing with all the new people I'm meeting; my life's energy is just getting more open and flamboyant.
"Being on the road has been amazing. It's the best days of my life."
- WHERE: Rocky Glen Hotel, Gladstone
- WHEN: Tuesday, November 5
- TIME: 8pm start