MoonDoll Festival Q&A Series: Jed A. Walters aka CHIFFON MAGNIFIQUE

Words/Interview: Shannon-Lee Sloane {The Colourful Writer}

With MoonDoll Music Festival this weekend, we’ve taken some time to swing some messages to some of the bands and artists on the bill to ask them about the upcoming event and live music festivals in general, as well as some other questions to get to know them a little better! Next up we have darkwave, post-punk, industrial inspired artist, Chiffon Magnifique AKA Jed A. Walters.

How excited are you to play MoonDoll Festival this year?

I’m over the moon! I am just so grateful to share my music live again.

How crazy do you think I am for putting on a music festival in 2021? 

I think it’s bold, brave and brilliant. it’s hard work like this that helps us all defy those odds against us in our current industry. Things are tough, but so are we!

How do you feel about music festivals in general?

I haven’t been to one in a long time obviously but I definitely appreciate them so much. I’ve always been in awe at the sense of community that festivals (especially these grassroots local ones) can bring. 

What is the best music festival you’ve ever been to? Name the festival, the year, and the highlights of the event!

My first ever Big Day Out. I was 15. I think it was 2006…? I got to see The White Stripes and Franz Ferdinand. I went home and blogged about it on my MySpace. Jack White played a marimba. Meg White even played some timpanis. Franz Ferdinand played Take Me Out.

If you could play a festival with any band or artist in the whole world, who would it be and why?

I would honestly just love to play with all of my favourite bands of today. The Soft Moon, Drab Majesty, Lebanon Hanover, Xeno & Oaklander. Maybe with Severed Heads back from the dead.

If you could create your own all star line up for a huge music festival, who would be your top five headlining bands? 

See above 🙂

Who are you most excited to see at MoonDoll this year?

Defintely Malina Claire. She’s a good friend and a pure soul. I’m excited that she’s bringing her string section, it makes for a very emotional performance. She sings from the heart and about important issues. 

Who would you like to see on MoonDoll next year?

Check out that new goth girl band Sacred Hearts. Hopefully they’ll be old enough (I think they’re still at school) but yeah they rock.

If you/your band was asked to include one cover song in your set, what song would you choose and why? 

I was thinking about this – I always like a cover in longer sets. My old band used to do Dead Souls by Joy Division. I dunno, maybe a sludgy version of Goodbye Horses by Q Lazarus.

How do you feel about mixed genre festivals and gigs? 

It’s great! It brings us all more together. I’m no stranger to the old “mate I don’t listen ta that koinda music but dat was pretty good” at gigs but I appreciate the slap on the back from anyone of any genre or walks of life. 

Who is your favourite local band? 

CAKES. Rest In Peace. 

Who is your favourite Australian band of all time? 

Severed Heads for sure. Closely followed by Midnight Oil. 

If you could give your fans and followers words of wisdom or a motto, what would it be?

Just be yourself. You belong here. This world needs you. Unless you’re a huntsman spider – in that case please leave my apartment without a fuss right now. 

Catch Chiffon Magnifique at MoonDoll Music Festival on Saturday the 11th of September 2021 at the Mansfield Tavern.

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