I was lucky enough to grow up with Beau, hailing from the Sutherland Shire and then moving to the Inner West of Sydney. It has been super humbling to see Beau grow into the all round legend that he is today!
We sat down with Beau, builder, lover, legend and drummer of Psych Rock outfit Montes Jura. Montes Jura is a four piece psych band building walls of sound in Sydney's Inner West. With a penchant for all things weird and wonderful, they mix their hallucinogenics with blues, western, kraut and shoegaze influences.
They spent most of last year bringing similar minded Sydney based bands together to record 'Reloaded' - a tribute album to the Velvet Underground which garnered some serious attention within the Sydney scene.
We hear they have been back in the studio, the creative juices have been flowing and they are preparing to unleash psychedelic greatness onto the world. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy our interview with Beau.
INTERVIEW #1 - BEAU CLEMENTS (MONTES JURA)
NAME: Beau Daniel James Clements
LOCATION: Flight Path - Stanmore
SOCIAL HANDLE: @beauzone_layer
ANY GOOD BOOKS:
- Sex at Dawn, Author Dr Christopher Ryan
'an anthropological delve into relationships, sexual desire and how they relate to present people through evolutionary traits and social conditions'.
- The Fourth Agreements - a very digestible book giving rise to emotional freedom and expression
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS: Ocean, Silly, Jukebox
WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION: I'm finding this hard to answer. It's all over the place for me. It can be a good song or a person that I meet who is living their true purpose
TEA OR COFFEE: Cough, cough coffee -- I semi recently trained myself to enjoy long blacks, simple and effective. Given my lifestyle it's a proper ritual to accommodate a lack of sleep
GREATEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME: Fuck, question difficulty level up!
- My most sessioned is probably, Dead Meadow - Feathers
- Paul McCartney - RAM (this has blown me into a joyful oblivion in recent weeks)
- Honorable mention to BJM - Aufheben
GO TO WARDROBE STAPLE: Earthy brown suede jacket. Decent pockets, warm enough. I could wear it to bed it's that comfortable
I LOVE TO: Host friends to a night of scrumptious food, glorious music and ALL of the activites
PET PEEVE: When some numbskull honks at me from behind for taking more than 3 seconds to take off at a green traffic light
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE: Be like a tree - stay well rooted and do less
FINALLY, WHEN WILL OUR EARS BE GRACED WITH SOME NEW TUNES: Oooft, I want to say by the end of the year...but I won't
Check out Montes Jura online: