I thought I would catch up with Antigone to see what other surprises she had in store.
OM: Is Antigone your real name or is something just for the Stage?
It’s my real name - my father David Foster is a novelist & he has always been into Greek mythology. It does work well as a stage name though.
OM: Are you still based in London or is Sydney home now?
ANT: I have moved back to Sydney for now. A lot of opportunities are presenting themselves so I am more than happy to be calling Australia home. In London I had carved out a very niche following but I think Australia is very hungry for the type of thing I am doing at the moment. I want to bring everything I have learned from my experience in London & apply it to what I am now doing here.
OM: Congratulations on your success with “More Man Than Man”, were you surprised by the single's success?
ANT: Yes I was, but hopefully that’s not the only thing I’ll be recognised for.
OM: I guess that might not work in your favor as it may give people a preconception that you are a dance music diva.
ANT: I’ve always been more into disco than house. Its not that I don’t like electronic music but I guess it comes back to the influences of what you grow up with. I have a Jazz background so I see my style as more cabaret than dance but I guess you end up becoming what other people describe you as.
OM:I could definitely see those influences on your new album Antigoneland. Is there a reason why you have released it as download only?
ANT: It’s really more a promotional release than anything else, in the sense that I believe music itself is now the promotion. I will make my money more from licensing than from download sales. I’m just happy for people to be playing & enjoying my music.
OM: What type of gigs will you be playing in Australia?
ANT: At the moment I’m happy to be gigging with my brother & La Fiesta Soundsystem. I feel that I’ve had an amazing journey & have some great stories to tell. I will just see what comes from my release. I don’t want to rush anything; I just want to make sure I keep enjoying myself. I would hate to lose my passion for music & I guess that’s part of the reason I’m back.