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Nov 23, 2016 3:20PM

NZ Guy Jack Veale Is Good At Music, Modelling, Art & The Internet

What a resumé!

Jack Veale is a NZ guy who divides his time between music, modelling and making art. The multi-hyphenate dude is signed to The Others and currently makes music under Carapace. His strong ~aesthetic~ also means he knows what's up on the 'Gram and in the IRL.

We caught up with Jack to meet his cat and have a chat about electro-doom soundscapes and learned cynicism.

Name: Jack

Nickname: Jack

Star sign: I dislike archetypes! Virgo.

Where did you grow up and where are you living now?
I grew in Palmerston North. I live in Wellington.

What were you into in high school?
Local music. Regretful amounts of video games, primitive memes, scrumpy, political and historical dismissal :( avoiding all importance.

In what ways have you changed since then?
From escapism to learned pessimism.

If you have to describe your music in five words, what would you call it?
Fast, inconsistent, ritual, torture, hug.

What projects are you working on atm?
I always try developing my personal artistic style. Printmaking has peaked my interest, I'm spending lots of time experimenting with etchings. Solo percussion, electro-doom soundscapes. A musical duo of pluralist semi-improv.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
It's okay to decay.

Who's your dream musical collab?
Machine Girl.

Best soundtrack?
The opening to the film Funny Games. Or SWANS discography.

What would be your last meal?
Myself.

What causes or issues are important to you?
Speaking broadly, 2k16 (and all time) is really messed, political dismissal is unfortunately more appealing than ever. It's atrocious that climate change is still a topic of debate. "Othering" all minority groups by the hegemonic class must be tackled by everyone, especially those in the majority; call people out, educate dense minds and don't only berate them with insults. Don't get a fucking safety pin tattoo. Everyone should be/dress/express/love however they want.

What's your idea of utopia?
There's nothing to be worried about. Bigotry does not exist. The idea of purity never existed. This is something I cannot imagine.

If you were Supreme Leader of the world for a day what rules would you implement?
Ideally, I'd collapse wealth inequity and cause a global socialist revolution. But you only gave me one day. :(

What do you want to be when you grow up?
What does this mean? The endpoint is unimportant! I wish I knew.

Words to live by:
There are no facts, only interpretations.

Photography & Fashion: Imogen Wilson
Model: Jack Veale @ The Others

Lucy Jones