IT WAS on a train ride to Spring Bluff that four childhood friends decided to form a band.
Years later and the four-piece folk/pop band consisting of Lucy and Eddie Smith, Laura Morley and Alice Mathieson, or Ethelred, is releasing its first EP entitled People You've Met.
"We actually had a whole bunch of names before we settled on Ethelred," bassist Alice said.
"Laura and Lucy opened a book about English history and found a King named Ethelred the Unready. It was quite fitting because we weren't really sure what we getting ourselves to get in."
The three girls have now moved to Brisbane to study but still regularly catch up with school student Eddie to practise.
Miss Mathieson describes their music as acoustic and easy-listening.
"We like to add in something different with experimenting with different instruments so we like to think it's pretty unique," she said.
Playing live shows for more than two years, the youngsters are now seasoned professional.
"It's definitely more of an excitement than a nervousness to play live now," Miss Mathieson said.
"A year's work has gone into the EP and a lot of time and planning. It's very exciting."
The launch will be held at the GRID on Saturday evening from 8pm where the band will also be supported by Stephen Denham and the Superfriends, Ben Bermudez and May Volp.
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