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The Rock-itt : June 2011
We’ve been together close to seven years now, which is a long time in independent band land. I put it down to the fact that we are mates as well as musicians. It’s kind of like any relationship, where you have to figure out that each person has their own way of looking at the world. W e each have to accommodate the others’ personalities and try and make it as good an experience for us as possible. It’s been a lot of fun getting to the second album. Since Justin (drums) yelled out, “Journeys” from the back seatofthevanonthewaytoagigin Wagga (where we were listening to the dem o’s and discussing what to call the album), it ’s made us look back on the years we’ve put into this and a lot of the fun we’ve had. As a fully independent band, I think we’ve created a lot of good opportunities for ourselves. W e’ve shared the stage with some great and legendary bands and toured off our own organisation, which is very hard to do. We’ve also gained the support of regional radio stations and had the opportunity to get in and do some interviews and play live to air without stuffing it up!! The idea behind our launch party at the Mona Vale hotel on June 3 rd was to get the album out there to the locals who have been supportive of us through the years. W e are doing a limited CD run of the album that everyone who comes on the night will get a copy of free with admission to the gig. We thought it was a nice way of saying thanks and also getting our music to the curious! From there on we are looking at tour dates for later in the year and will be sending the album out to potential business partners to see if we can get a wider release / distribution for Australia and beyond. This is our best work by far. I know everyone always says that, but on this album, it’s the combination of all our experiences and a lot more of our influence being channelled honestly into every song. I think we’ve grown as songwriters and we need to talk less about where a song should go these days. It’s almost telepathic when we are jamming out a new idea and I think that’s something only other muso’s would really get.