Les Savy Fav, Daft Punk, Depeche Mode
David Cleary - Singer/Songwriter/Synth, Al Collett - Guitars/Synth/Programming, Bryn Ridd - Synth, Thomas Roche - Drums
Icehouse, DFA 1979, Tears for fears
We are 3 boys and a man who in our spare time enjoy dabbling in dark and melodic movement based music. Since August 2007, we have played alongside DATAROCK (Norway), The Bravery (NYC), Young & Restless (Melb), Van She (Syd), Grafton Primary (Syd), Dardanelles (Melb) & many other talented local acts. We have also played at a few festivals, most notably at Parklife 2007.
This Brisbane four-piece mix live drums under pure synth goodness that sits somewhere between pop, indie and early electro. This doesn’t mean you should write them off as another 80’s re-hash though, as their sound has a modern edge that brings to mind bands like The Presets and TV Rock.
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What can the Parklife crowd expect when you take to the stage?
The crowd can expect the TOT dance-rock equation: Awkward prepubescent energy, latest hot fashion, Korg synthesizers, meaty drumming, vocal acrobatics and DIY haircuts.
Who are you most looking forward to seeing on the Parklife line-up this year?
Digitalism! We are keen to see how the album translates into the live setting. MIA and Goose are also personal favourites.
Tell us about your local music scene in Brisbane.
Indie kids with big hair, tight denim and guitars rule the roost at the moment. Electro bands or synth-pop (insert whatever tag you want) have still yet to hit this city in a big way. Not to say the local scene isn’t great, but we kind of operate in our own niche, which has its bonuses.
What's an average rehearsal session like?
It’s darker and sweatier than you could possibly imagine. Once a week, if possible. Takes place in a cozy storage shed in West End. It resembles a jail somewhat similar to the facility in the drama OZ… but without the graphic scenes of man on man loving. Disappointing to some of us!
What surprises you?
HAHA! Playing Parklife? As much as getting to do this interview surprises us. We’re fairly humble guys and have no idea how we’ve managed to attain this. Over the last couple of moths we’ve had some great gigs, and we’ve been asked to support some amazing bands, but this certainly tops it off!
What have you got planned for the future?
The future is uncertain, which is exciting. We’re juggling music with a few other commitments. All of us study and have great aspirations outside of music. We hope to finish our EP and have a product that we can be proud of. We really want to do some interstate shows too… Sydney or Melbourne perhaps? Hopefully resulting in a trillion industry reps knocking on our door! That’s the dream.
Australian music is...
Many, many things. The whole recent revolution in electronic music has seen several Australian bands take the forefront (The Presets, Cut Copy, Mignight Juggs etc). It’s exciting to be doing something a little different.
JOIN TWIST OLIVER TWIST! ON THE DAY
Some pre-show rockin' In the cab Tom and Bryn - otherwise known as the pack mules Work it! Dave arrives being charming as usual Tom's backstage solo performance Real men wear tights. That's us! Before On stage and on fire AfterView Profile Hide Interview