Pierce Brothers had just finished their set at BPMF, as they both walk off stage I’m greeted with a massive hug from the two of them. Jack kicks off his shoes, “My God it’s so hot on stage, Oh and have you met our sister? We’re celebrating this weekend because she beat cancer. We had all our friends and family over last night and decided to continue celebrating with her today. Mind if she stays for the interview?”.
So it’s been almost 18 months since you two performed for LoveBusk Festival and congratulations on making number 9 in the ARIA charts.
Jack: I remember that, we were running so late. We’d just gotten off a plane flying in from Perth, and we’d drunk so much on the plane; and I don’t know why but we were all “We drank too much, we drank too much” but it turned out to be really fun!!
So you’ve released your new EP and there’s one new track addressing something very different from your previous release Monsters, I think it’s called “The Records Were Ours?”
What’s the story behind that?
Jack: Well Pat wanted to write a waltz.
Pat: Well we’ve always been a live band and we felt like we hadn’t gotten that live energy into the studio yet.
Jack: And the waltz that Pat wrote is kind of a happy little F#$* you song, you know? It’s so indicative of after a relationship. Like with “I don’t care much for you”, it kind of reminds me of “Somebody that I used to know” –Gotye.
When I was watching you on stage just then, there is so much energy in your performance and you two use an abundance of instruments. Where does the concept of your life performance come from?
Jack: Well it originally came from busking. We had to draw an audience that didn’t necessarily want to be an audience.
Pat: And you come across people on the street that aren’t there to buy music, but if you can make them stop and buy a CD, and you do that at a concert well.. Well to be fair they’ll probably still spend their money on alcohol, but you get the idea.
If you could stream or perform live from ANYWHERE in the world, where would you perform?
BOTH: the moon!!
Pat: I’ve always wanted to play at Radi City in New York.
Jack: Glastonbury, No wait I’ve got it! Doing a little performance in the lounge room with Eddie Vedder, having drinks.
Pat: Yep. That’s the one.