I’ve heard you describe that “External” was written in depiction of some of the more negative aspects of the music industry- what are they?
Insert three blank faces, and a couple of “UMMS” right here. Not gonna lie, sheer panic kicks in here. Should’ve stuck to this question about burgers. “Sorry I’ll ask something else.”
Ben: No no, it’s a good question. Ahh External was written about , and yeah but downside to this.
Harry: Definitely the early mornings, we’ve had a tonne of them lately.
Ben: Yeah early starts with tours, get to us.
I think it’s interesting how artists write their music and lyrics, what’s the process like for you three? Do you draw lyrics on real life? Or is it more what comes to you during the creative process?
Ben: We just get together and create tunes. The way I hear music is by breaking it down into syllables and from that I can write lyrics for it.
You’re quite experienced with tour life at the moment, if you could perform or stream anywhere, where would it be?
Ben: It would be pretty sick to do it somewhere back there. (Points to the bush area behind it).
Michael: And then we play music and people have to find the stage. But then we’ll trick them to sidetrack the audience and get them confused.
Ben: And then we can lay traps for them too along the way to make it harder.
What was your first ever major performance like?
Michael: It was pretty shit.
Harry: Yeah it was really shit. Haha.
And what are some necessities for your riders when you perform at festivals?
Pretty much all three of them say cheese!
Michael: And fish. Cheese and fish are always on our riders!
Harry: And Vodka. But that’s a given. It’s always there.
What can we expect from your show this evening?
Harry: Each show is different.
Ben: What we’re gonna do is play “Embrace Me” backwards so the crowd gets a hidden message.
Michael: Yeah, did you know that “Embrace Me” backwards spells cheese and fish? Think about it.