60 Seconds With… Daydream Arcade

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60 Seconds With… Daydream Arcade


So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?

We are Daydream Arcade and we make music. More specifically, Liv is on vox, Marcus plays guitar and synth, Adam plays guitar, Gemma plays bass, and Staz is on drums.


What do you reckon people will say you sound like?

At present we’re heading in a great musical direction. Recently, we’ve become influenced by Toro Y Moi, Jackson Jackson, Two Door Cinema Club, and Beach Fossils. Hopefully people will conclude that our new music sounds like the bastard lovechild of all four.


What do you love about making music?

For Daydream Arcade, making music is the best way we can turn our melting pot of emotions into sound. There is nothing more satisfying than conquering the world with a good song that has legitimate emotional depth.


What do you hate about the music industry?

Egotistical maniacs!


If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?

The late Michael Hutchence would be our man of choice. It would be incredible to receive his critique and stage direction. Hopefully in the process, some of his cool, charismatic charm would rub off on our music!

If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?

Nobody, because you need horrible musicians to make the good ones look great. Don’t mess with this eco system!


What can a punter expect from your live show?

Lots of energy. Plus maybe a nip slip from one of the boys, if you’re lucky.


What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

Our EP is currently underway, so expect a monster launch soon! In the meantime, our tracks are available for free download via our Facebook and Unearthed pages.


When’s the gig and with who?

When isn’t the gig?! We’re so pumped to be performing at Push Over 2012, in the Freeza Push Start battle of the bands Grand Final! We’ve also got a stack of other shows lined up, including our Residency on Wednesdays in March at the Evelyn. Plus we are supporting The Vaudeville Smash at the Northcote Social Club on Saturday February 25.

Anything else to add?

We’ve got a lot of mind blowing things coming up, Melbourne. Be excited. Watch this space.