60 Seconds With Symbols
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“Well, we’re a duo that both write, program and perform our music live. I’m Justin – I manipulate loops and beats and do live synth and filters and Sam rocks the flying ‘V’ on stage.”

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

 

“Well, we’re a duo that both write, program and perform our music live. I’m Justin – I manipulate loops and beats and do live synth and filters and Sam rocks the flying ‘V’ on stage.”

Bearing in mind the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

 

“14 violinists hitting each other with synthesizers.”

What do you love about making music?

“Chasing aural fractal patterns down through the ether until I find the light at the end of the tunnel that makes perfect harmony. Kind of like putting a sliver of cedar through the bridge of my nose until a light explodes and talks to me of synchronicity and high fidelity. It’s called trepanning.”

What do you hate about the music industry?

“Manufactured art made by professional songwriters whose sole purpose is to create current-sounding, heart-wrenching melodrama to sell to a passive public. I’m increasingly seeing a correlation between the language in music media and that of real estate agents. I wanna puke.”

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

 

“It would have to be Hendrix, to give him an idea of the recording techniques that will be available to him upon reincarnation.”

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

 

“I probably wouldn’t actually kill anyone but I would love to see Caravaggio having a conversation with Jessica Simpson in a locked room with only knives around just to see what would happen.”

What can a punter expect from your live show?

 

“Fat beats, tasty guitar and lots of prancing like musical reindeers. We’ll also be screening Liquid Sky to see if our soundtrack matches up with the alien sexual experiences on screen.”

What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

“Our first EP, which we made ourselves from beginning to end in our mansion in Brunswick. It’s called Signs Of Truth and it tells of the coming doom and endless enlightenment of our world state. We’re all over that internode stuff and it’s downloadable for anyone with a passing ability to Google.”

When’s the gig and with who?

 

“Bar 303, 303 High St in Northcote on February 18… It’s a wickedly massive lineup with Polygasm opening, fellow electro rockers from Sydney Alien Zoo and a special closing set by Arkh-Naut.”

Anything else to add?

 

“Only to say that we’re making music we’d like to hear ourselves, so it combines a love of rock ‘n’ roll with a love for heavy, dancey beats found in dubstep and hip hop. If you wanna simultaneously dance while making massive head windmills, then do come along, won’t you?”