Q&A: Aircrafte

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Q&A: Aircrafte


Define your genre in five words or less:

Tight, verb-heavy and angst-ridden.

Why should everyone come and see your band?

Because we are doing something different; we aren’t just jamming overdone messy rock’n’roll riffs or hammering out boring indie jungle beats with lyrics about the joy’s of life and hanging out with friends. We try to connect with the audience on an emotional level and create a particular mood for each song.

Do you have any record releases to date?

What are they? Where can I get them? We’ll have a single out early this year, but in the mean time we have two demo tracks that we recorded with our old bass player. You can download them via our Facebook page or the triple j Unearthed website. We recorded them with the very talented Malcolm Besley, who we’ll be doing our single with also.

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

Funnily enough, I don’t think that any two people have ever compared us to the same band. People seem to find it difficult locating our influences and pigeonholing us into any one genre, which suits us just fine. 

What’s your favourite song, and why?

Climbing Up The Walls by Radiohead. The lyrics are haunting, it oozes the most dark and intimate vibes, is delicately crafted and produced (to say the least) and it always lingers for days after hearing it. The perfect song.

What advice would you give to bands that are new on the Melbourne music scene?

Write music that you love, not music you think people want to listen to. Nothing is more rewarding than people digging music that means something to you, and not just something you’ve churned out to get a crowd moving. 

When are you doing your thing next?

Thursday February 21 at Yah Yah’s, Smith Street, Collingwood.

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

Too easy, John Lennon. It wouldn’t even matter if he hated it, anything he said would be useful. Most of our songs are about women, heartbreak and depression anyway…so he might actually enjoy an Aircrafte show.