Voodoocain are a new and up and coming Melbourne band, who I first saw play last year at Gertrude’s Brown Couch and was blown by their sound. So naturally I had to interview the band to find out more and why you should all go check these guys out because they are so good. You can catch them at Melbourne Fresh next Tuesday 1st of May @ Revolver on Chapel St and they will be doing a few more of those later in the year. Plus the ROCK N’ LOAD
FESTIVAL @ The Espy on the 26th of May. These guys are good.
HOW DID THE BAND FORM?
the five of us first got together for a jam in early 2011 at THE JAM HUT
RECORDING & REHEARSAL STUDIO in Preston. "Cozzy" came down to the
studio late one night, introduced himself and we got straight to work. We
belted out early renditions of "CUT YOU DOWN" and "RED
TATTOO". It was a pretty special moment, we smoked a joint and spent
the rest of the night just hanging out exchanging riffs and melodies…
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT SO FAR?
We played our first show together as "VOODOOCAIN" back in
October 2011 at Gertrudes Brown Couch which was a total blast. It marked the
beginning of a new chapter in our lives and it was also the birth place of our
incredibly supportive VOODOO-CREW!!! without those guys and their endless
amount of support we wouldn’t be able to carry on doing what we do…
WHAT INSPIRES THE BAND WHEN WRITING MUSIC?
Just being allowed the freedom to truly express ourselves without being
punished for it is inspiring enough. Being able to play an instrument and to
create music offers us a way of being free from all of the negativity and
bullshit that’s going on around us. It’s another way for us to say "fuck
you" to all of the people that try to hold us back and that feel as though
they have the right to control the way we live.
We love to go out, drink, party and fuck just like most people but when
you combine that with a touch of recklessness, rebellion and angst you end up
with a unique blend of feelings and emotions that inspires us to make music
that embodies all of those things…
WHO HAVE YOU GUYS ENJOYED PLAYING WITH RECENTLY?
We just played a bunch of shows with "THE DEATH VALLEY
MUSTANGS" and "THE GRENADES" who are all a great bunch of dudes.
We went on our first road trip as a band out to the country town of Bendigo
which was a pretty cool experience, we played with a great young band called
"LOWPOINT" who are killing it over there. We also played a few shows
with our good mates "BLACK HAYET" who are always a treat to watch
play live and to hang out with…
WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE BAND?
We’re playing on the bill at the first ever "ROCK N’ LOAD
FESTIVAL" which is being held at THE ESPY on the 26th of May.
"ELECTRIC MARY" will be the headlining act and There’s over 30 bands
from all around Australia playing across all three stages throughout the day so
it’s going to be huge.
We also just finished recording our first single
"SONIC YOUTH" that will be available on CD at our shows and
will also be available on ITUNES later this year. We’re about to start shooting
the music video for the single and will be working with a very talented and
amazing new director "ADELE ELASMAR" so we’re really looking forward