Posted by KB on May 4, 2010
Motocade are more than the sum of their sparkly new clip for ‘Oldest Trick in The Book’. They are a well-seasoned NZ indie four piece who are willing and able to cross the great divide – watch out world. London and NY are on the to-do-soon list. Revisiting Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane is not out of the question either. Neither is offering a free download. Yours to own and listen to while you enjoy the following interview.
Covered: Being musically anal, dark smelly spaces, evolving sounds, staying true to the demo and magnanimous characters.
Kat Hartmann: Motocade has been playing together, with the same band line-up, since 2003. How did you first come together and what is the secret of your longevity?
Eden Mulholland: I originally though up starting the band so I could hear all my electronic songs played with real instruments. Then the music could have an evolution beyond what I initially dreamed up. The goal was to be as tight as humanly possible to the point of being pretty anal - we spent a crazy amount of time in dark smelly practice cubicles painstakingly rehearsing over and over. The way to stay together as a band is to give each other space and time to live life outside what we do as a group. It all adds up to getting on pretty well most of the time.
KH: You released two EPs before taking the LP plunge, any particular reason for the short-short-long release pattern?
EM: Releasing in that pattern was accidental I think. We initially just recorded our best seven songs. The following EP, it kind of made sense to do another seven as we were not quite ready for full length; the sound was still evolving. I guess we just needed more time to get comfortable with launching what we considered the fully developed Motocade sound. More...