Posted by Danni Le Toullec on March 16, 2010
The Bacardi Express is pulling into Sydney once again on the 27th March and we have two double passes burning a hole in our pocket. Since its debut in 2008, The Bacardi Express has attracted the likes of PNAU, Scribe, Van She, British India and Groove Armada. The train shows no signs of slowing down for 2010.
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Posted by kluster on June 16, 2009
On the back of their international experience Brisbane band Yves Klein Blue take some time out to talk to Kluster about their biggest fan, Curly, the begining and where things are headed, in the wake of the release of their debut album, Rugged & Ecstatic.
Jeff Yiu: Good to see you guys again and welcome back to our humble shores… You’ve been doing a lot with the new record, and it’s due to be released soon, but let’s start with some background on the band. Can you tell us a little bit about your early music influences?
Michael Tomlinson: To start from the beginning, the first CD that I bought was Limp Bizkit – then I started listening to rap music. My favorite record was Dr Dre’s The Chronic. Then I started to listen to a lot of bands like Nofx, Pennywise… I went to the Warp Tour. That was when I was playing in a punk band and mainly played Blink 182 covers. When that band broke up, I started in another band playing Nirvana covers, so we thought it was a good idea to get another guitarist. I didn’t know Charles then but (I) knew he took guitar lessons and I asked him what music he liked. He said Led Zeppelin – which is how we got together. We were once paid $100 to play at a birthday party, which was our crowning achievement.
JY: How did the band come together?
MT: Charles and I wrote songs for a year from being in a band previously, a year-and-a-half before we met Sean and Chris – which was the second year of uni. I’d met Chris in 2006 and Sean was in Charles’ music class. At that stage, it was near the end of school, we started to play a lot together; just jamming and getting into the Velvet Underground and the Doors.
JY: It’s interesting to learn what kind of music you were listening to before the band was established…
Sean Cook: Yeah, I was really big into Nirvana, and other more well known bands like Zeppelin, but when I first came into the band I really liked Elvis Costello. The first time I met Michael and Chris, I was thinking, “I am going to drop Elvis Costello into our talks; that is a good idea”. I thought, “they will be impressed and vibe it too”. Evidently they didn’t think it was as cool as I had imagined but they really needed a bass player so it was all okay and we had a laugh about it later.
Chris Banham: I didn’t really have phases, these guys all had different music phases during high school but I never really got into music. I knew of my dad’s music collection and he had a lot of records like The Beatles. I listened to them a lot and I really liked them. I suppose I was also into whatever phases else everyone was into. Like Blink 182 etcetera, but by the time I left high school, I started to get more into music. More...