We got to have a chat with Gideon from The Preatures about their current and last tour for the year, secret jam sessions with Mark Ronson and Kevin Parker, new music and more...
Your 'Cruel' National Tour just kicked off in Perth, and you’ve had a fair few sold out shows, hows the tour been treating you all so far?
We’ve only done a few shows, and all of them have been really great. Sometimes when you start a tour, you kind of take a few shows to get into your stride but we kinda just hit the ground running and the reaction was really good.
This is your last tour for 2015 for the Blue Planet Eyes album, is that a little sad for you guys?
Yeah I guess it is but at the same time I think we’re kinda looking forward to what might come next, and also when you play something over and over every night you just kinda wish for something new, but we’ll defiantly be playing the older songs for some time but it is nice to get back into the studio and to be working on new stuff. Because in some cases its been about 2 years some of those songs have been floating around for .
I also saw the vinyl for Blue Planet Eyes and it’s amazing, it's kinda Tie Dye themed, who's idea was that?
I think that was Tom's idea actually, he saw some ideas of some vinyls that he liked and really wanted to get that tie dye look and yeah it looks really good.
You guys did the Groovin The Moo tour, Vivid Live, toured Overseas for quite some time, how did all the shows go and how did you build that much stamina?
Yeah well we’re really fortunate that this is what we do, for us we just find the energy somewhere and know you’ve got a job to do, and there's people out there who have waited some time to see you play so we just do our best.
Was there a huge difference in the crowds say at the grooving the moo shows compared to Europe crowds? Are we more rowdy?
There was a big difference, I mean crowds in Europe we're relatively new where as in Australia we’ve been around for some time through triple j unearthed, but a lot of people over there would just be hearing it for the first time, like tracks off our first e.p, but the reception has been really great. It’s kinda like you’ve got the chance to start again, you can be whoever you want to be when you go overseas because people don't know that much of you yet.
Have you played any crazy venues or come across fans that have made you go 'what the fuck'?
Yeah well we played the Opera House which was pretty crazy so everyone was kinda like 'wow what are we doing here', but following that we did a show a few weeks ago in an art gallery and that was kinda weird again. Also in England we played a lot of old churches, a stone cottage that had been converted into a venue, it looked like it was from back in the 1800’s. It had this really old Bavarian style, you have to learn how to cater for the environment that you play in and play into the space.
So now that you’re finishing up touring for 2015 I'm assuming you're heading back into the studio? Have you been writing much whilst touring?
Yeah we have, we have added a few new songs into the set, which we’re trying out and it's all pretty exciting. We all came back to Australia and needed some time out, just doing everyday stuff that we haven’t had time to do being away so much, once we’re back into the right head space we’ll jump back into the studio. We want to stay put for a little while in Australia to write and record and see what comes about.
I was lurking on Facebook and saw you guys jamming with Mark Ronson, and the boys from Tame Impala and Pond, what happened there?
Mark was in town for his side shows after Splendour with Kevin and the Pond guys supporting, so we were all at a bar and it was the simple case of the bar closing and everyone wanting to continue on and our studio was just down the road, so they all just came down and hung out. It’s nice to be able to do that, there were plenty of things that were recorded we’ll just have to see what happens with them.
At Rabbit Radio we source out new and upcoming artists in Australia, are there any muso's you’re loving at the moment?
I really like this band called Koi Child, they are from Perth. It’s kinda like a hip hop type of vibe, it’s really different from what I’ve heard before, definitely recommend checking it out.