The Psych Rock scene is growing and really thriving in Australia and we have bands like Magic America to thank for that. The 4 piece Melbourne just released their self titled E.P and kick off their tour this weekend, We had a chat to Andrew from Magic America prior to their Gold Coast this Sunday at Sounds Of Sunday.
Tell us about you guys, how do you know each other, when did you start playing music?
Matty and I are brothers. Back in the day Matty and Ben (our drummer) starting jamming in the back room at our place. One day I was trying to watch TV but with all the noise it used to drive me mental, If you can't beat them, join them, so I did. Pat was another school mate of Matt and Ben's so he jumped on board later down the track.
You've got your self titled E.P out, which is exciting. how did the release go for that?
It's been good so far, a lot of random people giving us positive feedback. Which is nice. Looking forward to touring it.
Were you listening to any records in particular when creating the E.P?
Not really, I think the EP is a blend of all the bands that have influenced us over the time. (Primal Scream, Dandy Warhols, Oasis)
So you're heading on your tour which kicks off in Brissy, getting keen?
Shit yeh. It is the best thing about playing in a band. You live like an animal, you're exhausted, and usually wear the same clothes for days but it is worth it.
We're pretty keen to see you guys on Sunday, have you played a show on the Gold Coast before?
Nah first time. Can't wait to get to the beach, drink some XXXX scooners and play some music.
I’ve got some fast 5 questions now.....
What's the best gig you've ever been to?
Meredith Music festival a few years ago. (Primal Scream, Spritualised, POND, Tame Impala)
What's your dream merch item?
Oasis reunion tour T-shirt
What would be your dream collaboration?
John Lennon or Paul McCartney ?
If you had to choose your last ever meal, what would it be?
You can catch Magic America on their E.P tour kicking off this weekend or you can grab their E.P via their Bandcamp.
Sep 26th: The Bearded Lady, Brisbane
Sep 27th: Sounds Of Sunday, Gold Coast
Oct 2nd: Baha’s Taco Joint, Rye
Oct 9th: The Curtin Bandroom, Melbourne (with White Bleaches)
Oct 16th: Lazy Bones, Marrickville
Oct 17th: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney