Date Published: Tuesday, 15 September 09
| Author: Amelia Heffernan
| 3 years, 8 months ago
Third time's a charm and Melbourne band KISSCHASY is no exception to the rule. With their third album Seizures set to storm on Friday August 21 and a tour starting in September, the band has definitely got something to be thrilled about. "It's always exciting to get another album ready to go and be able to get it out to everyone and see what they think of it," bass player Joel Vanderuit explains. "So yeah, it's really exciting and we're really looking forward to it."
The band travelled to the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles, to record Seizures, where they had the opportunity to work with producer Rob Schnapf. "He's an amazing producer in the way that he makes you feel in the studio," Joel says. "He makes you feel really relaxed and [there's] no pressure." Rob Schnapf is well known for his work with rockin' artists like Beck, The Vines and Powderfinger, so Kisschasy were stoked at the chance to work with him. "At the start it was really nerve-wracking, because he's done so many great albums and we're just this little shitty band from Melbourne."
With their album recorded and set for release, the next step is their Australian tour, kicking off Friday September 25 in Fortitude Valley, Queensland. For Joel, this is the most exciting part of the process. "Playing the songs off a new record live is always the highlight for me," he says. With a whole new 11 songs to play on stage, it's no wonder! The album itself is diverse, with tracks ranging from Generation Why, dubbed 'the ode to whingers,' to Strawberry Jam, which Joel says is his favourite song off the album. "It's a song about laughing at people who pretend to be your mates along the way," he explains.
If you haven't seen the video for the leading track Generation Why, the band are playing in a blue room which, towards the end of the song, gets splashed with red paint. Joel says it's not as fun as it looks. "We did the paint at the end of the day. We did like five or six takes of that. That was kinda fun. It was kinda scary 'cause it was coming out of this giant cannon thing. It's a lot more work than I think people realise." Well, not everyone likes getting red paint splashed on them through their TV.
What's in the near future for the band? Joel says he's not too sure, but they do know what they'd like to be doing. "We'd love to be able to take this and share it to other countries and spend the rest of the year that we're not touring in Australia touring Europe or the States full time and more successfully," Joel explains. "So that's the next big step, after making sure that this album gets shown here."
Kisschasy and Regular John play the ANU Bar on Sunday October 4. Tickets through Ticketek.