Perth’s hard-hitting riff rock band, Vida Cain, have just unleashed their debut album, The Rule of Gravity. To celebrate the release, we caught up with the boys for a little Q&A session.
How did you get your start in the music industry?
I first started playing drums when I was 16 and joined a band straight away. We did some home recordings and were lucky enough to gain some interest from a manager before we had even played a gig. Our manager got us on a late support slot at an all ages gig in Leederville, Perth and that’s where it all began.
Best part of what you do?
Playing live. Recording is all well and good but it’s the live performances that really do it for me. When people start singing and dancing to YOUR songs that YOU helped write, it’s a pretty good feeling.
And the worst part?
I’m sure I’m not alone when I say setting and packing up. Particularly being a drummer.
Any interesting experiences you can share?
Breaking down between Broome and Port Headland while touring the North West was pretty interesting. It was about 45 degrees and I had to hitch a lift to the nearest petrol station (250km away) to try get some coolant. When I got there, I was informed that they didn’t stock coolant. I then had to try and get a lift back to the van which still wasn’t running. It was a pretty terrible tour, not going to lie.
Favourite album of all time and why?
I’ve probably listened to Dookie by Green Day more than any other album. Themata by Karnivool has also had pretty high rotation in my car stereo since it came out.
Best live performance that you’ve ever seen?
While I can’t say that I was actually there, Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads is an amazing live show. I wasn’t really in to Talking Heads before my uncle introduced me to that concert, now they’re one of my favourite bands.
Favourite bars/clubs/pubs to hang out in?
Anywhere where you can grab a beer and sit outside without having thumping dance music destroy your soul.
Take us through a typical day in the life of Vida Cain.
Wake up as late as possible, go to work, go to a rehearsal/gig, go to bed, wash, rinse, repeat.
Any news or final comments?
Keep up to date with all things Vida Cain by heading to www.facebook.com/vidacain and smashing that like button.
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