Interview

Motocade

Motocade

Monday 9th August, 2010 1:07PM

Motocade have just released their debut album and are hitting the road on a nationwide tour, so we catch up with bassist Scott Sutherland


Been around since?
We formed in 2005.

Current line up?
Eden Mulholland (Lead vocals, guitar), Will Mulholland (drums, vocals), Scott Sutherland (bass, keys), Geordie McCallum (Guitar).

Where are you based?
Auckland

Musical history?
Our influences are the usual things - Feelings, memories, people – that kind of thing. I met Eden shortly after he returned from the UK through an ad I posted on a music store notice board. We met up and he played me some of the demos he had been working on. Shortly after, Eden, Will and I started jamming together. Geordie joined a few months down the track when we came to the realisation that we needed a second guitar player.

What are you listening to at the moment?
Fleet Foxes – amazing modern folk music.

What were you listing to in High School?
Nirvana, Soundgarden, Radiohead, Stone Temple Pilots – lots of early 90’s grunge!

What is your writing/recording process?
Eden puts together demos of the songs and then brings them to the band where we generally nut out the arrangement of the song together.

You’ve got a new album out – tell us about it – where was it recorded, by who, did it all go as planned, any interesting or special techniques, did you enjoy the process?

The album was recorded at The Lab in Mt Eden and at Roundhead Studio in Newton. The recording sessions took place at various times over a number of months. Eden and Will’s brother Jol produced the album which made for a pretty stress free experience as he knew the music inside and out and knew what we were aiming for with the record in terms of the production values.

If you could have any original vinyl release in the world what would it be?
Led Zeppelin II

Of all the instruments you own, or have owned, what is your favourite?
My late 1980's US Fender Jazz Bass

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learnt musically in the last year?
That Jazz is hard! (I’m currently studying it at University)

What has been your favourite show to date?
San Francisco Bathhouse in Wellington with Pluto – awesome atmosphere, great Wellington crowd, and we played a really good show.

If you could share the stage with anyone (band or person) who would it be?
Radiohead

The future holds...?
We will be touring throughout New Zealand later this month and July throughout the country, then we hope to head to Australia to play some shows later in the year.




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