Australian indie-rockers , relocated to the UK , Meet – Animal House

Today we meet- Animal House. Their tour has just ended and I’m sure they are taking a much deserved break from promoting their EP “Sorry”. So this post is for all of you who have just had the opportunity to see Animal House perform and this post is for all of you who have yet to be introduced to this fun, exciting rambunctious group of guys .

Australian indie-rockers Animal House create a raucous, energy-fuelled sound on their EP Sorry, came out on 18th November 2016.

Having already received critical acclaim for their last single English Girls, Animal House’s new EP is filled with witty lyrical storytelling, racing riffs and infectious choruses. With its undeniably catchy, high-energy garage-infused sound, reminiscent of the likes of The Strokes and The Raconteurs, Sorry oozes a welcome tongue-in-cheek attitude.
Australian indie-rockers Animal House create a raucous, energy-fuelled sound on their upcoming EP Sorry, out on 18th November 2016.

Having already received critical acclaim for their last single English Girls, Animal House’s new EP is filled with witty lyrical storytelling, racing riffs and infectious choruses. With its undeniably catchy, high-energy garage-infused sound, reminiscent of the likes of The Strokes and The Raconteurs, Sorry oozes a welcome tongue-in-cheek attitude.

Meet – Animal House

1) For those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to start a band?
We met at uni back in Brisbane, Australia, and formed a cover band and played at 21st and 50th parties for free booze. We slowly started writing our own music and eventually decided to move to the UK together and started Animal House.


2) Who would you list as your musical influences?

In terms of bands, early Strokes, Kings of Leon and more recently The Growlers and Fidlar gave us a general music direction; two guitars, bass and drums playing upbeat, duelling guitars, driving bass and straight beats form the basis for our sound.


3) What’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?

Uprooting and moving to the UK in the first place was massive for us. Getting artist visas to do so was massively stressful and hugely rewarding. Not exactly cool though. We’re definitely not cool. Touring in Europe last year was probably the coolest thing.

4) What are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years?
We’re hoping the fella from the Home Office who stamped our visas doesn’t realise his obvious mistake in letting us in and revoke our resident status in the UK. On top of that we want to release as much music and tour as much as possible.


5) What are some of your favourite albums from the past few years?

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – I’m in Your Mind Fuzz
Teleman – Brilliant Sanity
Dune Rats – Dune Rats
Haitus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon
Demob Happy – Dream Soda

6) Do you see any real use for social media, or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?

Both. Social Media is awesome when it’s used well and just awful when done badly. We haven’t done it particularly well to date but recognise its importance and obvious potential in connecting to fans in a personal way that you literally never could before. We’ll get it going again with the release of this EP and hopefully we can give it a good kick up the behind from there.

7) Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off?
We’re not too precious about our music. We welcome, nay encourage, criticism. Most reviews of most music is just a bunch of nice waffle fed to them by whatever so it’s nice to see a bit of harshness sometimes. Ben Folds reviews our last single, English Girls, in a roundtable session on BBC 6 Music. It was great because all of the comments he gave was stuff we’d already thought and were areas we wanted to improve upon, so it was quite affirming.


8) If you could tour anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?

Europe is awesome to tour in. They treat you so well. I’d love to go tour all through Asia though because I hardly ever hear of small-to-medium bands doing that.


9) Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life?

Music is impossible to live without, and that is impossible to explain. Our music is probably possible to live without, but we can’t live without playing it so… hope you like it.


10) Any last thoughts for your fans?

We’d love to have more of you.
Thanks!


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From Pittsburgh, now in Florida, Cool Canadian artist wife , 4 great kids and two granddaughters!! I'm a lucky guy!

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