Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Hard to Miss Such Trail-Blazing Talent

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Hard to Miss Such Trail-Blazing Talent

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EMERGE's Calen Le Couteur recently sat down with Walter, Isaac and Angelo from Brisbane's Mecha Mecha, to talk about their sophomore EP, Blink and You'll Miss It.

C: How did Mecha Mecha first form?

W: I started it as a covers band in 2014 just to get our playing together, we played some Credence Clearwater Revival, The Eagles and a bit of Nirvana.

C: How did you land on the band name Mecha Mecha?

W: It's purely practical in the sense that its aesthetic, and you're saying it twice. So every time you say it you're advertising it twice basically. It's colloquial for something that's chaotic or out of place which I really like.

C: Who are some of your influences as a band?

W: For us it's Muse, Radiohead, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Tool, Nirvana, Jeff Buckley, Royal Blood recently and a little bit of The Wombats.

I: The Strokes

A: Some less obvious ones would be Rage Against The Machine and Primus.

C: Can you tell us about your recently released single, Your Choice?

W: Your Choice is nice because every previous member we've had in the band has left their mark on it, so it's kind of the culmination of the best of the previous members. Then Isaac added the final touches to it before we recorded it and it's the best it's ever sounded. Every time we've gotten someone to work on it, the song has just gotten better. It was a really simple song that I wrote in about 30 minutes with a guitar, then 10 minutes at a rehearsal it was ready to go.

I: It's actually changed names a couple of times as well, it used to be called Bull By The Horns.

W: But we don't actually say that in the song so we were told to change it for marketing reasons (laughs).

C: On July 27, you guys will be launching the EP at The Black Bear Lodge, what can we expect from that gig?

W: Really good quality music, we are trying to think of a way we can make it more exotic. …

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