theaussieword is proud to present Caviare Days in this very special exclusive interview for theaussieword.com!
What can you tell our readers about you? How and where did it all begin?
Before Caviare Days, we were all sort of spread out. The band members Timmy, Boris, and Marcus were all studying music. We (Maja and Lina) where studying and working regular jobs. Being sisters with a guitar playing dad and music being the center of everything in our childhood, we naturally got engaged with music very early growing up. It took a while to find the right band members, but to have found these fantastic musicians, that only a year ago became the actual band, is extraordinary, we are so lucky and happy to have them being a part of the team we feel Caviare Days is worthy of.
Growing up as kid in the nineties, there were of course plenty of musical genres to dig into. Other than the contemporary artists at the time, we always had access to mum and dad’s record collection, which got us into listening to the Kinks, the Animals, the Who, Jethro Tull, 10cc, Kansas, Chicago, Joni Mitchell, Diana Krall, Eurytmics, ABBA, Queen, and of course the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Being 15 and 18 years old, we listened almost entirely to Led Zeppelin, the Doors, and the Rolling Stones’ single collection: <!–[if gte vml 1]>
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Who motivates or influences your quest to make great music?
I guess it’s an inner urge. All of us in the band has something in us that needs to get out, that needs to be expressed. Along the road we found that music was the medium that opened our minds the most, it became our weapon of choice.
Do you have any planned tours coming up?
We have some interesting gigs coming up around Europe this fall. But our main focus has been on writing new material for the next album, finding out what we want to express with it and crafting sounds.
What are some of your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
To leave an impression. We all know what it feels like to find a new favourite band or listening to a beautiful album; we aim to be that band/make that album. Creating an album is like raising a baby, you know as a parent what your gut tells you is right and that’s what you have to go with. Once the baby is grown you have let it out in the world and hope it does good.
The warm feeling and security that we’re working on new material. We’ll soon be releasing a new video as well.
Success, what is the secret to it and what has been your biggest career highlight so far?
Success is in the eye of the beholder, therefore the secret varies from person to person and from time to time. Being allowed to keep on creating and mediate music is a big success, doing it full time would be an even greater one. The key to that, for us, is to stay true to our ideas. The release of our album is probably the biggest career highlight so far. The record is something we’ve worked very hard with and loved and hated each other over.
Artists that despite being in a favourable position to make money commercially, uses their time exploring whatever comes up in their minds, like MGMT. On the other hand, it is also inspiring to see how some musicians and producers are able to constantly master the art of always staying one step ahead of the trend and filling the Billboard list, like our Swedish pop wizard Max Martin.
How would you best describe you and your music to your fans?
As most artists, we feel that labels can be something that is constricting. With that said, we’re a psychedelic rock band. We write rock music with influences ranging from the 60’s to the future. On the album, the psychedelia makes its appearance through us being inspired by the late californian 60’s. But that is just one of the colours in our palette, although a major one. Live, psychedelia comes through as exploration. We allow ourselves to explore the depths of each song: lyrics, melodies, chord changes, beats and so on. We encourage that on stage to keep things interesting for ourselves and our listeners.
What can you tell us about your latest album?
The more we try to pin it down, the more untamed it becomes. It’s like some curious cat jumping off a couple of roof-tops in a row. Each song is different from the other, but there is some odd thing that keeps them together. To figure it out, is like trying to explain a smell.
Are there any new exciting projects in the works?
In the beginning of October, we’re releasing a new video to our single Who Deprived You Of Your Smile! Other then that we’re going to spend a few weekends in Berlin to work on some new music with a very dear and special music genius…
We see ourselves thriving in our own cluster of caviarees, and getting paid enough to keep on fishing.
Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists.
Tame Impala, Deep Sea Arcade, Pond, and Iggy Azealia to name a few great ones.
The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye?
The industry is not so much separated to the rest of the world order, which is notably growing more and more greedy, or more extreme in general. It seems to be a shameful imbalance between music as an art form/expression and music as a product, with the latter one dominating the game. At the same time, it’s really exciting to experience this change. It’s like shooting a ball on a soccer field with millions of players and you have less and less control over who gets the ball, but you can be sure than someone will.
Thank you for the interview! What can you leave fans of theaussieword.com with here today?
Focus on the good energy and good things in life. Take care of each other and stay positive. Be an open minded individual. Keep listening to good music!