Q&A Scene: Voltaire Twins

Q&A by Tegan Voltaire

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
We just released Long Weekend, its the first single from our debut album Milky Waves. We relocated to Victoria to write this album and we locked ourselves away in a synth cave for all of 2014 and now we have itchy feet and are ready to hit the road.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
It’s sweet like a pretty pink birthday cake, but it’s a bit nasty because someone mashed their cigarette into it.

Which song resonates most strongly and why?

We relocated to Victoria to write this album and we locked ourselves away in a synth cave for all of 2014 and now we have itchy feet and are ready to hit the road.

The single Long Weekend is inspired by the intense and unreasonable side we all have inside us. The wild thoughts that cross your mind when you’re really jealous or nervous or paranoid. Long Weekend rolls them into one, it’s our less desirable but very real selves, even if it only emerges for a moment.

Any on the road anecdotes?
We drove to Sydney from Melbourne a while back and during the night our drummer Jack started talking and gesturing in his sleep, smoking an imaginary durry and insisting that an imaginary bar tender make him a double shot drink.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
We write a lot about people we’ve known over the years. Most songs are inspired by their exploits, stories and adventures. But I suppose we reimagine them to create a story that excites us and we embellish and create from there.

What’s next for you?
Our single launch for Long Weekend is Friday 20 March at Northcote Social Club. We’ll be giving away the single plus a rad Luke Million remix on the door. We kick off a tour to Sydney and Brisbane soon after and then back to Melbourne for more surprises throughout the year!

What’s your scene?
Deep 70s disco, wonky synths, shady lyrics, fairy lights and cheap wine.

About the Voltaire Twins

Former West-Coast synth wizards Voltaire Twins are sliding into 2015 with a new set of tunes from their upcoming debut album.

After a several years of straight touring, including tours supporting Born Ruffians and San Cisco, the brother/sister-led trio spent last year squirrelled away in a glittery synth cave in the heart of Melbourne, writing and recording their first ever LP. The result is a deep, cosmic thickshake of 70s disco, 80s pop and 90s beats.

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