Tell us about your new EP ‘Neuromancer’?
We conceived it as a soundtrack to an imaginary world in its dying phase. A solitary walk through collapsed buildings and empty streets. Heaps of synth and heaps of sci-fi. It was recorded with genius John Lee at Phaedra studios.
What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
Our video clip, for Salt Water. It was the most fun thing to create as a band. We assembled about 20 of our mates in a quiet beach town, pumped them full of champagne and let them loose on the beach on camera. The result was really quite disgusting and we don’t really know what to think about some of those people anymore.
Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
We were in Ocean Grove recording the Salt Water video. We were staying in a nice house on the Beach, parents asleep up the hall. Three of the cast members were in the bathroom, blasting loud music. Eventually we went in to investigate/tell them to shut the fuck up. We found them urinating on each other in the bath.
What, or who, inspires you?
David Lynch, Brett Easton Ellis, Kylie Minogue. Bad pop-music and dirty movies.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
‘Tender is the Night,’ by the Triffids. It’s so much more than a great pop-song, it’s like a poem or something. We’ve recorded a cover which might appear on the album we’ll be releasing next year,
What’s next for you?
We’re playing a residency at the front bar of the Tote every Thursday in November. In the meantime we’re recording an album with Lindsay Gravina who’s worked with some of our heroes like Rowland S Howard, HTRK (and Jet…), so we’re super excited about that.
What’s your scene?
Oh fuck, we don’t really have one. Some of our besties to play with recently have been Electric Toothbrush and Messy Mammals. Honestly can’t recommend them enough.
‘Salt Water’, their second single of 2018 was included in The Ripe’s ‘Best Singles of 2018’.
with support from Activities of Daily Living, Rent Boy
with support from Synthetics, Infraghosts
with support from Electric Toothbrush, James Seedy
with support from Poppongene, Gun Ctrl
with support from Premium Fantasy, Dark Water
01 No Television
02 Salt Water
04 ’Til We Meet Again
05 Give Me A Reason
Ms.45 released their ‘Neuromancer’ EP independently on Friday 26th October 2018.