The Warlocks Australian Tour
Hey you little psych biscuits!
One of the best albums I’ve heard this year is Heavy Deavy Skull Lover by The Warlocks. In fact, it’s hands down my favourite album so far, and this has been an awesome year. In fact, one of the reasons I started this blog is to do the obligitory Top 10/20/50/100 end of year list, just because this year I finally feel I could fill out one of these lists.
So in October, The Warlocks are making the trip down to Australia to play a select few dates with some select few bands, and Bobby Hecksher was rad enough to do an interview with us.
Bobby Hecksher: Great. It’s been really positive and fun. Sans a few colds passing around.
BH: Well we don’t play the whole thing. It would be difficult with all the keyboards and interludes and stuff. We play a few songs off of it and stuff from all the records. The set feels really raw and powerful.
BH: The response has been great. It’s an experimental fractured record so its more like an art piece.
BH: I’ve been working on themes like this for about two years now. I am very interested in this – I like to say fractured chord changes and structures. The weird thing about Heavy Deavy Skull Lover is that it was recorded in one weekend. It makes it more amazing if you put it in that context.
BH: Layered guitars and I’m really into bi-amping. That basically means routing the guitars so that they play in unison through two amps and each amp is treated differently and recorded in separate rooms. All my players quit so that’s just me playing everything.
BH: Disjointed fractured art piece about greed, lust, jealously and what that does to people. It’s also about David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, a death and rattlesnake…
BH: Positive energy. Sounds hokey but we’ve been plagued by dark clouds too long. They have since left and now everything is really fun and electric.
BH: Wolfmother, AC/DC. Morning After Girls, The Black Ryder. I’m sure there are a lot more but off the top of my head but that’s all I can think of at the moment.
BH: Raw and powerful. Well, on good a night.
LNaP: What will you be doing after you finish this interview?
BH: Coffee and more emails!
Tue 14th October: Sydney @ Spectrum
Fri 17th October: Melbourne @ Ding Dong
Thu 23rd October: Adelaide @ The Gov
Sun 26th October: Perth @ Metropolis Fremantle
Buy tickets from the venues and do yourself a favour and buy the album here.