INTERVIEW: Miami Horror

I recently got to catch up with Miami Horror, one of Australia’s biggest electro-pop bands around!

On The Tune: You guys are currently getting ready to head out on the Summersun Tour before you head off to Los Angeles. This must be a pretty exciting time for you guys. Why did you pick L.A.?

Miami Horror: Well it was between NY and LA, we felt LA was better because we like a little bit of space and having the ability to step out into nature if we need. The houses are bigger and we feel it’s the right atmosphere for creation.

OTT: I get the feeling these last shows over here seem to close an era, especially here in Australia. Are you guys going to tour Illumination extensively overseas now that it’s getting released there, or will it be straight into new material?

MH: The international tour is pretty comprehensive however we’ve already done America twice in the last year and are off to Europe in May and also September… So I think hopefully from July onwards we’ll have a lot of time off to start new material.

OTT: Will we see new tracks to move in a different direction to the stuff on Illumination? What can fans expect from new material?

MH: We haven’t really had the chance to think about direction yet, currently what we’re listening to is quite different to MH, so we need some time to work out how we can work in our new direction without loosing the MH sound that people would expect.

OTT: It definitely sounds like you guys are getting great reactions from overseas crowds to your current material. Where have you enjoyed playing the most? Any places that have absolutely wild crowds?

MH: Chile and Rio were probably our biggest most interesting crowds, it was a great feeling to sell out some pretty reasonable sized shows in the US as we weren’t really expecting it.

OTT: Lots of bands dream of playing South By South West over in Texas, you guys got to actually go over this year. How do you guys feel your shows went? Being one of the biggest showcases in the world was it a fairly hectic experience?

MH: SXSW is always pretty hectic, its hard work to find the good music because there’s just so much in general, all of our showcases were completely packed and went really well. Its a great opportunity to play to the industry and can bring many new opportunities.

OTT: Thanks for the chat, and congratulations on an incredibly successful 2010 guys! Good luck on the tour!

MH: Thanks!


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