It was announced earlier this month that Queens Of The Stone Age were entertaining the idea of returning Down Under in 2014, and now Josh Homme himself has put a more specific, though still somewhat vague, date on that, confirming the band will be avoiding the Australian festival season entirely and making their own way to Australia during our autumn.
Just to refresh everyone’s memory, autumn for us spans March to May, meaning we’ll have to wait close to a full year before we can hear …Like Clockwork tunes live. The QOTSA frontman explained to triple j’s Tom and Alex this morning:
“Everybody who knows me knows that Australia is my home away from home. I also think it’s time that we come and tell our own stories, so we’re gonna skip the round of festivals and see you in your fall.”
During the interview Homme spoke openly about the behind-the-scenes decision surrounding their new album …Like Clockwork. As it turns out, he had nothing to do with selecting track My God is The Sun as a single, given that he didn’t want to choose a favourite out of all the new songs:
“The fact of the matter is that we don’t really care what the single is… I’m proud of ’em all and I’m gonna play ’em all. I want to make videos and art and focus on anything that’s cool instead of going, ‘Oh, this is a single! Let’s ram this down somebody’s throat!’ I just want to make art and have fun doing it.”
…Like Clockwork arrives Down Under tomorrow, Friday, 31st May, but screw waiting, you can stream the full album right here if you haven’t already. One year to wait until we see it live…
…has it been a year yet?
(Via triple j)