Interview: Cut Copy at Splendour in the Grass 2011

MFTV headed up to Splendour In The Grass at Woodfordia this year to check out some of the biggest bands we’ve ever seen share a lineup – Coldplay, Kanye, Gomez, Regina Spektor, Mogwai, The Mars Volta, Devendra Banhart and countless others that can’t really fit in this intro paragraph.

Among many other awesome big names, the Music Feeds crew were lucky enough to chat to Melbourne-based pop-electro pioneers and legends Cut Copy backstage. Triple J host Brendan Maclean chatted to half of the band about production and creating the most recent album, ‘Zonoscope’, which delivers a good dose of retro riffs and dreams of great hits from the past with a schmick sound that feels smooth and sharp.

The band explain that this album was recorded in their own studio set-up which took a bit of the pressure off and allowed them to work with their own schedule. They’re happy to be back in Australia for the first time in a long time around Australian music, which they love – even if it’s not making anyone any money.

After spending heaps of time overseas, Cut Copy have sampled music culture all around the world – they explain how dubstep, the latest “big thing”, is actually manifesting in different ways in different places around the world. They’re not sure what the next big fashionable sound is going to be, either – at least even the professionals are as stumped as we are. Nice boys, Cut Copy. You’d take them home to meet your mum.

Filmed & Edited by : Daniel Taylor
Interview by : Brendan Maclean
Production assistant : Hayley Loader

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