Interview: Milky Chance On “Joyful” Aussie Festival Crowds
German duo Milky Chance have just finished up a whirlwind Australian festival tour including stops at Field Day, Falls Festival, Southbound and their own headlining sideshows and amidst all the action they kindly took some time out to sit down with Music Feeds to discuss synchronised festival dancing, their jazz band origins and bringing their school friends along for the ride.
“The festival crowd was really, really joyful and happy and dancing around. They just let themselves go and enjoy the show. It was really cool,” explains singer Clemens Rehbein. “We had crazy dancing experience at Byron Bay where everyone was doing the same shuffle-dance at the same time. We’ve never had this before, that was cool.”
On top of Milky Chance’s on stage performances, audiences have been gushing over their collaborators, namely their harmonica-wielding school-mate Antonio who they’ve brought on tour and 17 year old singer Paulina Eisenberg who features on their latest track Unknown Song.
“We’ve got so many friends doing music, [they’re] very talented in singing or playing instruments,” explains Rehbein. “So from time to time we ask them to do something with us, to support them.”