Interview: They Might Be Giants “Having A Mini-Pixies Moment”

For the first time since 2001, ‘The greatest band you’ve never seen’ They Might Be Giants brought their 16-album-strong back catalogue to Australian shores. It was clearly a well-timed move given how quickly the ‘sold-out’ sign hit some of those gigs. Having just rocked Melbourne, with intentions to rock Sydney that night, the band stopped by Music Feeds Studio for a jam and a chat.

No doubt you’ve caught their two live-streamed performances of Cloisonné and Birdhouse In Your Soul, now it’s time to talk shop. The band seem pretty stoked to be back in town, in their words, explaining how they are way more popular this time, putting it down to simple supply and demand. We chat a bit about how it feels for the dudes to be selling out shows on the other side of the planet after a decade-long absence.

For a handful of their headlining shows, TMBG will be performing their seminal 1990 album Flood. They explain to us why that record resonated so profoundly with the people of the time, and whether or not it had anything to do with the fact that I was born that year. The back catalogue that leaves you short of breath is just scrolling through, and the band explain how they sift through it all to piece together a set list.

Groovin The Moo is what brought em here and they seem eager to explore the regional regions of our country, though by the sound of things, regional shows haven’t been so kind to them in the past. Check out the interview for more.

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