Outlaws Nation Joint Interview: An Interview with CHILD
Blueside – December 2, 2016 Vinyl / CD / DD
Kozmik Artifactz / Bilocation Records
It’s been a while since Matthew over at Taste Nation LLC and myself participated with a joint interview. We decided to interview rising Aussie Hard Rock/Blues/Stoner Rock Trio – CHILD.
CHILD first burst onto the scene in 2014 with their celebrated and acclaimed self titled debut album. It won a wide range of praise from fans and critics alike. CHILD have just released their incredible new album – Blueside – which has seen their reputation enhanced further.
CHILD play a soulful kind of Blues/Stoner Rock with a lot of room for heavy riffs amongst the tender moments. CHILD have kindly agreed to doing this interview. So lets get started.
OOTS – Outlaws Of The Sun
TN – Taste Nation
OOTS – Hi guys. Thanks for doing this joint interview with myself and Matthew from Taste Nation. How things with you all today.
Very well! Looking forward to talking with you
TN – There seems have been a lot of albums released this past year (2016) that are rock albums with various levels of blues mixed in. On the contrary, you fine gents have produced a stellar BLUES ROCK album!! That said, where/who are your sources of influence?
In our case influence comes from anywhere that turns us on. Apart from the obvious, we draw a lot of good feelings from late 60’s early 70’s Australian Music. Acts Like Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs, Masters Apprentices, Coloured Balls and Chain to name a few.
OOTS – Congrats on your excellent new album. What can people expect from the album.
We tried to be as honest as we could with this record. We hope it gets listened to and felt as opposed to just being heard.
TN – The progression from your debut to “Blueside” is pretty significant. Was your approach to this album different?
For this record we took more time to utilize pre-production and played the songs live as much as we could before recording them.
OOTS – It seems you guys have came out of nowhere over the last few years and created quite an impact within the Stoner Rock community Has it surprised you the way people have enjoyed your music and the Stoner Rock community in general.
We are really happy people are enjoying what we do. We like the idea of appealing to whoever feels it. Can’t thank all the supporters enough.
TN – What comes first, lyrics or music?
Whichever feels right at the time.
OOTS – What is the songwriting dynamic within the band. Is it a group collective or is it down to one individual.
Some songs come from preconceived and others come from jams. No song is completed without the whole input of each member of Child. It has always worked out best for us when we play and write as a unit.
TN – “Blueside” is garnering quite a bit of positive praise among the Independent / Underground community. Has this bled into any commercial attention like radio airplay?
There has been a great show of affection for ‘Blueside’ so far but no commercial attention that we know of as yet.
OOTS – Has touring Australia on a regular basis helped you prepare physically and mentally to do a more grueling tour abroad. And will you be touring Europe anytime soon.
It definitely has because Australia and Indonesia aren’t the easiest places tour. By the time we got Europe at the end of 2015. We had developed a good enough work ethic to tour at length without too much problem. We are looking to get back to Europe in mid 2017.
OOTS – The album is being released on Kozmik Artifactz again. How did you hook up with them. Did you have any other offers to release your album.
Kozmik Artifactz produce top notch releases and we had no reservations working with them again.
TN – Why did you call the album “Blueside”. Any specific meaning to you as a group.
It’s a combination of words that we used to describe the mood of the record.
OOTS/TN – Well guys thanks for doing this interview. Much appreciated. All the best with your new album and future endeavours Hopefully we will see you both in concert if your ever near our respective home–towns in the United States and United Kingdom. Do you have anything else you wanted to say to your fans.
Thanks to all of you for the support. Cant wait to get back to Europe and over to the states to play for you.
Words by Steve Howe, Matthew Thomas and CHILD
Thanks to CHILD for doing this interview. Blueside is available to buy now on CD/DD/Vinyl from Kozmik Artifactz.
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