Gypsy and the Cat
Gypsy and the Cat began writing together in August 2008 and have put together an albums worth of material. Their influences range from all genres and great artists from Air to Fleetwood Mac to Bach.
Interview: 8 February 2010
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your sound?
Our paths just crossed as Melbourne DJ’s. We started sharing musical ideas and that began a fascination with production. After that came some average techno before we used our varied music references to find the Gypsy sound and started writing songs instead of loops. Our idols include Jeff Buckley, Bach, The Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel and Air to name a minute few. We think it is difficult to pin point our sound and we would like to think we incorporate many genres, but I guess some would say our music is a branch of electronic soft rock.
You’ve been getting a bit of overseas attention – how did that come about?
I hope it just comes down to people reacting to our music. It’s incredible to see how fast conversation moves. Our tracks just went up on myspace and then a bunch of blogs like neon gold started writing about the music. It seems to have spread out from there.
Are you playing live? What’s the set-up?
Gypsy & the Cat definitely started in the studio. We wrote and performed and produced the album up front. We know that was back to front for most bands but it suited us to go that way. We are just now about to rehearse up a live show. It will start out simple with guitar, bass, drums, synths and lots of vocals, but if it goes well that might grow to much larger band of great players in the future.
What’s coming up in the future?
Next up for us is the live show. Getting that ready. And we head to London soon to finish the mix on the album. The first single ‘Jona Vark’ come out in the UK through Young and Lost in April and the album will be out mid way through 2010 we hope.
Australian music is?
Brilliant. Synth by synth taking over the world?