Sons of Rico
Sons of Rico from Perth infuse their smart pop sensibilities with elements of proud rock piggery and acrobatic vocal melodies.
Interview: 23 August 2010
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your songs?
Our music is quite varied but there seems to be a common ground across the scope. Every song has had its own process and history. Some came together in a matter of days - even hours, and some have been lying dormant for years. Deciding which songs to actually finish is always a big deal because so much attention to detail is required, so if a song idea doesn't feel right early on it's probably not worth pursuing. The great thing about how these songs come together is that they're all written and recorded straight onto the computer where they can be chopped, changed, previewed all at the click of a mouse!
Tell us what we should expect at a Sons of Rico live show.
Somehow an awful lot of tambourine made its way from the studio to the stage, but if you listen hard enough you'll also be able to hear plenty of guitar solos and sweet sweet harmonies. That's all a band needs to do live yeah? Punters can currently expect a set that peaks and troughs (much like our new album does) through moments of rock piggery for the guys and more sexual numbers for the girls…or vice versa of course.
What were you all doing before starting the band?
Every one of us have been kicking around in bands for some time now. In fact each of the fellas but me (Alex) are currently playing in other bands - such is the way in this melting pot of Perth!
What’s coming up in the future?
The release of our first full length (titled "Reactions") is going to keep us busy for a while - there's talk of a trip or two over east early next year. We just want to get out and kick it hard for crew all over the shop! Oh and I guess we gotta think about album number 2 further down the track…
Australian music is?
Thriving after over fifty years of genius thanks to Johnny O'Keefe, Billy Thorpe, AC/DC, Midnight Oil, Regurgitator, Silverchair and so many many more. We all listen to everything from rock to hip-hop to electronica, so it's refreshing and inspiring that we soak up new Australian music everyday.