Awesome new song guys, was there a surfing inspiration behind it (like waves Washing over me?)
We couldn't fit " can you feel the close out set washing over me" so we settled for "Can you feel the Sun..."
On a more serious note surfing is a huge inspiration in general and a great way to open the mind before or after a day in studio. The lyrics of this song are almost a cry for help after spending most of the summer hidden in the studio longing to stretch out on the beach.
This is your Summer 2012/2013 anthem. Tell us about the song itself? Musically who was involved and how did it tale shape?
The planets aligned and we somehow managed to meet up with Steve Sparrow from the UK rock band Morning Parade in March as we where on our way back from Miami and they had popped into Amsterdam for a show on a random thursday. It was like a surf mission called hours before it was about to go down, then it was off, then it was on and all of a sudden we all ended up in the historic Wisseloord studio (where Def Leopard, Snoop dog etc have recorded in the past!) and the session was on! Steve had had laryngitis and been on tour for 30 days nonstop, but all that did was make him sound even better. He knocked the vocal out the park and the rest as they say is history!
The animation is insane - who did it and tell us about the creative process there?
This time around Matt Torode (formerly of Fuzi Gish!) picked up where Mike Scott left off with his massively successful video for We come together with another installment in Goldfish man's trials and tribulations. Creatively we basically get together with the animator and jam the craziest idea's we can all come up with and then let them run with it. The basic premise was Goldfish man traveling through time influencing the coarse of history with a series of accidents. We love animated video's as anything is possible!
What are your guys plans for the Summer?
We are heading over to Ibiza again for some crazy gigs all over Europe. The highlight will probably be our own festival in Amsterdam called Goldfish Outdoor which sold out 2 months ago, it's based on the general idea of Kirstenbosch but with a bigger lineup and 6000 dutch people! Then we heading home to put the finishing touches on our next full album due out February 2013.
Have you guys been in the water lately? Are there any waves in Ibiza?
We get into the water as much as we can which sometimes is everyday and sometimes once a week (boo..!). Unfortunately there aren't many waves in Ibiza and what waves there are are pretty fickle and unexciting. I think winter they do get better swells running down the med but summer is a bit of a bore. We have a just landed a residency in Palma de Majorca at a Wave house so we should get some practice on a standing wave at the very least! South of France isn't too far away either and a little mission there would definitely help scratch that surfing itch. (ps. I have it on good authority that surfing itch happens if you surf too much or too little)
This track, Washing over me is only available by digital download - where can fans get it?
Watch out for the next single in August and the full album in February 2013
Awesome catching up guys. Looking forward to seeing you in the Summer!
Got something to say? Then leave a comment!
Posted by Juliet on the 22/07/2012 08:39
I felt i was being force fed by the trailer of the feb. issue until Andy's Silent Shot's came on!THAT WAS POWER AND BEAUTY !!. all these other guys seikeng fame on perfect waves or two foot surf doesnt even come close.your article was perfect too bad its too late ..ONLY ONCE IN A LIFETIME we will never witness a place in time like the past decade again. right now no-one comes close not even parko.
Posted by Lee on the 23/01/2013 08:10
you me llegaron mis oakley n me gustaron major...me quedaron a t . a . medida n no pesan zilch...estan muy ligeros delaware peso... ze shedd recomiendo!!!