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Questions answered by Fraser Harvey of Cameras
Hello and how the devil are you today and what’s the view like?
I am well thank you, but I'm packing to move house, so the view is one of boxes and mess.
So, you come from Australia, tell us about your home town / City and if there is any influence in your music, from the places you reside in or come from?
We live in
Eleanor (Dunlop) and myself started writing together, I don't know if we had any ambitions when we started - but I think we received enough encouragement in those initial stages to spur us on a little bit. I think the best part of that time was that we didn't have any expectations or particular aims, just to write.
It helps to have a label behind you, even if it's just for the extra support, but we're still very much a DIY band - we still do most things ourselves.
Not yet, but you'll likely hear of some other things from each of us sometime in the next year.
Well, we recorded the song for the album, and we got Jens Hertzum to direct us again (he also did the video clip for defeatist). For me, the surprise was the taste of the blood - minty fresh!
I was quite heavily into Jeff Buckley when I was at school, although I don't know how much that has influenced this band, but certainly me. I hit the obligatory Radiohead phase around 16, although that one never quite went away. A lot of bands like the Police and Talking Heads which were staples in my parent’s record collection.
It certainly is it's own little pocket, this part of the world. There are heaps of bands who are doing cool things - Deep Sea Arcade are great, as are The Laurels - but I'm generally pretty slow to the plate when it comes to new things.
There are, but I ain't got no concrete details for you right now. Hopefully soon though - it will be a hell of a lot of fun.
Tough call, as a rarely will wear a t-shirt on stage, but I guess if I was going too - maybe a Beach House shirt, if they have one with their new album cover printed on it? I love that album, and I love good album art - it's quite rare these days.
We spend a fortune flying ourselves around! We could probably drive, but 8-10 hours in a car together may be temping casualties.
Well, it would be Elle or Mike at the wheel - or our manager Jon. We're pretty easy going when it comes to music selection. I like hearing what other people are listening too, and that normally comes from Mike or Ben. The best place to eat on tour was probably the Apple Pan in LA. Mike's girlfriend Rosa, who actually used to play with us at the time, took us there. That
Normally red wine, although I'm starting to get into cocktails based on Whiskey - they are boss, although as I found out the other night can get you hammered pretty early on.
In Your Room, is the debut album from Cameras. Which sees it’s UK release on Manimal Vinyl on 6th August . You can watch the quite stunning 'June' on MTV Iggy here