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The Trivs exploded onto the scene with an arsenal of indie-rock gems, delivered by the devilishly handsome face of pop. And we've chosen them to play the Canberra leg of Groovin' the Moo!
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Interview: 12 April 2010
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your sound?
We started playing in Gaff’s loungeroom in Dubbo back in 2005. We defined our sound more by what we didn’t want to sound like than what we did. Also, none of us could shred or scream, so that kind of limited our genre options. In that little lounge room we made a lot of noise. Gaff’s mum would run outside and dance to certain songs, so we used that as a litmus test to cut the dross and keep the gold. Our sound has changed as we’ve become more established as musicians and as a band. We have been exploring other sounds and songwriting styles, so who knows what that will mean for the future.
What can the Groovin the Moo audience expect from your live show?
T&A. Bearded rangas. Jungle fever. Pyrotechnics. Acrobatics. Back injuries. Ponies. STIs. Nightlights. Didgeridoos. Baked goods. Mountain lions. A full English breakfast. Native fauna. Black and white film. Ten-pin bowling… A sense of disappointment.
Who are you most looking forward to seeing at Groovin the Moo?
Vampire Weekend! Spoon! Silverchair! It really is a phenomenal lineup.
What’s coming up in the future?
Well, we are actually planning a world tour of the US and the UK. But before that we are supporting Bluejuice with The Holidays at ANU bar on April 15th. We are also heading back to the studio to record a few more tracks that we are really excited about.
Australian music is:
Well our main experience of the live Australian music scene has been through our time here in Canberra for the past few years. For us, the scene is quite vibrant, there are a bunch of amazing acts that sound really unlike anything else. However, because there is a lack of traditional venues, people have been getting creative with finding places to play, for instance amphitheaters, warehouses, house parties and bathrooms.
It is hard to make generalizations about the Australian scene as a whole. I suppose it would be great if some more adventurous and underground Aussie acts could get more exposure. Creativity should always be celebrated.
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