Brisbane's 4 Walls Festival, now in its third year boasts three stages, eight hours of non-stop music and a variety of genres spanning from indie-folk to heavy metal. Gracing the stage alongside The Paper Kites, The Medics, Cub Scouts, The Belligerents and Fairchild Republic this year are Millions. Lisle caught up with the guys ahead of their slot this weekend for a chit chat.
Millions are still a reasonably new band, do you feel that your sound has evolved much from when you first started to the release of Nine Lives, Six Degrees?
Of course. The songs on the EP are some of the first we ever wrote and we’ve basiclally spent a year on the road since it came out so our entire perspective has changed and developed.
Which do you prefer, playing live shows, or getting stuck into recording in a studio?
Live shows are always exhilarating and fun, but having time to be creative and see your ideas come to life in the studio is equally fun and rewarding.
Who are you most excited to be playing alongside at the upcoming 4walls festival?
We’ve played with The Belligerents a few times before so we’re looking forward to seeing what they’re up to with their new show and new songs and so on.
What can we expect to see on stage during your 4walls set?
You will simply have to be there to find out.
You guys have already played Splendour and Big Day Out, are there any festivals either in Australia or overseas that you’d like to see yourselves at?
We’d love to do any number of festivals in the US/UK/Europe. Coachella, Glastonbury, Pukkelpop, PinkPop, Reading, Primavera. The list can go on forever. In terms of Australian festivals we’re playing Falls & Southbound later this year/early next year, that’s a big one for us.
If your Tumblr is anything to go by, you guys have a lot of fun on the road. Any standout moments from your recent tour?
Touring as a whole is really hard work and a huge privilege simultaneously. So we try our best to take it all in and have the best time possible no matter where we are or what we’re doing. We had some pretty ripping breakfast in Melbourne last time we were there so that’ll do.
What are the band’s goals for what is left of 2012?
Complete our 2nd EP, put it out, and tour until 2013.
Do you guys have a favourite place to hang out in Brisbane when you’re not gigging or recording?
Mostly at home. Sounds boring but down time away from tour is a precious commodity and is something we fill up with loved ones, our favourite bars, bowling, eating out, normal people stuff.
And finally, if Millions was an animal, what would it be?
Lisle Kelly- AAA Backstage
August 4, 2012 | 1:30-10:30pm
Early bird price: (1st week, until June 25) $15+bf
Venue: QACI (Queensland Academy of Creative Industries)