Electric Horse have already enjoyed success with their debut EP ‘Translations’. Two years later, the five-piece are ready for a full length release.
But as frontman Jason Brown explains, it's all about enjoying the experience.
“We all just get along with each other. It's just good friendship; there's no big egos or attitudes. We have fun before anything really. It's really important. It doesn't matter how good your music is, if you can't get along and go on the road and be in a studio together and enjoy each others company then it's just a waste of time.”
It seems Jason also enjoys keeping company with the band’s fans.
“We haven't really played shows for a good while, so we're looking forward to getting out there and going for it. We've finished writing the album and [we’re] 90 percent finished recording it — it's a good way to go out and showcase the album. We're going to play the whole thing. We're really confident with what we're doing, we're really stoked with it.”
Jason believes their sound has changed over time, but not to a point where current fans won’t recongise the new material. “We've definitely gone much more with a raw rock sound with this album as opposed to the last release. It's straight up rock and roll. It is what it is, really. We just focused on writing really good songs and that was basically it.”
With the album so close to completion, the band are down to dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s. “We're wrapping up mixing and releasing a single in October, and we'll do a capital city tour off of that. We have a tentative title but we think we're going to go for it, I guess I can tell you, so it'll probably be called 'Black Snake'. That's the name of the lead single as well.”
The band has already had a few red letter moments this year, but Jason thinks the best is still to come. “Big Day Out was definitely a highlight for us. We've done some really good tours with friends of ours. We've toured with Grinspoon and a few other pretty cool Aussie bands. We think our best times are still to come though.”
Electric Horse play the Elephant & Wheelbarrow Fri Aug 31 and the Springwood Hotel Sat Sep 15.