Whether it’s talking about strip Twister or why you should always have a band-aid in your wallet, chatting to Mind Over Matter’s Smiles Again is always interesting.
Currently working on their third album, 'This Way To Elsewhere', the Sydney act have a new single out called 'Real Life', the video for which portrays one very interesting game of Twister.
“I was talking to Chance Waters about the original idea for the 'Real Life' video which was about a traffic officer having a really shitty day … then I was like 'yeah, that's a really cool idea, but is it going to be something that people want to pass on to their friends?' Then strip twister with old people just came to mind.”
It's not the usual geriatric nudity either, with a fruit platter, whipped cream and a dazzling shower of golden glitter that will stay with Smiles Again forever.
“Oh my gosh, there's still glitter! I find glitter on me every day … it took 45 minutes in the shower and the thing was it wasn't just glitter, we had cream all over us.”
Whether or not the image of an oiled up, glittery grandma titillates you, you can catch Mind Over Matter at the Caxton Seafood Festival this Sunday. And it won't just be Smiles Again and his MC partner Willow this time around, as the duo will perform with several guests.
“We're taking a singer around with us called K.I.K.I who sang on 'Real Life', she's never toured before so it's all very new and exciting for her. And we've got DJ Enterprise who's a new DJ we've acquired over the last year or so, and he's just like the best dude on Earth.”
If you need a musical reference to the sounds of Mind Over Matter, Smiles Again says: “It's really like going to the moon, thinking it's cheese, and then realising it's not cheese, and then there being a big cheese stand just there on the moon. So it's a bit of a roller coaster really, you're up and you're down.”
If anything, he's a man ready to offer his strange brand of wisdom anytime.
“Keep a band-aid in your wallet. When someone cuts themselves, or you cut yourself, and you've got one on you, you're a hero!”
Mind Over Matter perform at the Caxton Street Seafood Festival May 5.