What’s something we wouldn’t guess about your band members? One of our favourite past times on tour is to visit peep shows. Oh wait, wouldn’t guess….um probably that Shane is a self made millionaire… nearly.
If you had one music wish, what would it be? That Bono mysteriously fell off the face of the earth, and that people stop flocking to see DJs, and got out to watch some LIVE MUSIC!
Why do you think Aussies will take to your band? Hopefully they’ll pick up on how much fun we like to have. When we play it’s not a show, it’s a party. We think people can generally relate to that.
If you had to sum up your band in three words, what would they be? Dance. Punk. Party.
Which bands have had the biggest influences on your career? We all grew up listening to different types of music, ranging from skate punk and hardcore to roots, so there’s a pretty diverse range of music that influences us. Directly relating to writing our own music now, Bloc Party, Death from Above 1979, The Photo Atlas, and Rapture have probably had the biggest influences. As far as playing shows and touring is concerned, Parkway Drive, Art vs Science, Jay Reatard (RIP) and Cut Off Your Hands have shaped the way we go about things.
If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be? And why? I’ve always wanted to work with Enya, I just think it would blow peoples’ minds to have Enya’s haunting melodies mixed in with our driving bass lines. I think people’s faces would literally melt off. But something that may be actually more attainable for us is someone like Art vs Science. They like to party and their music is so fun. I think we’d bounce ideas off each other really well.
The Touch's background
If you combined the interlocking riffs of Television with the electronic dance sounds of Bloc Party it might sound something like The Touch.
The Touch have attracted attention from all corners, playing numerous headline gigs, support slots, and festival events including Parklife 2008 and Parklife 2009 and Electric Field Festival 2008.
The Touch has supported Ladyhawke, Van She, Children Collide, The Scare, Dukes of Windsor, Galvatrons, Grafton Primary and more.
The band's debut EP was released in early 2009 and after being approached by JL Music Publishing, The Touch signed a publishing and licensing deal for the EP.
The Touch has recorded its second EP, which was produced by Darren Cross (The E.L.F. & Gerling) and is set for release in early 2010.