Twinmusix chat with Robby from The Contortionist about their Australian tour and more
What can fans expect from yours from your Australian tour?
we will be playing a good chunk of our new record and pur support act will be Sikth.
Can you tell us about the stage gear you use brand and model numbers?
The band is endorsed by Ibanez Guitars and we use a range of 6 and 7 string guitars, 5 and 6 string basses, Mesa Boogie amplifiers, Line 6 Helix which is an Effects Processor and Pearl Drums.
How do you pick what you're going to play on tour and how often do you change your set list?
This tour we are playing a lot of songs from our new record because we want to promote it. we switch it up every once in a while.
What was your writing and recording process for Clairvoyant?
I'll work on a few ideas and structure them out
and bring it to the group and the rest of the band helps figure out we spent about a year writing it and then we recorded it in the studio.
How did you come up with your album cover for Clairvoyant?
Matt who designed our first album cover design this one we had a few phone calls and talked about the concept of the album then we came to a consensus on what the Vibe of the album was like Matt hired a photographer and went into a backyard and took a picture of a pile of sticks.
How did you pick which song to be singles from your new album?
At some point in the recording process it was pretty obvious which songs would be singles.
If you could have any band play one of your songs which band would it be which song and in your style or theirs?
Can you tell us your favourite moment with your fans?
I couldn't pick one moment everyday day you meet people that live your music and that's really cool.
What's the craziest thing that's happened on tour?
The last day of our last tour we were out with a band called nothing more, they came out on stage to prank us in our set, they came and put coconut bras and grass skirts on everyone on stage, then proceeded to remove all the drums from the drum set except for the snare drum the kick drum and a hi hat so we finished off the set with just those three things on our drum set.
Anything else you want to announce to your fans?
We are excited to come to Australia and hang out with everyone.