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Twinmusix got to speak to Scott Kirkland from The Crystal Method about the upcoming tour and more.

TM - This is Amelia and Elizabeth from Twinmusix and we are here with Scott from The Crystal Method, thank you for having this interview with us today.

ST - Thank You.

TM - What can fans expect from your Australian tour?

ST - They can expect an artist who is appreciative of the opportunity coming down there as The Crystal Method. I came to Australia about 18 months ago and I just love it down there and I am excited to come back. I have been working day and night to come up with a set that incorporates the thirty plus years of The Crystal Method and adding some things in from some other artists. What you will get from me is someone who is passionate and in the moment. I am truly one of the happiest people in the building when I get to play and I exude lots of energy and I adore those who follow along and participate. I am looking forward to playing and looking forward to Infusion opening up, I have been a fan of their music and friends with them for many years. I am thrilled to come back down there and play for everyone.

TM - what can fans expect from your setlist?

ST - I am going to play some stuff from 'Vegas' and 'Tweekend' I've added a couple of things I didn't play from the last time I was there. I am always happy to take requests if they are yelled out to me and it's going to be a fun night. I like to be spontaneous and work with the energy of the crowd.

TM - What was your favourite memory last time you were in Australia?

ST - I had fun in all the states but the one in Melbourne was cool because it was packed out and had cool visuals on this set. I got a chance to hang out with my friend Nate who did the artwork for my last album 'The Trip Out', he is an amazing artist that is out of Melbourne. I am looking forward to hanging out with him again. We had these amazing dumplings at a restaurant next to the venue and had some pretty great beer, the tour manager and I tried some pretty great local beer.

TM - Is there anything you want to see in Australia?

ST - I am excited my girlfriend is coming, we have some extra time in Sydney. Is there anything you would suggest seeing.

TM - I would suggest Cockatoo Island in the middle of Sydney Harbour.

ST - That's cool, I'll add it to my list. We were thinking about walking across the harbour bridge too.

TM - You should go to Luna Park if you walk across the bridge.

TM - You haven't brought out a new album since 2022, are you working on any new music?

ST - I am working on new music but it has been a slow process. I was thinking about dropping one song and seeing how it went and hopefully, it will inspire me to keep going on the rest of the album process. Creating an album is exciting and very stressful. Creativity isn't something you can just turn on and off, so when it's flowing well and I'm not distracted and in the studio, I have a great deal of fun.

TM - What is your writing and recording process for your music?

ST - I find something that inspires you to keep writing like turning on the synth and plugging something in or working on Beats whatever The Spark is. You never know what the spark is going to be until you plug something in and then you find something that inspires you and then you can talk to someone else about collaboration or finish it on your own.

TM - If you could have any band play one of your songs what band would it be, what song would it be and would it be in your style or their style?

ST - There is a song on our latest album called 'Watch Me Now' a collaboration with a singer called Coda and it is heavy hitting. It has good energy and good vocals and I would love to hear Radiohead or Black Sabbath cover it.

TM - What was the first you ever saw live did it inspire you to play music?

ST - My first concert was Journey and Brian Adams opened up for him. The concert that inspired me was AC/DC. I won a contest to go up on stage and dress up like Angus Young and rock out. The tour was "Who Made Who" and they made a video where there were a bunch of Angus Young look-alikes in the video. They started the tour with the song "Who Made Who" and the local radio station had a contest where you could ring in and win be on stage as the band came out. We were on stage with these cardboard cutout guitars and you're in that world where the lights go off and the lights come back on and you're in an Arena on stage with AC/DC. That moment was terrifying and exhilarating at the same time but the more incredible part was we got to meet the band before the show. Brian, Angus and Malcolm were there and it was really exciting and mind-blowing and it gave me the bug to want to be on stage because I love music.

TM - Is there anything else you want to say to your fans?

ST - Thank You for the support over the years and I hope to see everyone at the show.

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