Twinmusix talk to Oskar Logi from The vintage caravan about their Australian tour and more
TM - What can fans expect from your new album Gateways?
Its got a really nice flow to it, its not a concept album it starts off very energetic and then it slows down a little. When you get towards the end of the album it gets a bit progressive I'm very proud of this album.
TM - How do you think it differs from your other Albums?
This is our fourth album and I think the more you do it the better you get at it. We tried to make it very interesting with the sound. It is a very demanding and straight forward album at the same time interesting, "for all" was our motto for this album.
TM - What was your writing and recording process for Gateways?
There's a song on this album called "Reset" and that song is from a old song that we made. We put some songs from the previous album and that had been written and not recorded as they didn't didn't really fit on the last album, so we took two riffs from that song and made it a new song for our new album.
I took 6 months off, went out running then came home drink coffee and wrote songs. We would also bring songs into practice and hash that out together, songs first music second
TM - How did you come up with your album cover for Gateways?
Julian Haus designed the album cover for us. We met him at a Austrian music festival Called lake on fire and he was doing really cool photography so we asked him.
TM - How did you come to get signed by Nuclear Blast?
Basically by word of mouth, we played every weekend since we were 14 years old. We played so much and got pretty good, then we played at Festival in Iceland and got discovered by a guy who works for Season Of Mist and he really enjoyed our show you and became our publisher then he contacted Nuclear Blast and in august 2013 we got signed.
TM - That's sweet, i live hearing how bands get signed, and its awesome how you got signed by Nuclear Blast!
Yeah, we are definitely lucky and we love working with them.
TM - What can fans expect from your European tour this October?
It's going to be a really relentless tour with a lot of shows, we will be in killer playing shape it will be good.
TM - Europe is always great, i hope you have a fantastic tour! I always love going to Europe, the metal scene is amazing over there and there is always a great atmosphere at European shows.
TM - What gear do you use on stage compared to in the studio?
Marshall super Tremolo 1969 model 100 watt and a 50 watt from 1969 and a Super Bass actually used by Frank Zappa from 1970 thats what i use in the studio. On stage i use Orn custom guitars Marshall jcm 800 amplifier.
TM - If you could have any band play one of your songs which band would it be which song and in your style or theirs?
Queen Of The Stone Age doing reflections off our new album or bootsy Collins do set your sights.
TM - What's your favourite memory of watching someone else perform live?
Deep Purple was an exhilarating experience. I was like, oh my god that's them and one of my biggest regrets was seeing Roger Daltrey, he looked at my guitar then looked at me and he obviously saw that I knew him and I didn't say anything.
TM - Aw man, you should of spoken to him I'm sure he would of loved talking to you.
TM - Last Question, is there Anything else you want to announce to your fans?
We hope you guys make a rumble about a new album that comes out of the 31st of August and we hope someone will get us over to Australia.
TM - Definitely man, we hope to see you in Australia soon! Thank you for the interview!
Album Release link here - The Vintage Caravan
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