Collegians Interview Today, we are speaking with Melbourne’s Collegians. Can you give us a little background information about yourselves? How did you get into music?
Glenn: Hi yeah well, I got into music from an early age, actually inspired by my cousins grunge bands of all things, Started singing for the Victorian Choir, playing the arts Centre in Melbourne as one of my ﬁrst gigs, which was extremely daunting, leaving me with a huuuge thirst for performance and the arts.
Vince: As the rest of the band are brothers, we’ve all got into music because of my father’s inﬂuence.
You have just released a new single, Vaccine, which will be receiving a video release. How has the preparations for ﬁlming been like?
Glenn: The preparations went well. We approached the making of the video in the same way we approached the recording. We like to treat it as a sort of art project which is not necessarily secondary to the song, but as part of the whole.
What sort of work have you put into your upcoming album?
Vince: There’s been a lot of work, in terms of writing the songs, recording the various demo versions of them, then producing a more reﬁned end result.
Glenn: And that’s apart from all the other concerns, like videos, cover art, all the prepping related to the live performances, as well as social media.
What does your recording set up look like (what do you use to record, what are your favorite tools)?
Vince: Every member of the band has their own set-up, but the main one is Pro-Tools, with loads of plug-ins of course, and some rare analog vintage gear we have such as compressors and mic pres.
Glenn: We like to combine the beauty of current technology with some of the old school stuff.
Which artists are the greatest inﬂuences for you and your music? Is there a dream lineup of performers that you would like to perform with if given the chance?
Glenn: I think they vary with each member. Some of my favorites include Muse, Nirvana.
Vince: Yeah, some of mine are Lou Reed, Bowie, you know the usual brilliant suspects.
Which sort of social media website have you had the best successes with? What about these online services are different from the traditional face to face meeting and performances that musicians utilize?
Glenn: We’ve had a lot of good things happen with a host of them, Reverbnation, Soundcloud, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. I think they great alongside the real deal, meeting people. And nothing can beat a live performance!
What should listeners expect from your music in the future? How can interested NeuFutur readers locate samples of your music?
Vince: They can expect more of the same, with some slight deviations in sound and song type, I suppose. A few of things we’ve got coming up might a little darker and meaner overall, and some is going to be a bit of a surprise I think, in terms of hearing a more organic side to the band.
What does the rest of 2017 hold for your music and tour date wise?
Glenn: Recording wise, we’re still in the middle of ﬁnishing the album, but we’ll be putting out a whole bunch of singles before we put it out. As for live gigs, we intend to get into a heavier schedule early next year and see where that takes us. Thank you so much for your time.
Finally, do you have any additional thoughts about life and the universe for our readers?
Vince: Probably not.
Glenn: Life’s good.