We sit down with the guys from local Geelong band Crosstrack.
You released your debut EP ‘The Wasted’ in January this year, was recording this a new experience for you as a band?
Everybody in the band has varying degrees of experience with recording, Ash [Fielder - Guitar] and Jake [Robertson - Drums] are quite experienced and Adam [Reynolds - Bass] also has a bit of experience himself, however, Michael [Smallwood - Vocals] has absolutely zero experience and is just plain terrible.
What was the process to get the track list to four songs? Were there any songs that missed the cut?
Well we made a million terrible songs before we finally found for that weren’t so terrible. And somehow people like it…
As an upcoming alternative, hard rock band, which bands have influenced your sound?
There’s a plethora of bands that we all grew up listening to but each of us have differing musical tastes. Ranging from Slipknot, Guns and Roses, System of a Down, Alter Bridge and many more!
Can listeners expect any more gig announcements soon?
There is going to be a constant flow of gig announcements headed everyone’s way. Our aim is to annoy everyone into liking us.
As a band, would you prefer to release music independently or release with a label?
If a label wants to pick us up that’ll be really nice, but until that moment we’re just going to be doing things independently.
After performing as a band for over five years, do you know each other and your music pretty well?
Well we all know each other very well outside of the music. We’re all just a big group of best mates who all share the same passion for music.
If you were to recommend one song that sums up Crosstrack, what would it be?
I don’t think there’s any one song that sums up Crosstrack. I think we are defined by our diversity in our musicality and by our live performances. Out of the songs that we have released currently I’d have to say “Wasted” for its diverse nature, but if you really want to see what defines Crosstrack come and see us at one of your local establishments.
Follow the guys via www.facebook.com/Crosstrackband/