On the verge of releasing LP #4, we chat with New York dance-punk band The Rapture ahead of their Australian tour and appearance at Field Day 2011. We sat down with Gabriel Andruzzi – keyboardist, saxophonist, bassist and vocalist. To say we were giddy with excitement while interviewing him would be an understatement – luckily it didn’t show… We hope. Here’s how it went down:
What can you reveal about the new album? At the moment we’re firming up business partners. A lot of time is spent making sure we’re making the right move. We were lucky to have on board French electro producer Paris Philippe Zdar (AKA Cassius). It’s been great.
The new album shows qualities similar to the first album (Echoes). I guess, we’re not trying to be perfect about anything this time round. It’s been a natural process for us. We’ve just been chasing a feeling and/or an emotion – generally it’s love and passion. The whole process is easier when you work with a really passionate producer.
Musically, it’s quite grand and still very much ‘The Rapture’.
A friend of ours is mates with Ben Rama. You’ve pretty much scarred him for life. Ummm sorry? [Laughs] Australia was the only place ‘No Sex For Ben’ actually really took off. It was great to see the crowd really get into it.
What are you looking forward to most about coming back to Australia? The fact that it’s on the other side of the world, the Sun and definitely the awesome crowd.
Can we expect to hear some new tracks at Field Day? There will be three new tracks played. One of them is called ‘Sail Away’. It’s a big festival tune.
Catch The Rapture playing at Field Day’s 10th Anniversary on 1st Jan 2011. What better way to kick-start the New Year?
Here’s what you can expect:
Field Day tickets are on sale now over at Fuzzy.com.au, but be quick!
Standard Tickets: $135 + $7bf = $142 (no hidden charges)
‘More Expensive’ Tickets: $195 + $7bf = $202 (no hidden charges)