Great thank you! Just on a little trip to NYC at the moment but near the end of trip so it’s time for some relaxation J
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “A.I.”?
A.I. is from our unreleased album “Third Law” which is about the rise of Artificial Intelligence in people’s daily lives & our current generations loss of reality and perception of anything outside of themselves.
We chose A.I. as the first single as it really sets the tone of the album and puts a simple clue out into the public for anyone interested enough to piece together.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Not really, it came out of nowhere like most of my songs. I really like to write a concept for each album before commencing writing, so I guess that the song was loosely based around the rise of Artificial Intelligence.
Who come up with the android themes and how was the film experience?
I came up with the concept a few months before we properly started working on all the songs as a band, then Dyllan Corbett, the director used the concept of the album to create the storyline of the video.
How was the recording and writing process?
It seemed longer this time around, but that was because we put in way more effort and thought into each track than our previous albums. We spent a lot of time looking at the finer details and trying to include as much un-musical content as possible for the listeners who will hopefully realize as they give the record a few spins.
How does Australia influence your writing?
Not at all to be honest, I’m really focused on a sound that doesn’t really exist in Australia, or if it does is so niche that its hard to find.
What role does Sigur Ros play in your music?
Sigur ros were a very young favorite of mine all the way through high school, and as I got older I really started loving how deep Jonsi got into the stories behind each of his albums.
How’s your new album coming along?
Well and truly finished. Just waiting on the record pressing plant now.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
Current date is Mid August 2017
Any plans to hit the road?
We sure do! More to come on that front down the track.
What else is happening next in Rat & Co’s world?
Releasing the third album, tours and finishing off the fourth album.