DEMONS IN A DAZE OVER FALLS GIG
JOSHUA Chan could be about to line up alongside the likes of Flume, Fleet Foxes and Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher.
The Thornlie resident’s band Demon Days (a nod to one of Gorrilaz’ defining albums) are in the running to secure a spot on the Falls Festival line-up in January.
As part of the festival’s Foster a Band competition, Demon Days are one of six bands hoping to win a public vote that would secure their sport on the line-up.
Chan described the possibility alone of being able to play alongside the likes of Run the Jewels, Foster the People and The Kooks, as well as the aforementioned acts, as “insane”.
“Being able to play with people we look up to, to play alongside them, would be amazing,” he said.
The keyboardist said his band’s sound, partly influenced by Erykah Badu, combined elements of jazz, funk and hip hop.
“It comes together pretty naturally, we all listen to similar enough music, so when it comes together, it’s quite a natural process,” he said.
Chan said the band would be incredibly grateful if they managed to win the vote, especially given the quartet only met about a year ago at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
“We already consider ourselves one of the luckiest bands and getting this would be the best thing ever,” he said.
The poll on the Falls Festival website closes tonight and results will be announced in November.
Josh Chan with Demon Days bandmates Mark Ashforth, Marley Donnan and Bella Nicholls.