Rose Sadleir

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY -

AN Cisco are on a mis­sion to turn their name into a genre of mu­sic. Jordi Davieson, front­man for the Fre­man­tle-based four-piece, says their name is yet to have a pur­pose.

‘‘Our name has to mean some­thing. It would be good to make San Cisco a style of mu­sic,’’ he says.

The band has clocked up more than a mil­lion views on Youtube for its track Awk­ward, but Davieson says the band has a lot more to of­fer.

‘‘(The song is) sim­ple, rel­e­vant and repet­i­tive,’’ he says.

‘‘We want to shake that right now. We don’t want to be known by just that track. It took an hour to write, other songs we have worked on for days.’’

Davieson says he in­tends on de­vel­op­ing San Cisco’s sound.

‘‘Some­thing should al­ways be chang­ing in our mu­sic, not in a huge way, but enough to keep things in­ter­est­ing,’’ he says.

‘‘We all get in a room to­gether and what we cre­ate is unique.

‘‘It’s hard to look con­sciously for a unique sound.’’

San Cisco re­leased Awk­ward, their sec­ond EP, this year.

It fuses the flavours of each band mem­ber’s di­verse mu­sic tastes with smooth in­die-pop rhythms.

‘‘Ev­ery­one lis­tens to dif­fer­ent mu­sic. Scar­lett is a rock chick, she loves rock ’n’ roll. Josh likes Neon In­dian and that sort of stuff. Nick likes funk and I like hip-hop.’’

Adding to the melt­ing pot of mu­si­cal styles, Davieson is also in­flu­enced by his fa­ther – a jazz sax­o­phon­ist.

‘‘My dad played at our first EP launch with a jazz quar­tet. It was so good,’’ Davieson says.

‘‘A band called Su­gar­puss were first up, then my old man came on and played cool jazz, then we played. It wigged out the au­di­ence.’’

San Cisco were nom­i­nated for a Triple J Un­earthed J Award last year and came in at No.7 on the sta­tion’s Hottest 100 count­down in Jan­uary for Awk­ward.

The band will also play the final day of the Splen­dour in the Grass fes­ti­val along­side Smash­ing Pump­kins, the Kooks and Gos­sip.

How­ever Davieson says, for now, the band’s fo­cus is on its first na­tional Rocket Ship tour.

‘‘We are go­ing right around Australia for Groovin’ the Moo fes­ti­val and we are play­ing a bunch of side shows as well,’’ he says.

‘‘We have been pre­par­ing big time, mak­ing a few changes to the set and have a new synth – it’s all hap­pen­ing.’’

San Cisco, Voltaire Twins and Ocean­ics play Else­where Bar, Surfers Par­adise, tonight. San Cisco also play Splen­dour in the Grass, in By­ron Bay, from July 27-29.

San Cisco (from left) Nick Gard­ner, Josh Biondillo, Jordi Davieson and Scar­let Stephens.

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