Cairos to hit the road as head­lin­ers

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toured with the likes of Mute Math, Deep Sea Ar­cade and Blue­juice, The Cairos (pic­tured) have hit the road again – but this time as the head­line act. Armed with new EP Colours Like Fea­tures, front­man Alis­tar Richard­son says the Bris­bane band have learnt a lot from the sup­port slots and are keen to test some new tricks this tour. ‘‘They are three very dif­fer­ent bands. It was great be­ing on the road with each of them,’’ he says. ‘‘Peo­ple who wouldn’t nor­mally see us got the chance to. It opens us up to a heap of new fans. It’s great to see how other bands (per­form). We take in­spi­ra­tion from them and how they all do it dif­fer­ently.’’ Richard­son says The Cairos’ third EP high­lights a new di­rec­tion in sound. ‘‘It was our last ef­fort to get our best songs down and see how far we could come with it,’’ he says. ‘‘We have it in us to cre­ate these dif­fer­ent sounds. Richard­son says the band’s songs are no longer light-hearted. ‘‘We are re­ally proud. The EP is more fo­cused and the songs are more ma­ture. They are more for us than other peo­ple,’’ he says. ‘‘We lock our­selves in a room and play what we think is en­joy­able. We play what feels right for us.’’ Richard­son says af­ter this tour The Cairos, who are all aged 21, plan to record a de­but al­bum. ‘‘Writ­ing and record­ing an al­bum is our main fo­cus,’’ he says. ‘‘We plan on writ­ing as many songs as we can, and once all the colours are there we will paint the pic­ture. We can have a song go from noth­ing to fin­ished in 10 min­utes. We are all too im­pa­tient.’’

The Cairos, The Preach­ers and Cold and Need play The Loft, on Chevron Is­land, tonight at 8pm. Tick­ets are $15

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