Many faces spark a fuse
Velociraptor crammed into a studio to record their debut eight-track ‘‘miniLP’’, the 12-piece knew they would have to do things a little differently.
The World Warriors is Velociraptor’s first release since their 2010 self-titled debut EP, and singer Jeremy Neale says recording was a drawn-out process.
‘‘We initially tried to record 12 of us at once, but we quickly realised that wasn’t going to work,’’ he laughs. ‘‘We went back to multi-tracking as we needed to give the seven guitars space on the track.’’ Neale says recording and playing live are two separate things for Velociraptor. ‘‘The songs are the same – we record garage pop, but live we tear it apart,’’ he says. ‘‘Our live show is controlled chaos – seeing it is a unique life experience.’’ Neale says trying to organise 12 people at once is a hard task. ‘‘We have an internal group on Facebook which we drop song ideas into, and it’s great for organising things,’’ he says.
With most of the band members having separate side-projects, Neale says Velociraptor is ‘‘a band of front-men’’. ‘‘That means each of us have songs and ideas – we just need to refine them,’’ he says.
Neale says The World Warriors offers a mixed bag of themes. ‘‘It has serious moments and funny moments,’’ he says.
Velociraptor play the Coolangatta Hotel (downstairs) tonight.