Many faces spark a fuse

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - WEDNESDAY EXTRA -

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.

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