When Cosmic Dad leapt into my inbox to push their new single The Moon Speaks Wisdom, I was surprised I hadn’t heard of them before. Based on the Gold Coast, but only forming this year the three-piece dish up psych-space tunes with a dash of slacker rock. James Pepperell hung five.
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Tell me about Cosmic Dad?
Well Cosmic Dad is a new Gold Coast based band formed in early 2017 working in the genres of psych and hard rock. Very new as a band we started creating music as soon as we came together and very shortly afterwards we began writing and recording.
Psych-rock is a burgeoning genre on the Gold Coast. Why do you think that is?
A lot of music nowadays is largely influenced by underground psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll from the late 60s and early 70s. We derive quite a bit of our sound through a fusion of the past and modern Pop-Psyche Rock which is what most other Gold Coast bands subconsciously are doing also.
Tell me about your debut EP
Unknown Orbit is set for release on 7 April and is our first attempt at releasing something we have all worked on together as a band. The songs are all written about life and how everyone perceives things differently and we think that becomes quite obvious when listening to the EP in its entirety.
If you could get a support slot for any band in Australia right now, who would it be?
One of our biggest influences is King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. It would be a huge dream of ours to open a show for them at any point in our lives. Even just seeing them perform live is a piece of art.
Where can people see you perform?
Right now we are all working and studying whilst writing music together. We all would like to gig every weekend at every local venue, howeverO’Malley’s on Thursday nights seems to be your best bet.
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Cosmic Dad are (L to R): Connor Jedam (bass/organ) James Pepperell (lead vocals/guitar) Brad Jordan (Drums/Percussion)
Listen / buy at https://cosmicdad.bandcamp.com.