Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Gazillion Angry Mexicans || Rattle My Cage

You'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stumbled upon a children's book, or perhaps a particularly slow news day, when you hear A Gazillion Angry Mexicans. But actually, you've found yourself one of the latest grungy, rock bands out of the ever overflowing Melbourne music scene.

This one just happens to stand out.

In the lead up to their final tour gigs, A Gazillion Angry Mexicans have stopped by to have a chat about their sophomore EP, being broke and their favourite track.

Your sophomore EP was released on February 3, how are you guys feeling now that your hard work is out for everyone to hear?
Relieved!!! It's been in the works for a long time, so it feels great that we've finally got it out into all your ear holes.

The EP tour kicked off too, how did you feel about the gig?
Really good, [we weren't] expecting such a good turnout, sh*t got pretty crazy!

Your debut EP Juan, Two, Three, Four received some ace reviews, did that add any pressure coming in to the second album?
No, not really. We still love Black & Blue Blues off that record but that's all we play from those days, and we always felt more comfortable that recording was a bit all over the place with the way it flowed. We all feel much more comfortable with what we've got and how it flows as a whole.

Is there a song that you're particularly proud of?
I think Hail To The King is all our favourite, it's definitely our favourite to play, and it usually goes the best at the shows.

I've got to ask, how did A Gazillion Angry Mexicans get its name?
Hahaha, well I was pretty stoned while watching TV or a movie or something a few years back and I think I heard some mention "a gazillion angry mexicans..." It [kind of] just felt like the right name

The Melbourne music scene is a busy place, what do you think helps A Gazillion Angry Mexicans stand out?
I don't know, there are so many great bands out there and [none] of us are very great with the interviews or social media posts, so for us it's just about playing honest rock and roll and bringing as much energy to the show as possible.

Why should we head along to a show or buy an EP if we haven't already had the chance?
We are broke, we need money!! No, not really. The shows have a lot of energy, a lot of screaming and sweating and drinking; the EP sort of represents the best [of the shows], just without all the sweating.