Taxiride Interview

bAfteranoticeabletwoyearabsencefromthemusicsceneTAXIRIDEarebackwiththeirsecondandperhapsfineststudioalbumtodateGarageMahal.FilledwithsignatureharmoniesandinfectioushooksTaxirideslatestalbumisamixtureofdeepguitarsoundsandcatchyrhythms.TakingtimeoutrecentlyfromtheirbusyschedulesJasonSinghTimWildandTimWatsonchattedtoGIRLabouttimeawayfromthespotlighttheirmusicaljourneysofarandtheirplansforthefuture.bbrbrbGirlGarageMahalisaninterestingtitleforanalbumdoesitholdanyparticularmeaningforyouguysbrbrJbWellitdoesitskindofacrossroadsofwherewefeellikewereatinaway.SometimesitsmoremajesticliketheTajMahalothertimesitsmorelikeagarage.Sothetwowordstogetherkindofsummedthebandupreallywellforwherewearenow.brbrbGirlYoudecidedtoreleaseCreepinUpSlowlyasthefirstsinglefromyournewalbum.HasthereactiontothesinglebeenpositivebrbrT.WatsonbItsbeenfantasticwevebeenoutofthelimelightfortwoyearssowedidntknowwhattoexpect.Ourbiggestindicationonhowthesingleisgoinghasbeenthechartsandlisteningtoradioandpeopleseemtobeverypositiveaboutit.brbrbGirlTakeusbackintimehowdidyouallmeetandhowwasTaxirideformedbrbrT.WildbWewereallplayinginlocalbandsaroundMelbournesothatshowwemet.Andwejuststartedwritingsongstogetheratastudiowestartedrecordinganditsortoftookofffromthere.brbrbJbTheseguyshadbeentogetherinabandforaroundfiveyearsbeforeIcameontothescenesoIamstillthenewguytheywontletmelivethatdownlaughsbrbrbGirlDidyoueverimaginethatyouwouldachievegreatsuccessinsuchashortamountoftimebrbrJbYeswedidimagineitbutyouneverexpectthatitwillactuallyhappen.brbrbGirlSowhenitdidhappenwithyourfirstalbumthatmusthavebeenapleasantsurprisebrbrT.WildbThatwasatrueshockwhenitwentNumberOneonrelease.ObviouslyNumberOneiswhatyouhopeforbutitsdifficulttogetthere.IrememberwhenIheardthatwehadgoneNumberOnemyjawliterallydroppedtothefloorandIwalkedaroundthehousenotquiteknowinghowtofeel.brbrbJbAndwedidntknowwhatitmeantthenyoudontreallyknowwhatyouredoingatthetime.Youfigureitoutthreemonthsdownthetrackwhenyoulookbackandreflectonit.brbrbGirlAsyoumentionedbeforeyouhavebeenoutofthepubliceyeforacoupleofyearswasthisanintentionalthingbrbrT.WildbItwasntintentionalwedidntplantostayoutofthemusicsceneforthatlong.TwoyearsagowespentalotoftimeinEuropeandJapanthenlastyearwasspentwritingmusicandgoingintorecordthisalbum.Itwasacaseofwewerenttherebecauseweweredoingotherthings.brbrbGirlSoyouneverreallystoppedcompletelybrbrJbThelastgigwedidwasNewYearsEve2001.Thatwaskindofpullingthepinonthelivesceneandtouringbutitwasallsystemsgoforournextrecord.brbrbT.WatsonbWedidgetofferstoperformaroundAustraliaduringthatperiodsoitwasdefinitelyaconsciousdecisionnottodothem.Wefeltitjustwouldhavebeenthesamematerialwhichwouldhavegotboringforuseventuallyandforthepeoplecomingtoourshows.Wewantedtodisappeartoreappear.brbrbJbItwastimetochangeanyway.brbrbGirlWereyouconcernedatallthatyourabsencefromthemusicscenemighthavehadabadeffectonyourmusiccareerbrbrT.WildbTherecordcompanywasbutwewerent.brbrbJbItdidntfeellikealongtimeawayitslikeinablinkofaneyeherewearedoingitallagain.brbrbGirlWeretherealotofpeoplehoundingyoutobringoutthenextrecordbrbrT.WildbYeahbutnoonemorethanusreally.brbrbT.WatsonbWerejustluckythatwehaveagoodrelationshipwithourrecordcompanyandtheyknewthatwehadtotaketimetogetthisalbumright.brbrbGirlFollowingyourreturndoyoufeelyouhavetoworkhardernowbecauseofthelongdelaybetweenalbumsbrbrT.WildbItsbeenrelativelysmoothsailing.Wespentalotoftimeonthemechanicsofmakingarecordanddoingthevideosthatsortofthing.Youknoweverythingisahurdlebutitsallgoingprettygoodandwerereallyenjoyingourselves.brbrbT.WatsonbWedidcomeinwiththeattitudethoughofbecauseitsbeensuchalongtimeyoujustdontholdback.Wevegottodothislikenoonehasheardusbeforeandthatsthebestwaytodoitbecausethenyoucomebackinwithafreshapproach.Yourenotgaugingyourselfagainstthelastalbumnorareyoutryingtorideonyourowncoattails.Yourejustcominginandgoingrightwerenobodyagain.brbrbJbWeactuallytookthetimetostepawayfromitsomuchthatwebecamerealagainbecauseitsquiteanunreallifestyleinthewaythatyourenotsureifyoureinadreamorifyoureactuallyawake.brbrbT.WatsonbForawhilethereIwasaJapaneseCartoonlaughsbrbrbGirlForyoursecondalbumyoudecidedtoallbeapartofthewritingprocesswhichdifferedfromtheImaginatealbum.WhatpromptedthischangebrbrT.WildbItwasntdifferenttoImaginateitwasjustthistimewegotmoreinvolvedasagroup.brbrbJbItwasmoreofaconsciouseffortnowthatweknowalltherulesaboutmakingarecordrecordingitwritingittouringetcwesaidletsallputourheadstogetheranddoitfromthestart.brbrbT.WatsonbThelastalbumsortofcameoutofastudioandwehadalotlesssongstochoosefrom.Becauseitwasourfirstattemptatmakinganalbumweprettymuchchosealotofthesongswehad.Whereasonthisalbumwewrotealotmoresongsandthewayweselectedthemwastoplaythemliveandwethenwentwithwhateverfeltthebest.Everybodysindividualflavourcomestogethermoreonthisalbum.brbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.auimgimagestaxiridejackets.jpgborder0alignrightbGirlWhatareyouroverallcommentsonthenewalbumbrbrT.WildbIdcallitabandevolution.brbrbJbHopefullypeopleloveitasmuchaswedobecauseIamprettyproudofit.IthascomefromsuchaweirdplacethethreeofustogethertheresjustsomethinggoingonthereIcantexplainit.brbrbT.WatsonbItsdefinitelyastepintherightdirectionforuswefeellikeweknowwhatweredoing.brbrbGirlSomeofthelyricsonGarageMahalarequitemoodyandabstractisthisthewritingstyleyoufeelmostcomfortablewithbrbrJbItsjustthethreebrainsIthinkitwillbedifferentfromthefirstalbumbecausetheresdifferentwritersinvolved.Thesongsformeandtousarejustasnapshotofonemomentitsnotreallyyourwholebeing.Youwriteasonganditsjustaboutthatonedayorthatonemonthatbestsothelyricsarejusttellingitlikeitisreally.brbrbGirlWasthereadrivingforceforthelyricsinHowIGotThisWaybrbrT.WatsonbYesbutwecanttellyoubecausewedhavetokillyoulaughsbrbrbJbItskindofwrittenaboutafamilymeetingIhadwithmymotheranditwasbasicallyjustaboutpullingmyheadin.Shescoollikethat.ThesongisreflectingoncertaintimesbrbrbT.WatsonbincharacterYoumaybearockstarbutyourenottoobigthatIcantspankyourarselaughsbrbrbGirlDidtheideasformostofthesongsonthealbumcomefrompersonalandlifeexperiencesbrbrT.WildbSometimesothertimesyoucancompletelymakeupastoryandfollowthroughwiththat.Butalotofitiskindofreflectiveifnotobviouslythensubtlelyaboutlifestylesetc.brbrbJbAlotofthesongsonthereformearedirectlyaboutfamilyIdontknowwhy.Iguessitsjustwritingaboutwhatsaroundyouatthetime.brbrbT.WatsonbItendtowriteaboutcollectiveslyricsofasongmightbeabout8differentpeoplebecauseyoutakeacollectiveexperienceandboilitdowntosomethingthatsumsitallup.AlsothatwayyoudontgetintotroublelaughsbrbrbGirlWhatareyourthoughtsonworkingwithsuchatalentedandexperiencedproducerlikeFredMaherbrbrT.WatsonbFredendedupbeingtherightchoicebecauseratherthanmakesuggestionsintermsofletsdothishedcomeinandadviseusonsomethingthenwedgoawayandwriteitandcomebackwiththeanswer.Andbecausewewereallveryinvolvedinthemakingofthisalbumthatwasthebestwaytooperatearoundustoletusdoitandpushusintherightdirection.brbrbGirlYouhaveperformedatsomeawesomevenuesacrosstheglobecanyourecallonestandoutperformancebrbrJbIdsayperforminginFranceinfrontof80000peoplethatwassomethingelse.brbrbGirlTaxiridearehugeinAsiahowarethefanstheredifferentfromAustralianfansAretheymorefanaticalbrbrT.WildbEverythingisexaggeratedinJapanthefansarealotmoremanic.Theyhangaroundthehotelsfor10daysstraight.brbrbT.WatsonbTheyareveryveryloyalfansandextremelypolite.brbrbGirlHowdoyoulikebeingreferredtoasaboybandbrbrJbIthinkitsgoodbecauseitgivesusanother10yearsonourcareerlaughsbrbrbT.WatsonbThetermboybandsuggeststhatyouvebeenputtogetherandyoureamanufacturedgroupandwerenotexactlythat.brbrbJbWeareapizzawiththelotandthatswhatIloveaboutthisbanditcanbeanythingbetweentodayandtomorrow.brbrbGirlWhichsongoffthealbumisgoingtobethesecondsinglereleasebrbrT.WatsonbHowIGotThisWaywejustshotthevideoforthatintheArizonadesert.brbrbGirlWhatdoyoumissthemostwhentouringbrbrJbFamilyfriendsmydogbrbrbT.WildbAndAustralianfoodbrbrbT.WatsonbDefinitelyyourfriendsyoumisscallingthemup.brbrbGirlArethereplanstotourAustraliaorwillyoubeheadingoffoverseasbrbrJbAbsolutelywellbeontourfromSeptember5thOctober10th.brbrbGirlNowletsgetonamorepersonallevelwhichoneofyouistheshiftiestmemberofthebandbrbrJbWatsonlaughsbrbrbT.WatsonbNowayAscammeryesbutshiftynobrbrbGirlFinallywhosnorestheloudestbrbrJbWatsonlaughsbrbrbT.WatsonbNowaybrbrbUGIRLS60SECONDQUIZubrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.auimgimagesjasonsingh.jpgborder0alignrightNameJasonSinghbbrbNicknamesbJasebrbStarSignbPiscesbrbrbFaveFoodbThaibrbFaveFilmbFerrisBuellersDayOffbrbFaveActorbEdwardNortonbrbFaveAnimalbDogbrbrbDescribeYourselfIn3WordsbLovingTrippyIndecisivebrbBestFeaturebMyLoyaltybrbWorstFeaturebImImpatientbrbPersonYouWouldMostLikeToMeetbPrincebrbHobbiesInterestsbExercisingMusicbrbrbFirstJobbInaVideoStorebrbATalentYouWishYouHadbIwishIcouldplaythedrumsbrbWhatCanYouNeverLeaveHomeWithoutbMyToothbrushbrbIfyouwereacartooncharacterwhichonewouldyoubebWoodyWoodpeckerbrbIfyouweretoldyouhadaminutetolivewhatwouldyoudobIdkissTimWildbrbWhatisthefirstthingyouthinkofwhenyouwakeupinthemorningbTheToiletbrbrbUGIRLS60SECONDQUIZubrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.auimgimagestimwild.jpgborder0alignrightNameTimWildbbrbNicknamesbWildybrbStarSignbLibrabrbrbFaveFoodbHamCheesePineappleToastedSandwichesbrbFaveFilmbBigbrbFaveActorbTomHanksbrbFaveAnimalbMonkeybrbrbDescribeYourselfIn3WordsbStrangePrivateEclecticbrbBestFeaturebMypatiencebrbWorstFeaturebWhenImhungryIfreakoutbrbPersonYouWouldMostLikeToMeetbPaulMcCartneybrbHobbiesInterestsbExtremeSportsbrbrbFirstJobbPaintingCarsbrbATalentYouWishYouHadbTheabilitytobuildahousebrbrbUGIRLS60SECONDQUIZubrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.auimgimagestimwatsontaxiride.jpgborder0alignrightNameTimWatsonbbrbNicknamesbWattobrbStarSignbGeminibrbrbFaveFoodbJapaneseThaibrbFaveFilmbTheAlienseriesbrbFaveActorbSeanConnerybrbFaveAnimalbCatbrbrbDescribeYourselfIn3WordsbHumorousTalkativeIrritablebrbBestFeaturebQuickmindbrbWorstFeaturebSlowmindbrbPersonYouWouldMostLikeToMeetbNostradamusbrbHobbiesInterestsbReadingvideogamesPlaystation2brbrbFirstJobbDeliveringprescriptiondrugsbybikebrbATalentYouWishYouHadbTeleportationbrbWhatCanYouNeverLeaveHomeWithoutbMykeysbrbIfyouwereacartoon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