Back with their new Zonoscope album, the Aussie synth-lords return with a UK tour this Easter
Finally released from their long imprisonment in the studio working on their new album, Cut Copy present the hard-earned results, ‘Zonoscope’, on noneother than cult Aussie label Modular. Now set to embark on their UK tour this March, hitting Glasgow, Manchester, and London, the epic synth-influenced outfit will be playing bangers like their latest single ‘Need You Now’, out on the 4th April, as head in the making-of-the-album video series over on Cut Copy’s Youtube. Their bassist, Ben Browning gives us his top picks for what to do and where to go…
Can you recommend...
... three new acts?
Toro Y Moi - Don't know much about Toro, but everything I've heard is really good. They're playing at the same festival as us next week and I'm excited to see them.
World's End Press - They're a Melbourne band, newly formed and have one EP. They're started to do some big supports live. I saw them play a few months ago and it was one of the best shows I saw last year. Amazing energy and a really cool sound.
Nile Delta - Long time dance producer/writer (Joel Dickson) has a new name to go by. Just released a new 12" on Cutters Records. Smooth stuff.
...three old acts?
Todd Rundgren - Genius. Everybody should get deep into Rundgren. Definitely ahead of his time as a home studio freak out guy.
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Inspiring, unique melodies and production. Underneath his sonic abstractions are beautiful heart wrenching songs.
Yellow Magic Orchestra - 1970s Japanese techno wonderful.
...a record label?
... a film?
Blue Valentine - Awesome film, with a great soundtrack.
... a book?
Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald - I was obsessed with all his books last year. This one was my favourite.
... something on YouTube?
I managed to watch this amazing documentary on the making of Wes Anderson's film The Life Aquatic. But you should probably buy the DVD with all the special features.
... a shop / place to eat?
Proud Mary Cafe in Melbourne. I could name a few places in Melbourne. This place was our starting point for each day whilst making the record.
...a place to go?
Lisbon, Portugal. I want to live there.
... something to do on a day off?
Sleep, eat, read, go shopping.
... a song everyone should hear?
Iggy Pop's original version of 'China Girl'