While the lure of bright light in the big city has always been the stuff of dreams and legends in the music industry, more often than not that pipe dream turns out to be just that.
Not so for Aussie brothers Jake and Luke Davies who packed up and left their home country for the pursuit of musical salvation after relocating to Long Beach, California.
Now, suddenly faced with a massive world from which to launch their craft – including a wide array of new temptations and influences – the brothers tasted the delights California had to offer before finding their feet and realising their goal.
Now entrenched in Californian rock outfit Of Limbo, Jake and Luke are living the dream, recently releasing their latest single California Demon.
HEAVY caught up with Jake to find out more.
“It’s doing good,” he smiled of the early reception received by the track. “We even had the Alice In Chains singer Will Duvall give some praise for it, so we were pretty pumped on that. When those kinds of things come in, it makes it all worthwhile. A lot of our peeps have liked it a lot. I think it’s angered a few people that maybe took it the wrong way – a few Christian conspiracy people maybe took it a little bit too seriously and thought that we might have actually sold our souls to Satan – but aside from those few people it has been received pretty well.“
In the full interview, Jake talks more about the song, the musical side of it, whether it is a stand-alone track or part of a bigger cycle picture, the history on Of Limbo and their move from Australia, their influences and finding the balance between imitation and inspiration, settling into music in California from Australia, how different the music scenes are between the two countries, their live shows and making them fun, future plans and more.