Cairns is a place better known for its harmony and tranquillity, but in a musical sense of mind, it has always had a darker, rockier side that is perfectly captured on ‘Home Sweet Nowhere’, the debut album from local musical hooligans Bigfoot Mafia.
“I think the main goal that we had with the album was we wanted it to be an honest representation of our live sound,” explained vocalist and bass player Robert Bryant. “Rather than go into the studio and make a studio album, we hired a music venue. We hired the Understage at Kuranda Music Theatre and we set up live. Basically, we just turned everything up really loud and put microphones in front of it and had some fun; no click tracks, just us. It’s a fairly live, raw sort of sound. There are little mistakes here and there but that’s what we like about it. It’s an honest, raw representation but it also sounds like a live band. It doesn’t sound like a band with a bunch of separation, it sounds like a live band.”
In the full interview we are introduced to the rest of the band, with each member discussing the album, the reasons for recording locally, the thought process that goes into a debut album, why it took 18 months to get the first music out there for the fans, winning the Passport to Airlie Battle of the Bands, playing with Clowns and King Parrot, plus the difficulties of making it as a band from the Northern part of Queensland and how Bigfoot Mafia plan to succeed where so many others have failed.
Learn more about BIGFOOT MAFIA: https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/bigfoot-mafia