Logic Defies Logic is one of those rare bands that capture your attention on every level.
Their music and sound are refreshingly unique while still maintaining a familiarity in parts that gnaws at your subconsciousness, while their live performances are frequently spoken about as though already folklore in some circles. But above all else, they are renowned for their quirky and light-hearted film clips that showcase the band with an abstract humour and lack of conformity that many of their peers are reluctant to express.
That was until the clip for latest single ‘Burn The Witches’ where they upped the ante by revealing… a lyric video!
“That was a combination of timing and trying to budget, to be honest”, laughed guitarist Ollie Wright. “like you say, dude, we always have fun putting together the performance videos and they’ve been typically easy in the past because we’ve just done everything ourselves or got friends to film or used my old workshop as a setting and build the sets ourselves but this time around due to timing and poor planning we used the little budget we had towards organising the tour. It’s a bit of a compromise because when you’ve got a video you’ve got it for life but I still do like the lyric video (laughs)”.
To put things in perspective, previous single ‘Suits and Ladders’ was a rollicking funfest that centred around the band kicking their heels up on a farm, resplendent in Farmer Joe overalls and dead skin masks.
“Oh dude, twelve bucks off e-bay”! Wright roared. “That’s why we did it like that. Most connoisseurs can tell it’s definitely a tip of the hat to Primus‘ ‘Winona’s Big Brown Beaver’ but it really suited the vibe of the song. It’s got that country sort of Van Halen upbeat with a barnyard boot-stomping type vibe and we figured because it was so cheap and nasty and we’ve got the masks already we put them on and it was pretty funny so we ran with it”.
In the full interview Ollie discusses new single ‘Burn The Witches’, attempts to explain the meaning behind the title of ‘Suits & Ladders’, the feel-good nature of Logic Defies Logic and their music, the limitations they place on themselves musically or lack thereof, how the two singles relate to future new music, the mixing of genres that is the essence of the band, the line between imitation and inspiration in music and where it should be drawn, starting life as an instrumental band and why they decided to expand and include a vocalist after relocating to Melbourne from New Zealand.
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