As their name professes, Melbourne’s Rockin Volts have one aim in mind. Bringing back Aussie rock and returning it to the top of the charts.
With their recently released single “Rockin Volts” the band reiterates their call to arms the best and only way they know how.
“Absolutely”! exclaimed drummer and founding member Dean Weedon. “That song is for our forefathers that came before us musically. In the lyric clip, there are shots of AC/DC and Airbourne and without them, there is no Rockin Volts. It really means a lot to us and the song is a tribute to them. In fact, the whole E.P is a tribute to them”.
In a bold display of self-confidence, “Rockin Volts” anoints the band themselves as the saviours of Aussie rock. On most occasions, this would come off as possibly a little overconfident but listening to the song you can’t help but think maybe they are right.
“I started the band six years ago”, Weedon said, “and to have a song that’s named after the band – as I said earlier – is really about paying homage to the bands that paved the way for us. There’s not a lot of rock music – or straight up Aussie rock music – which is sad so we wanna make a difference and be an extremely loud band and try to conquer the world”!
Rockin Volts bio pulls no punches in declaring just that, proudly declaring their intent to bring back the glory days of rock, but Weedon also acknowledges that first there must be nothing short of blood, sweat and musical tears.
“Really it’s just about releasing new music when we can”, he said. “We can’t wait for this current shit to get sorted so we can get in and finish our debut album. There’s not a lot of Aussie rock in this country at the moment but we know we have just got to take things one gig at a time”.
In the full interview, Dean runs us through the single in more detail, talks about last years self-titled EP, talks about the bands’ inspirations and discusses the fine line between imitation and inspiration and where to draw that line, talks about Aussie rock and it’s current state, introduces the rest of Rockin Volts, talks more on the upcoming album and more.