q and also a :: Super Wild Horses

Amy and Hayley, the Melbourne-based musical duo known as Super Wild Horses sent us these answers to our questions in this next installment of the q and also a series.

Super Wild Horses

q: What is the last song you (really) heard?

amy: It’s Because I Love You (youtube) by The Master’s Apprentices. For some reason I always thought this song was by Cat Stevens. Dunno why. I gave it a really good listen today and it’s a killer tune.


hayley: Me About You (youtube) by 60’s psych band Gandalf. It’s on of those tunes that could get forgotten on an album but it’s an absolute beauty.


q: What is your favorite beverage?

a: Caipirinhas. I was introduced to these in Brasil a couple of years ago. They became a staple of my diet whilst in Sao Paulo and I wish i could get a decent one here!

h: An Old Fashioned. Love those cherries.

q: What is your favorite band to see live?

a: We were lucky to play with Thee Oh Sees on their recent trip to Australia. We’ve seen them a few times now and they’re a great live band. Eddy Current Suppression Ring have always been mind-blowing. There was a band called The Darling Downs (Kim Slamon and Ron Peno) who were playing in Melbourne a couple of years back and they were wonderful to watch. Ron Peno is such a charismatic frontman and I don’t think I ever heard an audience member making a sound while he held court on stage.

Ruby Go Home (mp3) by Thee Oh Sees
Anxiety (mp3) by Eddy Current Suppression Ring

Streamable: Circa ’65 (soundcloud) by The Darling Downs

h: I don’t get to see this band as much as I should, but Clairy Browne and The Bangin Rackettes are a killer live band complete with leopard print back up singers, sax and enviable doo wop moves. So much fun.

Streamable: Lean Lanky Daddy (youtube)

q: What is your favorite venue in NYC (if applicable)?

a: I’ve only been to NYC once (on our tour there last year) and we played at Death by Audio, a really great venue run by some cool cats. I always wanted to visit the Apollo Theater.

h: I like Arlene’s Grocery and DBA.

q: What piece(s) of culture are you really really excited about right now?

a: There’s a new art museum that’s opened up in Hobart (in Tasmania, the island off the south coast of Australia) called MONA – The Musuem of Old & New Art. I went down for the opening and it’s a really inspirational place, from the architecture to the collection. It’s been funded and opened by a guy with Asperger’s who made his fortune by running a gambling syndicate based on a ‘winning’ numbers formula – he’s made it free to the public and it’s a great thing to have in a small town like Hobart. It gave me faith in humanity to see a guy pour so much much money and energy into something for the people –

h: Kung fu movies. I’ve just been introduced to some amazing films and soundtracks from the 70’s. Lady Snowblood is one of the most stunning films I’ve seen in a long time. Apart from digging up old films I’m also really enjoying a Melbourne artist called Peter Green – in particular his folk inspired sculptures of space men and giant toads wearing sun hats. They look like they’ve been made out of sugar in the most beautiful murky pastel colours. I couldn’t stop myself from going back to his last exhibition and I can’t wait to see what hes going to pull out next.

q: Anything we should know about your latest project (whatever that might be)?

a: A split 7″ with Reading Rainbow is out on HoZac pretty soon. A few more collaborations coming out this year and we’re also recording a second album around May in NYC.

Editor’s Note: Reading Rainbow have their own q and also ahere.

Here is a video plus a few mp3s from Super Wild Horses.

Streamable: Golden Town (vimeo)

What Started The Noise (mp3)
Mess Around (mp3)
Golden Town (mp3)

Be sure to check out the rest of the q and also a series… here.

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