Lint, Wollongong’s grunge/ sludge metal band are back in the studio working on their new album – fusing awesome new elements into their sound!
By Mandy Craig.
Lint get set to release their new album, ‘Existence’ near the end of the year, the new tracks bringing a darker, earthy doom sound that fans are sure to love. Talking with Lint at Main Street Studios last week, they revealed all you need to know about Existence.
Existence, following their previous live recording release from last year, ‘Transit of Venus’ is said to have more structured tracks, but still keeping the feel of improvisation that makes Lint’s music so deliciously unique. The big difference though for their new release is the adding of vocals, Clint taking the position as lead vocalist and Brad as backing vocals.
“I think overall its still got the things that we do the most.” Clint explained,
“ Its got parts with the heavy riffs; an element of improvisation, which you’ll hear on any other thing we’ve ever done before. It should sound like an actual progression for us, but add vocals.”
So who have been influences for Lint in the process of the new album?
“Definitely Baroness, Kylesa and probably a band called Elder” Clint revealed,
“It’s got a really raw sound, but the writing is very precise.”
When asked about the core meaning of the new album Existence, Brad laughed saying,
“We were just talking about this! It’s basically about life and death. Anything that sort of exists I guess has a finish, a start and an end point. It relates to when things become relevant and they don’t. I guess it’s a common thing in music now that, you know, people will make something and it’ll be the most amazing thing; will be the centre of the world for someone for a short amount of time and then completely forgotten, but the piece of music still exists and its not having any attention made to it. We didn’t really think about it in that way while writing the songs, but there was always the theme of life and death amongst everything.”
Discussing about their time in the studio, Lint described it as a relief to be back recording. A laid back environment listening to 80’s hair metal during breaks. Spending two full days recording live tracks and mixing on the third.
“We’ve had to do a lot of recording in two days, which we did about three weeks ago, two ten hour days. We had to basically get everything down in those days, so that was all backing tracks over dubs, vocals and anything else we had to add in. So three full days in the studio to get the whole album done.” Clint said.
So what has Lint considered to have worked well in the process of creating Existence?
“Probably the idea of putting down live backing tracks.” Clint explained.
Brad also added, “Yeah we got the energy – the improvisation that we’ve always liked…I think ‘Follower’ came together really well. It’s probably the first song that Clint has written completely himself for Lint. He did most of the tracking on it as well with the instruments.”
With the recording process of the title track for Existence explained to have gone extremely well, Brad also hinted that the track is one of the more structured songs on the album.
“I think when Dave and I first demoed it, it clicked immediately we really didn’t have any problems, and we tried things on that song that we don’t normally do…It was a bit scary to have something so structured and play the same way every time but it came together pretty well, it’s going be the centerpiece of the album.”
“Existence is probably my favourite, probably because its one of the most fun to play from my point of view.” Dave also added.
So what else do Lint have in store over then next few months? The Band talked about their new album some more, and also revealed that they plan on touring to Melbourne, Canberra and also Queensland through 2014.
“We want to actually get this album out where we haven’t got the other ones out to, some sort of distribution would be nice.” Brad explains. “That’s probably the only thing on the cards at the moment. We have a polished enough piece of work that we’re proud of.”
“Probably starting from next year, plenty of touring. I think that’s the main way to get music out there is to play live.” Added Clint.
Concluding Brad also revealed,
“We want to go to Queensland, we met some really nice bands from up Gold Coast and Brisbane and we helped them out with shows when they came down here so they’re happy to return the favour and I don’t know it just seems like a laid back place to play.”
Lint’s album, Existence will be released later in the year.
Next upcoming gig is November 16th, ‘Wollongong Metal Meeting’ at Dicey Riley’s, 12pm.
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