Their new single, 'Meet You There', will feature on their new record titled 'Brothers', which only seems fitting after band members have formed such a strong bond between themselves. Brenton Perry says the band are inseparable and have reflected this in the film clip for the new single.
"We like to have a laugh. We're all best friends you know, we spend every minute together. I don't know if that's weird or not?" Brenton says. "We threw these ideas around for the clip and thought 'maybe another performance one', but that was getting a bit old, so we thought 'let's try this. Let's just dress up and act like dicks.'"
It works. With the guys sporting mullets, sloppy joes, high-waisted jeans and sneakers, it's nothing short of a hilarious and lighthearted showcase of how much the lads love mucking around together. Even King Kong makes an appearance.
"A lot of bands I hear about fight with each other. It sort of seems weird for us because we like to have a laugh and I think being too serious can be detrimental sometimes," Brenton says. "We just wanted to show a bit of a funnier side to us."
After six years of being together, My Echo are set to release their debut album with a national tour to promote it. Brenton says it's hard to pin-point just one thing that has inspired the writing of 'Brothers'.
"I know that's the most cliche answer you'll ever get. I try and let the music dictate what the song is going to be about," Brenton says.
"If it sounds creepy then I sort of want the lyrics and melody to sound creepy. You have this great idea that you want to write a song about X and that song doesn't really warrant the lyrics being about X."
As the longest-standing member of the band, Brenton admits it wasn't always about music for him.
"I started really late. I was so into skateboarding and [even though] it wasn't really what I wanted to do with my life, at the time, it was all I cared about. I came home from school one day and mum had bought a guitar and booked in some lessons for me. I was telling her that 'it sucked and was so lame, all I want to do is skate'."
After one lesson learning to play a Green Day song, he realised his love for music and swapped his skateboard for a guitar. My Echo's debut album will feature songs the group have shaped and crafted across a number of years. Brenton admits it's been a challenge at times.
"I'm a bit of a slow writer... maybe it's because I pick things apart too much, but I have a difficult time just relaxing and letting it happen.
“There's songs on there that are brand new, we've resurrected a few old ones that we started many years ago. Once we had the music the guys came down to where I live and we'd all work on the lyrics. It was good to have the guys around, it felt very collective."
My Echo Tour Dates11-12 Mar - Sydney Tattoo Expo (Sydney)
Thu 16 Mar - The Cambridge Hotel (Newcastle)
Fri 17 Mar - Brighton Up Bar (Sydney)
Sat 18 Mar - Rad Bar (Wollongong)
Thu 23 Mar - Woolly Mammoth (Brisbane)
Fri 24 Mar - Currumbin Creek Tavern (Gold Coast)