Brisbane Rockers Mecha Mecha Are Amped For What The Future Holds

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Mecha Mecha are an alternative rock band based Brisbane. Mecha Mecha are an alternative rock band based Brisbane.

Brisbane dark indie rockers, Mecha Mecha have dropped a brand-new single titled 'Grease The Hinges Part 1'.

The band consists of brothers Angelo (drums) and Walter (various instruments and singer) plus Isaac Vincent (violin, harmonies), with the boys saying artists like Muse are their 'muse'.

Pulling from their favourite sounds of art rock, prog rock with a splash of gothic elements, Mecha Mecha have created with 'Grease The Hinges Part 1' something they say they're not only proud of, but have been working on for an entire decade.

Sitting down with brothers Angelo and Walter, the boys spoke about how the lockdown, musical inspiration, and how with their mate Isaac have created this soundscape.

"It took 20 minutes to write, then it took 10 years to write!" laughs Angelo. "It was a song Walter wrote a long time ago when he was under pressure to write lots of songs.

"I think it's one of the best songs he ever wrote and then it took ten years worth of changing it.

"We never felt like it was a song that we thought was great, and now after all this time, we've kind of come full circle back to where it was in the beginning."



"We did actually rip it in half," Walter interjects. "We did! We added a whole other half of the song in there!"

"We never wanted to be one of those bands who has 'part one' and 'part two' versions of songs, because we're not writing prog, but this just sort of happened," adds Angelo about the creative process behind 'Grease The Hinges Part 1'.

"There were so many parts in this song; we took out a whole section and it just became another song, so expect part two in the near future."

Allowing themselves to let go with this sound, new digital production and knocking down the restricting walls, the new song and upcoming work from Mecha Mecha includes amazing synth sounds and a solo from Isaac that has been dubbed "not to miss".

With Mecha Mecha able to modestly name over 20 people who are to be thanked for their assistance in moulding the song into shape, the brothers say 'Grease The Hinges Part 1' is something very special to the band.

"Twenty-five people probably worked on the music and the video [clip], and we've had help from people from other bands," Walter says.

"Just lots of external help and it really shows in this piece because it's so big in scale. It's bigger than what we'd normally be able to pull off."



And with their new music video recently dropped, Walter and Angelo explain how they allowed themselves to completely let loose, which resulted in a production that is more dramatic and theatrical than ever before.

The process meant as much to the band as the end result, and they are excited to show their new, completely digital live set-up.

"We have upgraded our live rig to be a lot more professional. People can expect to hear a replication of studio sounds, we have gone digital so the quality of the sound is much clearer.

"This song includes an electric violin put through a guitar amp with a bass with no electric guitar. It gives us that unique sound, kind of ripping off '90s style bands," Walter explains.

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