the band

This is the home of iconic Australian rock band 1927.

 

Known for enduring hits such as 'That's When I Think of You', 'Compulsory Hero', 'To Love Me', 'Scars', 'Don't Forget Me', and of course, 'If I Could', 1927 made a devastating entry into the ears of its listeners with the Quintuple Platinum selling album '…ish' in 1988, which earned the band a number of ARIA awards as well as a lot of fans along the way.

 

Having followed up '…ish' with the multi platinum second album 'The Otherside', a self-titled third album, and countless live shows at home and abroad, the last couple of decades have earned 1927 legendary status.

 

Now after more than ten years, 1927 have released a new studio album "Generation i".

 

 It may just be the bands finest album yet...

HOW DID U GET THE NAME 1927?

We were only weeks away from releasing the bands first single "That's When I Think Of You" and still had no band name that everyone could agree on. From memory some of the names that had been suggested were - Out Of The Blue, RX, Sanity Clause and 1927. The solution was to throw the lot into a hat and draw one out. 1927 was it.

WHAT DOES 1927 MEAN?

1927 came from something that was said around the studio during the recording of "…ish". "haven't heard you play so well since 1927…" etc. Food, dress sense, refreshments, farts - everything was fair game.

WHAT DOES …ISH MEAN?

That was another stupid thing doing the rounds during the recording of that record. "Oh that was good…ish…" or simply "…your vocal is sounding kinda …ish…" (not quite there). Then of course when asked what kind of band 1927 was the only honest reply was "rock…ish or pop…ish or… you get the idea.

WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING FOR THE  LAST 20 YEARS?

I challenge anyone to recall what they've been up to for the last 20 years - it's a very long time….

Suffice to say, being a creative soul, one tends to "create" things. Some good some bad. Mostly though, living and experiencing life. Ups and downs just like everyone else, which in turn become the catalyst for the "things" I create.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?

I honestly don't have one.

DO YOU STILL ENJOY PLAYING LIVE?

Stupid question.

 

ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT YOUR MUSIC IS SO ENDURING?

Of course I am. I'm sure that any artist whose music is still valid 2 decades on would say the same thing.

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