03 Dec Bag Raiders Interview & Mix on Singapore Community Radio Episode #114
Bag Raiders rose to worldwide acclaim through their iconic track “Shooting Stars” which went viral in 2009. The duo have now returned with their long- awaited, sophomore album ‘Horizons’, out via Island Records Australia. Conceived, written and recorded all over the globe, ‘Horizons’ features a stunning cast of Australian collaborators including Mickey Kojak, Panama, Tora and The Kite String Tangle.
Following up on the release, Bag Raiders recently wrapped up their sold out national ‘Horizons’ album tour featuring a stunning new audiovisual live show and selling over 3500 tickets nationwide. Check out our interview with the duo then listen their new mix done for Singapore Community Radio.
To begin with, What’s the last song you listened to?
Walking in the dark – Metronomy
How did the song writing process for Horizons begin? (Was there something that sparked the inspiration to put out the record)
It was a culmination of years of traveling and playing shows, thinking about music, talking about music. There was no one spark, it was more a long journey with ups and downs and everything in between along the way. That’s why the idea of a Horizon felt to us like such a good symbol for the record. It’s something in the distance you can move towards but never actually reach.
Your track Wild At Heart featuring Mickey Kojak has an amazing music video. Could you share some insight on how that came about?
Haha yes it’s a great one! As soon as someone came to us with the idea for a clip with dogs we were all in!! Big doggo lovers here!
How do you maintain your creativity without burning out?
It’s important to travel, to refresh, to look after your ears. And also to realise that it’s not always going to be fun, sometimes making music is hard work. You have to be prepared for that as much as the fun inspiring times – cause you need both to make a record!
Is there a country you would like to play at and why?
We’ve been lucky enough to play all over! Maybe Italy. That’s one spot we haven’t played yet but both love to travel to. Put that on the list please!
Could you describe Bag Raiders in 3 words?
Hungry, Happy, Hairy
Lastly, if someone wanted to get to know Bag Raiders in three songs, what would they be?
How Long, Anchor and (of course) Shooting Stars.
Singapore Community Radio Episode #114 – 03.12.2019 Episode Ft. Bag Raiders
Singapore Community Radio presents its new episode in time for the holiday season. This time with an exclusive mix by Australian electronic music duo Bag Raiders. By all means, listen to the mix down below.