Melbourne’s The Braves are touring WA in support of their current album, Carry On The Con. Having taken the LP out on the road, guitarist Kelly Watson is pleased with what it accomplished.
“Albums always have their twists and turns,” he notes, “sometimes inhibitors flourish and sometimes your limitations can tend to your ambitions. Carry On The Con, like our other albums, has a varied scope in its songwriting which is a tricky thing to sonically piece together, but I think we achieved what we asked of ourselves.”
They visit there often and indeed there’s something very European about The Braves. Would they consider setting up shop over there?
“A Chateau in France?” Kelly posits. “A Tuscan villa? Maybe a Chalet for the winter period? It would be so very nice, wouldn't it? We'd have a lot to answer for, but maybe we will ditch the return flight home this year.”
For now, the focus is on the WA dates, including a show at the Indian Ocean Hotel (with Day Of The Dead and Sick Pose) on January 18, as part of the Dali Land extravaganza at Metro City on January 19 and at The Aardvark on January 20.
“Besides playing to a new audience in what we have been told is a beautiful part of Australia, we come invited in the name of celebrating the creative acts of some incredible artists. That’s quite a thrill.”
With a surreal start to the New Year at some point will then kick in. Fortunately, reality sounds pretty good indeed…
“We’re planning to tour Europe in the coming months,” Watson says, “and hopefully play some festivals over there. We plan on releasing more music that exceeds our previous works, and hope to play to as many people as possible and buy some of those European dwellings we mentioned to you before.”