Band: The Cherry Dolls

Answered by: Joshua Aubry

Give us your wicked-cool backstory:
Bunch of mates playing rock’n’roll in Melbourne and people started taking us serious, so we stopped taking ourselves serious.

If your sound had to be described as a meal, what would it be? Nona’s famous home made spaghetti. You’ve tasted spaghetti, but never like this.

What is Viva Los Dolls about? Is there a particular theme or message that you want to convey? It’s just a balls-out rock’n’roll album, despite the single Blister, which is sort of a ballad. The rest is just everything we grew up listening to and wanting to do the same for our first record.
We want our fans to listen to the record for the first time and want to act on whatever they are feeling from it. Whether it be wanting to party and have fun, wanting to start a band of their own, wanting to take over the world ‘cause they are filled with joy and passion, we just want it to make people do what they really wanna to do!

Where did you record and why? Who did you work with? We recorded at a little studio in the small town of Altona next to the beach. I decided we were going to record our debut album in two days and Alex (our producer) suggested Colour Sound because it has an epic vintage desk that got the exact sound we were wanting.
We have worked with Alex Markwell for the last three years. It’s just easy, he knows us and we know him and his great what he does.

The worst thing that happened during recording was…: Espresso martinis were pretty fucking awful.

But the best thing was…: Writing half the album in the studio and tracking it in two days.

Tell us about your single Blister – what’s your creative process like? Jim (guitarist) wrote and recorded a demo of this song. I fell instantly in love with it and spent the better half of 2016 convincing him to let us use it. The song itself is about the passing of a dearly beloved friend, and how certain things don’t quite make sense until something insignificant happens and the reality of the bigger picture sinks in.

Other than other artists, what inspires your music? Brave Heart.

The no.1 most interesting thing about your band is: We all have a passion for a can of coke in the morning after a night out.

What’s your grand plan to take over Australia’s music scene?
Write good songs, play good shows, inspire other kids to do the same.