Album Focus: Pat Chow

19 November 2015 | 2:07 pm | Bob Gordon

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You’ve just wrapped up the East Coast portion of your album tour, how did it go and what were the highlights?

The tour was sick. We hit up Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. We met so many great people along the way, had a blast. Adelaide crowd was off-tits as was Melbourne at the Old Bar. MVP Goldy ‘I lost me keys!’ Meredith.

How man times have you ventured East now? Have you witnessed a tangible growth in you profile and pull there?

We’ve been east three times now. It was our first time in Adelaide and Brisbane and we played Frankie’s Pizza Bar in Sydney where there’s bound to be a crowd. Melbourne was awesome, always is.

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Two years’ work went into this album, how’s it feel to be out and playing shows in support of it?

It’s great to have it out there! Feels good, man.

The twin concepts on ‘90s’ and ‘grunge’ are often applied to Pat Chow’s music. Do you get a little tired of hearing that?

Nah, it’s cool. We mainly describe ourselves as a grunge band. However we are not attempting a ‘90s revival. It’s just the way music sounds when you play a guitar.

Your gigging schedule has been really consistent since pre-The Big Splash band comp two years ago. What has that done for the three of you as a band, and as mates in that band?

Jamie (Gallacher, drums), Goldy (Andrew Meredith, bass) and I are tight. In doing all these shows there have been highs and lows, but we always try to support each other and not be dickheads.

We’re staring down the barrel of 2016 - what’s ahead for Pat Chow?

We definitely wanna record the next album. We’ve got some tunes in the works. That and gig.

Originally published in X-Press Magazine