Single Focus: Voltaire Twins

30 April 2015 | 3:36 pm | Staff Writer

Answered by: Jaymes Voltaire

Single title? Long Weekend

What’s the song about? It’s about those weird, addictive relationships where you can’t resist someone, even when they’re terrible for you.

How long did it take to write/record? We wrote it in Perth at my parents’ house, then recorded it in Melbourne last year soon after moving over.

Is this track from a forthcoming release/existing release? It’s the first single from our upcoming album, Milky Waves.

What was inspiring you during the song’s writing and recording? It was a hot Perth summer. We’d both quit our jobs and walked away from our lives to move to Melbourne and make music and we were feeling wistful and nostalgic and deep.

We’ll like this song if we like... Summery dance music with sad, wintery lyrics.

Do you play it differently live? It’s a lot more stripped live – guitar, synth, drum machine and vocals. Punchy, simple and rough.

When and where is your launch/next gig? 2 May at Brighton Up Bar.

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