The duo recently found themselves in Japan, where they created the music videos for ‘Inside Your Mind‘ and ‘I Just Wanna Be Somebody Else‘ as well as a brand new LP. Getting out of Australia gave them some time together to create a shared vision and explore different avenues for their music. “We [as a society] are very quick to say things are weird or uncomfortable, and I think the bullish artistic merit that comes out of Japan excites me to take Gypsy & the Cat into interesting places.” Bacash says.
Mixed by Gypsy & The Cat’s Xavier Bacash, the band enlisted the mixing skills of Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, MGMT, Neon Indian, The Flaming Lips) for ‘Inside Your Mind’, and album mastering from Mike Marsh (Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx, Depeche Mode). Sonically, Virtual Islands is the band’s most ambitious and personal project to date.
If you want a taste of new music before August, they’re playing at Melbourne Public this Sunday, tix here.