Austrian band Mother’s Cake says we can expect ‘jet-lagged injected rock awesomeness’ from its gigs in India
For the past decade, Austrian rock band Mother’s Cake have been making waves with their addictive mix of funk, hard rock and progressive/ psychedelic vibes. Famous for songs Soul Prison, Creation’s Finest and The Killer, the band has opened for Alice In Chains, The Stooges, Limp Bizkit, Deftones and more. We speak to the drummer Jan Haussels about the band's journey, inspirations and what they expect from India:
You've been playing for the past ten years, how do you think your sound has changed?
I’d say we started out pretty funky/wild with a tendency for chaos, had a rough and dirty sounding midlife crisis during our mid 20’s and shook hands with modern times recently.
From your music, which is your favorite track?
Usually, a song that didn’t make it to the set list for a longer time. Those feel always very fresh and you get that: "I totally forgot that song’s quite awesome“ - moment. Right now that’s Soul Prison for me.
Which bands do you take inspiration from?
It might sound corny but Inspiration is everywhere. We don’t focus on specific artists. At least we stopped after being a band for a while. The biggest ones of our early days were The Mars Volta, Hendrix, RHCP, Deep Purple and let’s throw in King Crimson and Zappa as well!
What can we expect from your Indian gigs?
Jet-lagged injected rock awesomeness!
An what are you expecting from your time here?
A big massive culture shock with the result of a mind-blowing experience.
What are you working on next?
We’ll dedicate the cold months (February and March we got it freeeezing over here)
to write new material and hopefully get the ball rolling for a new record.
February 1. At The Humming Tree, Bengaluru
February 3, SulaFest ‘19, Nashik