Indica have a love for performing music that dances between the heavy and the spiritual, performing interpretations of classic sounds laid out before them. Slow Burner is an aptly named track - starting slow and ominous before eventually cutting into majestic key changes, backed by hypnotic, pounding drums that pull the listener from a trance into a headbang.
Indica are supporting Windhand and Cough for their show at Crowbar in Brisbane on Sunday April 2. Guitarist and Vocalist Jay Talati shares a few thoughts ahead of the show as part of our Two Minutes With... series.
What are five words you’d use to describe your band?
Total annihilation through sonic rehabilitation.
What drew you guys to putting forward the spacious elements and grungier tone of your music?
Bands like NAAM, Toner Low and Ufomammut all sound huge and cavernous, which we love. The Melvins are also a common love within the ranks, so that makes its way through quite heavily.
What’s been going on in the world of Indica as of late?
We have recently spent a cool day with Chris Brownbill at Underground Audio preparing for the recording of our next album. The demos we have are seriously exciting, and we can't wait to share the material with everyone soon!
Quickly tell us about an album that’s shaped the band in one way or another.
"The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull" by Earth has impacted everyone in the band in many ways.
What can people expect at one of your gigs?
Aural explorations and feedback explosions, fantastic mental vistas and golden solar rays, the utter dissolution of space and time, and scraping the dimensional walls for its thick sweet resin.
If you could open for any Australian or New Zealand based artist, who would it be and why? Feel free to choose acts that no longer exist.
Masters Apprentices, Buffalo, Blackfeather or Mournful Congregation from Australia, and Meth Drinker from New Zealand would be great bands to play with.
What’s the best compliment you’ve received at a show? What’s the weirdest?
Having strangers come up and say that their minds were blown is a great feeling. Once we were complimented on a cover... We had played a set of only originals. Not exactly sure how to take that hah!