by Gordon Taylor of Infectious Unease Radio
60 are two piece band from Melbourne Victoria Australia.
I remember the first time I saw them. Their energy and
power on stage blew me away with the pleasure of excitement.
Their lyrics would echo in my head. They played tight
and hard and they were totally together, there vocals
express wonderful images. Naturally, I wanted to play
their music on Infectious Unease Radio. Rim 60 are a band
to look out for and they are ready and willing to deliver
their energy of music to all those that will listen with
open minds. Here they are, so enjoy.
BAND: RIM 60
Members: Chantelle + Shane
Discography: CD-R Promo (self titled)
GORDON TAYLOR OF INFECTIOUS UNEASE RADIO
April 9, 2004
At What age did you take up music, what inspired you,
and how did RIM 60 meet and begin?
13. I was forced to take keyboard lessons. I hated music
until I discovered the ability to write original material
and never looked back.
I was inspired by musical friends and family from an early
age. We met in 1997 over a beer and discovered our musical
compatibility a few years and a few beers later.
What previous bands have you been involved in? What styles
of music did you play in those bands?
I sang in a couple of ‘Alternative Rock’ bands
of no particular notoriety. I left through boredom and
lack of originality and landed here.
I lived in a warehouse in Richmond from an early age,
which had a huge band room. So I lived and jammed with
a plethora of varied musicians.
What instruments and equipment do you use when producing
and performing your music?
Chantelle + Shane: Magicians never
divulge their secrets. Come to a show and see for yourself!
What creative process do you go
through when composing your music?
Chantelle + Shane: Our songs usually come from a rhythmic
idea or a certain sample from our gear and the finished
product is an extension of that one element.
You have songs that express emotion.
What inspires you to write such lyrics for the music?
Chantelle + Shane: The lyrics are usually a reflection
of an emotion at that particular time. Essentially they
are quite introverted.
What was the inspiration behind
the songs Another Nation, Fate, and Whip?
Chantelle + Shane: As above, but thanks for naming the
you get the time, what music do you enjoy listening to?
Chantelle + Shane: Anything cutting edge, original. It
doesn’t really matter what genre, it just needs
to do something to make you feel that it deserves your
music has many styles of sound. To people who may not
have heard RIM 60, how would you describe your sound to
Chantelle + Shane: Morphing Electronic/Industrial/Darkwave/80’s
Computer game sounds.
do you think of the subculture in Melbourne, Australia?
Chantelle + Shane: There is a lot of amazing talent here,
but the scene is too small to provide the dedicated support
the artists deserve. This is why most look overseas.
has the response been for your promo CDs?
Chantelle + Shane: Great feedback and enthusiasm. It’s
long did it take to produce them?
Chantelle + Shane: Two half days, or six weeks, depending
on your drug intake! (Or which part of the answer you
choose to believe…)
Are you planning any up and coming
C: We are planning to tour the east coast of Australia
later this year, so the scene in Brisbane and Sydney can
see what we’re up to in Melbourne.
Which bands have you performed with?
Chantelle + Shane: Tankt, Cinematica, Sobriquet, SubSonic
Symphonee, Dandelion Wine, BasticH, TDM, assorted DJ’s
(including DJ Infectious!) and many more…
What gigs did you enjoy the most
and what was the audience response?
Chantelle: Playing with Tankt in Melbourne. Great guys
that play great music.
Shane: We are always happy with our audience response,
the most surprising being when we were approached after
playing one song during sound check – maybe they
there been any gigs, which you have not enjoyed so much?
Shane: Yes. When the St Kilda Inn was swarming with yuppies.
Chantelle: A long story, but you get the picture…
Is there anything special incorporated
within your performances?
Chantelle: Lighting, animated backdrops and lots of energy!
When you have a performance, what
goes through your mind on stage? What is it that you feel?
What sort of emotions do you go through when the eyes
of the audience are on you?
Chantelle: Adrenalin. Pure and simple.
What memorable experiences have
you had being in RIM 60?
Chantelle: Playing live with my SG (Gibson Guitar).
Do you have any funny or interesting
experiences you would like to talk about?
Shane: A man walks into a bar….
In which countries do you receive
the most response?
Chantelle: Australia (unless The Isle of Man doesn’t
have email, then we couldn’t be sure!)
What are your future plans?
Shane: To have an official overseas release.
Chantelle: To tour internationally.
Is there anything you would like
to say to the readers out there?
Shane: If you read this far without skipping any, thank
Chantelle: To everyone who helped us get this far, thank
you. To everyone that stood in the way – fuck you.