Australian indie rockers Eliza & The Delusionals! They recently released their U.S. debut single "Just Exist" which landed a #1 position at SiriusXM's defining alternative rock station Alt Nation.
Topping U.S. charts all the way from Australia isn’t exactly an easy feat for a new indie rock band, but Cooking Vinyl’s latest signing ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS has done just that, having landed a recent #1 position at SiriusXM’s defining alternative rock station Alt Nation with its U.S. debut single “JUST EXIST.” Proving that its explosive U.S. debut isn’t a fluke, premier alt rock shed headliners SILVERSUN PICKUPS have tapped the group to be main support on the West Coast leg of their 2020 tour of the States. Full list of dates below!
One of the most exciting groups to emerge from Australia’s hyper-buzzing Gold Coast, Eliza & the Delusionals is led by frontwoman Eliza Klatt and has been making waves on its native continent since its inception in early 2015 with a sound that has been likened to that of Catfish & The Bottlemen and Alex Lahey.
We were able to as a few question for the band to get a little more familiar with them and see what is new..
Tell us a little bit about the band and how long you have been together for some of our readers that may not know about the band?
We’re from Australia between Pottsville Beach, the Gold Coast and Brisbane. We’ve been touring and recording music together for the better part of 3 years now.
What got you into music and what keeps you going night after night playing?
For me personally, I remember going to see Coldplay when I was about 12. It was my first concert, and it was one of the most amazing shows ever. I had loved music from a really young age but that concert was when I knew that music was what I wanted to do as a career. I was lucky enough to meet Kurt and Tex, who shared the same passion for music and playing shows. The love of music and our songs and the energy of live shows is what keeps us going, even when things get tough.
So, what is new with the band?..New Album out? New Videos?
At the moment we’ve been working on a few things for 2020. We can’t say much about it but we will definitely have new music for next year.
If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing right now?
I really don’t know. I’ve had my heart in music for the most part of my life, but I think I would definitely still be doing something in the creative/arts industry.
What is the weirdest or funniest question you have ever been asked?
This one 😉
If you can have your fans remember you for one thing, what would that be?
I’d have to say our songs. They’re what we work the hardest on. Or our live shows. That would be cool too.
On a scale of one to 2593, How good is your new single compared to your last single? (my attempt at humor, but please still answer)
I think I can speak for the whole band when I say 2593 haha. I think ‘Just Exist’ is definitely the song we are most proud of that we’ve released.
What do you feel is the best song your have release to date and why?
I guess the previous question answers this – but I think the way that this song has connected with so many people in different ways is really special for us. It’s also one of the funnest ones to play at shows, there’s always extra energy when we play this one live.
Do you think you can get any better as a musician/singer? And if so, How would you achieve that?
I think you can always improve on anything, I don’t think I’ll ever be satisfied with myself or my songwriting. I always want to write something better than the last thing I did.
If you could give your fans one random fact about you that you think they should (or should “not” know) about you what would that be?
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Maybe yellow? It’s a fun colour but really calming. I don’t know haha. It’s also the name of a great song.
Who are you inspired by?
I think the interesting thing between us is that we all come from really different influences and musical backgrounds. Like completely opposite genres. But we do have a bunch of collective influences like The 1975 and Catfish & the Bottlemen to name a few.
What’s an average day like for you?
Personally I’m a really routine-based person. I get weird without some sort of routine in the day. I try and get up early, usually go outside for a bit if it’s not too hot at home or spend the day writing or playing guitar. I also love doing art and playing my Switch in the downtime haha (it’s also a tour essential).
Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans
I guess we just interact with fans like anyone, I’m always super thankful for coming to the show or buying a shirt or even just coming up to say hey. It’s always surreal hearing someone even say they’re “a fan”.
Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
Not really performance anxiety. Personally I struggle with anxiety more in the travel part of touring – or pretty much every other aspect of being a musician other than playing the shows. It’s therapeutic playing on stage.
Tell me about your favorite performance venues
There are a few amazing venues back home in Australia. The Tivoli and The Triffid in Brisbane are definitely some of our favourites (to play and to watch shows at) collectively.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
To always remember that no one will ever put their heart into your music and art more than you will. Try and put what’s best for your music and career first.
w/ Silversun Pickups
2/4/20 Ventura Theater (Ventura, CA)
2/5/20 Observatory (Santa Ana, CA)
2/7/20 Wiltern (Los Angeles, CA)
2/8/20 Fox Theater (Oakland, CA)
2/10/20 House of Blues (Las Vegas, NV)
2/12/20 The Union Event Center (Salt Lake City, UT)
2/13/20 Belly Up (Aspen, CO)
2/14/20 Ogden Theatre (Denver, CO)
2/16/20 Cain’s Ballroom (Tulsa, OK)
2/18/20 House of Blues (Houston, TX)
2/19/20 Stubb’s BBQ (Austin, TX)
2/20/20 House of Blues (Dallas, TX)
2/22/20 The Fillmore (New Orleans, LA