Perkins, Tex -and The Fat Rubber Band-
Through the recent years of lockdowns and silence and having too much time to think, Tex Perkins always found solace in the company of song. Having his friend Matt Walker as a co-writer-conspirator, Perkins revelled in the experience which prompted the forming and recording of the first Fat Rubber Band album at Walker & #39s Stovepipe Studios with bassist Steve Hadley, drummer Roger Bergodaz and percussionist Evan Richards. After such an affirmative and creative experience Perkins was itching to commence work on what has become the bands second album, Other World. "The first Fat Rubber Band album was kind of deliberately a little ragged. A bit fuzzy around the edges" said Perkins. "There is a certain maturity that we now possess where ideas can be realised and take form very quickly. Weve become a real band. I think what you heard on the first album is the band being formed." Perkins explains "The magic came about with the help of over 40 years of experience from each of the Fat Rubber band members. Theyre all truly great players and theyre all really generous collaborators, so I guess what Im saying is, it doesnt matter what happens from here. Im very aware these days, with 100s of new releases each week, its harder than ever to get people to give a shit about a new album from anybody, let alone from a bunch of hairy blokes in their 50s from Australia fronted by a dude thats been around since the early eighties named Tex. Actually, I cant believe youre still reading this! But you know it doesnt really matter, Ive seen the magic."