Jan 2, 2012

The Mad Pride - Indie folk from Australia (E100)

About: The Mad Pride, brainchild of Rowan Galagher.

"Combining 60s psychedelia, apocalyptic folk, post-rock, neoclassical and darkwave, The Mad Pride has been described as haunting and ominous like Syd Barrett and David Bowie collaborating on a Tim Burton film soundtrack. Comparisons are often made to Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, Erik Satie, Opeth, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen."

1. How did you choose the name for your solo project? Was it an easy process?
The Mad Pride is a reference to ‘Mad Pride’ which is a global movement that fights for the rights of those I refer to as the Neurodiverse. They are considered by some to have ‘mental health issues’, however Mad Pride involves promoting the normality of madness and addressing the negative stigma associated with it. Almost 10 years ago neurologists deemed my brain to be so functionally abnormal that they notified authorities to cancel my drivers license. They claimed my brainwave frequencies existed outside the normal human ranges. So Mad Pride is a movement I am very close to.

2. Tell us in one word why you create music?

3. What is your biggest achievement of 2011 as an artist?
I've written and recorded some songs I'm very happy with - however I haven't released them yet.

4. Is there a story behind your song "Out To Sea"?
Out To Sea is about the compromises people make, self-destructive tendencies, blessings in disguise, the spectacle of self-sacrifice and yearning for emancipation

5. What do you think of episode 100? Which of the other featured songs do you like the most?
I really liked Come Closer by Waves and Radiation and Hidden Places by Anodine.

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