Between humorously wanting to mess with people’s heads and captivating them into their daring and electrifying chillwave, it’s safe to say that Brisbane trio MTNS are a fun and easy to like band. Read away as we spoke with this party and music-loving band about their single Lost Track of Time, funny group moments, and their love for mountains.
AMBY: Hello MTNS, please introduce yourselves to AMBY!
MTNS: Hi AMBY, we are Mountains spelled M.T.N.S, and we love to party.
AMBY: What’s the band been up to lately?
MTNS: We have been very busy with recording the EP and practicing for some exciting gigs we have coming up in the next few weeks.
AMBY: Where did the name MTNS come from?
MTNS: We were originally Mountains purely because we love mountains, they’re epic, mysterious and kick-ass. Then we changed the name to MTNS because it was a bit more unique. It’s honestly as simple as that.
AMBY: Lost Track Of Time completely fulfills my love of chillwave. What’s the song about?
MTNS: It’s really open to interpretation.
AMBY: What was the inspiration for the Lost Track of Time music video?
MTNS: It was actually a friend of ours that out it together for her trip to New Zealand. When we saw it we all agreed that it conveyed the themes of the song and it looked great! So all we did was edit and add a few more shots and made it official.
AMBY: The band has some pretty interesting Facebook profile photos, and I think it’s safe to say you like to have a bit of fun. So, what’s the funniest thing to happen to you as a band?
MTNS: We’ve had some really great times during shows and gigs. One of our first gigs ever was in Byron Bay which is about 2 hours south of our town in the next state, we were running late but we were confident we would ‘just’ make it on time to play at 7:00pm. at 6:30 we get an angry call from the sound guy asking where we were. Turns out we forgot about day light savings in that state and the time was actually 7:30 and we were still about an hour away.
AMBY: What do you do outside of music for fun?
MTNS: That’s a funny question because music is really the thing I do for fun outside of work. But apart from that we like to drink copious amounts of coffee.
AMBY: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
MTNS: I would put a giant bath plug at the bottom of the ocean just to mess with peoples heads.
AMBY: Which bands or artists have you been listening to lately?
MTNS: I really like the songs you hear in clubs when DJs mix 2 songs together, chicks love that shit. Just joking, lately I have been listening to a lot of The Naked and Famous, Chvrches, James Blake and Edward Sharp.
AMBY: What’s the best song of the year?
MTNS: Probably Suit and Tie by Justin Timberlake.
AMBY: And lastly, what’s something about MTNS that nobody knows yet?
MTNS: We were incredibly close to being called Young Tide, but we decided against it because there are too many ‘young’ bands out there.
Thank you MTNS, for giving us your answers!