Getting to Know: Tesla Cøils

 
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Materializing from out of the cosmic void emerges Tesla Cøils; mysterious young prophets on a dark electronic crusade across planet Earth...

Exuding dark energy and industrial tones, Tesla Cøils is the lovechild of Jed Walters and Chris Dennis. These eccentric space travellers are bouncing from strength to strength, with the release of their debut visual EP - Emergence of the Cosmic Monolith - to recently being awarded the title of Emerging Artist of the Year at the Gold Coast Music Awards. Ahead of their show at the SEED Launch at NightQuarter, we caught up with Jed to ask him a few things we've been dying to know...

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Describe your music in three words...

"Electrifying, ferocious, confronting."


Which song changed your life?

"I first heard Gary Numan's "Cars" on the videogame Grand Theft Auto Vice City. There something amazing about that track which drew me in immediately. I had never heard anything like those cold synth sounds. And I learned that his lyrics were about feeling insecure in public, something I connected with. Then I fell in love with that whole album "The Pleasure Principle", and learned more about Gary, his troubles with aspergers syndrome and his lyrics based on science fiction, and now he's one of my biggest influences forever."


In my opinion, the most important issue facing the music industry is...

"The lack of diversity represented in major music media. There are so many great bands out there that just don't get recognized because they don't write music that fits in that "in" sound that gets played on radio. I know radio needs to please the listeners and it's all about money of course, like most things in life. However if listeners were exposed to more different genres, then the general public would be more open to different kinds of music and it would give everybody a chance to get somewhere in the industry."


At the moment I'm really diggin'... 

"The "Alien" Series. I am currently re-watching them all. There is nothing quite like a spaceship crew being picked off one-by-one by a ferocious Xenomorph."

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It seems Tesla Cøils are on their way to spreading their original sound near and far, from the clubs of Australia to the bars of the outer galaxies. Make sure to check out their track 'The Party' on this year's SEED Volume 6, and catch them at a gig near you before they leave this planet far behind!