Those of you familiar with the alt-rock/pop-punk scene in Sydney, Australia have most likely heard of Cambridge. The band has been rocking crowds down under for about 7 years now. Others of you may remember their cover of Taylor Swift’s 22, which racked up thousands of views within hours of being put online. Or perhaps you fell in love with their March 2020 release Down and Out. Well, the guys are back and now Cambridge wants to make you feel OK with their latest song, I Found You.
For The Love Of Bands – Q&A
FTLOB: Electric Sun Studios and Steve Knight – give me a day in the life of recording the two singles. Also I see you worked with Matt Malpass was he in on these two as well?
CAMBRIDGE: We’ve been recording with Stevie Knight and Dave Petrovic throughout most of our respective music careers, so a day in the life of that is usually non stop laughing and mucking around. Somehow at the end of the day we end up having a finished product (haha). But in all seriousness, as a team, they definitely bring the best out of us. We didn’t work with Matt at all on these songs. He’s too busy being Travis Barker’s goto guy these days. Instead, we worked on these tracks with our good friend Jayden Seely (With Confidence) and it was a match made in heaven!
FTLOB: What’s it like in Sydney right now? Are there shows yet, and what’s that like or not like?
CAMBRIDGE: Sydney is doing relatively well all things considering around the world at the moment. We haven’t been able to start playing shows yet but if things keep going the way they are we can hopefully start having a few very small ones soon!
If you work hard and have fun doing it, then what you desire will hopefully come; and that’s all you can ask for.
FTLOB: You guys have been around since 2013, toured some of the largest festivals and played with some legendary groups. It’s 2020 and you’re still going strong. Any advice for new bands on how to survive the grind?
CAMBRIDGE: For new bands, the only advice we’d ever give is be yourself and have fun. Don’t be out just trying to make everyone happy in the hopes of getting famous. If you work hard and have fun doing it, then what you desire will hopefully come; and that’s all you can ask for.
FTLOB: Now that I Found You is out, what’s next for Cambridge?
CAMBRIDGE: The net step for Cambridge is to just keep growing and be true to ourselves! Once Covid gives everyone a break, we want to be playing as many shows as we can. Music can heal so many things and that’s what we all need right now. So we just want to put some smiles on faces wherever we can!