First published on Mess+Noise, here.
Over bottles of red and plates of prosciutto in a Melbourne wine bar, Black Cab tell KATE HENNESSY about uncomfortable moments with an infamous road manager, being courted by ‘Pitchfork’ and why they won’t play the Hopetoun in her native Sydney again.
“Pitchfork contacted you?”
“Um, hang on, let me check … yeah. Pitchfork. The founding editor [Ryan Schreiber] got wind we had a new record and asked us to send him a copy. Have you heard of Pitchfork?”
It’s six weeks prior to this exchange and Melbourne duo Black Cab are perched on stools at a Melbourne wine bar. They’re smearing cheese on tiny crackers, discussing the “chicks” at ABC Classic FM and downing red wine with the gusto of guys who don’t booze hard very often.
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