Interview with Total Control: Razorcake Podcast by Todd Taylor and Derek Whipple
Australia’s Total Control makes music that bangs away with weight and heft. It’s music with hooks that shake asses, fists, and heads.
As a culture we’re surrounded by pretentious, money-tongued, mindlessly photocopied art that presents hollow gestures as genius experience. Total Control is five blokes who named their band after a Motels song. They put a hell of a lot of work into making multi-dimensional music, but they’re not douchebags about it. They’re humble and funny instead. It’s nice to put music on and be enveloped in it, curious about it after it stops playing and to have it travel around in your mind as a cloud, rippling through your body sure as blood. It’s something to lean on like a concrete pillar. Total Control is one of my favorite active bands and I highly recommend you seek out both their albums, Henge Beat and Typical System.