Ahead of the Sydney/Adelaide duo’s second album launch (Die Young is dropping on the 28th of September) the pair are touring Australia-wide, performing at OutsideIN Festival and starting feuds across the internet. ACCLAIM chats to Travis Cook about the first and last CDs he bought, living YOLO and drawing power from anime characters.
Name… Travis Cook aka Avicii Junior aka Pu$$y Magnet aka Rave Slave
By day I… make “performance art” videos and post them on the internet.
This is where film school and marketing school gets you.
By night I… endeavour to live a truly yolo lifestyle.
The first CD I ever bought was… The Space Jam soundtrack for a whopping $30. The first one I ever received was the self-titled album by The Presidents of the United States of America. Kitty on my foot and I want to touch it, etc. I was probably far too young to be listening to that.
The last was… Anniemal by Annie, Maxwell MTV Unplugged, a Mariah Carey single. It’s extremely rare for me to buy a CD.
If I wasn’t making music I would probably be… designing brochures for shopping centres, writing my autobiography, From URL to IRL: The Travis Cook Story.
The best thing about touring is… walking around aimlessly in a foreign city, being paid to bump and grind, watching music video countdowns in a window seat.
The worst thing about touring is… that Marcus guy I have to hang around with. Can’t stand that guy. Just scatter the damn rose petals in my dressing room and leave already.
When I get to Sydney I can’t wait to… make bad puns on stage and incite riots.
The last time I was in Sydney I… told everyone my favourite songwriter was Elton John Farnham.
When I tour I like to… pretend I’m a businessman.
My power animal is… Totoro, from the film My Neighbour Totoro. I feel we have a lot in common.