INTERVIEW: San Cisco’s Jordi Davieson

In a full-on year, Fremantle indie-pop outfit SAN CISCO have played Big Day Out, supported the likes of Jebediah and Architecture in Helsinki, and landed themselves a place in Triple J’s Hottest 100 — at number seven, no less. We caught up with San Cisco‘s guitarist and singer, Jordi Davieson, reflecting on their past year, as they get ready to play Groovin the Moo 2012.

Purple Sneakers: You guys are fairly new on the Australian music scene. What has it been like to come so far in the last year?
Jordi Davieson: It’s crazy! I look back on where we were this time last year and I still can’t believe how much has happened in the past 12 months — so much of our success has been due to Triple J‘s support.

PS: We heard you used to call yourselves King George. Why the name change?
JD: The first reason was because our music was changing and we were growing, not only as people, but also as musicians and the name just didn’t suit us any more. The other reason was because there was another band in Melbourne with the same name, so it was a good time for a name change.

PS: We’ve heard heaps of attempts to describe your music. How would you describe it yourself?
JD: Indie-pop with a splash of rock and a sprinkling of folk…although I think the best thing to do is just listen to it and make your own decision!

PS: You covered fellow Perth natives Tame Impala’s ‘Solitude Is Bliss’. Are you fans? Friends? We love the Perth music scene…
JD: Big fans! I’ve chatted with a couple of the boys, they are very cool dudes! Yeah the Perth music scene is pretty good, it’s small, but good.

PS: You must be pretty stoked about your debut entry to Triple J’s Hottest 100 making it to number seven! What were you doing during the countdown?
JD: We are still absolutely blown away with number seven! We didn’t think we would get very high up, if at all. On the day, we were actually recording some tracks for our next record. It was in the same studio with the same group of people so it was a pretty special time when we heard the result. We didn’t party much though because we had a lot of work the next day.

PS: What’s one song you’ll be listening to throughout the GTM tour?
JD: ‘Barcelona’ by Tinpan Orange.



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