What happens when you combine your love of instruments with a passion for politics?
The band are currently touring Australia to promote their new album ‘Meltdown’, which they are calling “a political manifesto”.
“I have always been interested in political activism,” guitarist Nicky Romero told the ABC.
“I think a lot of people do that, I think a large part of it is just the desire to say something and get a response from people.”
The band’s debut album ‘Toxic’ came out in 2011 and the band are now planning on releasing the album ‘Sickened’ in early 2018.
The album features guest appearances by Australian political leaders, including Julia Gillard and former prime minister Tony Abbott.
The band were in Perth to promote ‘Moldy’ and also played a gig at a memorial to the 12 people killed in a car bomb attack in Melbourne.
“We didn’t really have much of a plan for the whole thing.
We just kind of came in with some songs, played a couple of shows and then left,” Mr Romero said.”
Then I guess I’m like ‘What do I do now?’
I feel like I just didn’t know what I wanted to do, what was going to be the next project or what was really important to me.”
And I just felt like we needed to go and play somewhere, I felt like there was a little bit of a void in my life.