Alex Cameron’s Forced Witness is one of the finest records of the year. Not only does it explore postmodern themes such as catfishing, politics, masculinity and relationships in depth, but it’s an excellent throwback record to the 80s. Produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, it’s got all the charm of a Foxygen record with Cameron’s trademark crooning, lyrical bite. I sat down to talk to him and his friend and business partner Roy Molloy about their recent support slot with The Killers, the music industry, the Australian music scene and the characters behind his latest record.
It’s been a bumpy road for Alex Cameron and his friend and business partner, Roy Molloy, thus far as they plough through their worldwide tour for second album, Forced Witness. They’ve played to empty rooms and had to share beds but, now, there appears to be a changing of the tide. They’ve just been on an excellent run with mega-band, The Killers, and they arrived at The Haunt for the first of, I assume, many sold-out shows in the UK after the success of their second album. Their show at The Haunt showcased an artist enjoying an immense amount of momentum and loving every minute of being on the stage.