Atlas Genius Talks Making Of "Trojans" Video and Imagine Dragons Tour at SXSW 2013

Atlas Genius Talks Making Of "Trojans" Video and Imagine Dragons Tour at SXSW 2013

  • Brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery of Australian indie rock band Atlas Genius stop by the John Lennon Educational Tour bus at SXSW 2013 to talk about what inspired the song, "Trojans," building a home studio, and embarking on their North American tour.

    In the middle of touring with Imagine Dragons, the band's popular "Trojans" music video recently hit 1 million views. The song actually got mixed reactions from their friends, but the video seems to have gained an impressive amount of traction.

    "The reference is the Trojan Horse and that it gets in under the radar," lead vocalist, Keith says. "It's people that you may not even realize will completely change the you way you think."

    They also record in their own home studio. "We thought it would take us two months, maybe ten grand," Keith says of building the studio, "but it cost us two years and 200 grand, but hey we got a studio in the end."

    Check out their U.S. tour, coming this summer!

    Subscribe to What's Trending for the hottest interviews of SXSW 2013 and the best of YouTube every day!

Comment with Facebook

Billy Eichner Needs You to Stop Playing the "Woman Card"
Kendall and Kylie Jenner Twitter Trend Backfires Hilariously
James Corden and Usain Bolt Face-Off in 100m Race, Guess Who Wins
Katy Perry Votes Naked in This Hilarious Video
Rob Kardashian Tweets Kylie's Number in Incredibly Important Story
Carlie Craig Does the Celebrity Impressions Challenge With Shira Lazar
Reverend Lil Wayne Officiated a Same Sex Wedding While in Prison
Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox Are Really Good at 'Friends' Trivia
Does SNL's Melissa Villasenor Deserve the Twitter Witch-Hunt?
This Might Be the Funniest "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" Yet
Kesha Fans Chant "F*ck Dr. Luke", "Free Kesha" at Brooklyn Concert
Hillary Clinton Unites Internet With 'Between Two Ferns' Appearance
Some Scumbag Literally Picked Up Gigi Hadid Outside a Fashion Show
Michelle Obama Killed It With Her Barack Impression on 'Colbert'
Tyler Oakley Launches Talk Show With a Little Help from Ellen
Watch This Memorable Mashup From All Your Favorite Country Artists
Brangelina Divorce, Day 2: Send Reinforcements, We're Getting Shelled
Joss Whedon Recruits Every Celeb to Preach to the Choir About Trump