This Or That With Cosmo's Midnight

Written By Meshell Webb on 01/19/2016

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As many Sydneysiders were fleeing the beach last Thursday prior to the #Sydneystorm, sibling duo Cosmo’s Midnight were cooped up with us in a studio where we were all unaware of the drastic temperature drop as the inside thermometers may as well have read 105 degrees…celsius.

To distract us all from our sweaty brows during a photo shoot with the boys, we played a little game of this or that to see if the twins are as identical as they appear on first glance.

No consulting one another! We want first instinct answers.

Cat or Dog?
Both: Dog

Netflix or YouTube?
Both: YouTube

Ice-cream or Pizza?
Cosmo: Ice-cream
Patrick: Pizza

Tour Bus or plane?
Both: Plane

Big party or small gathering?
Cosmo: Small gathering
Patrick: *hesitates* mmm I just feel inclined to agree now! Small gatherings.

Socks and sandals or double denim?
Both: SOCKS AND SANDALS!
Patrick: I do that on the reg! *laughs*
Cosmo: Birkenstocks and socks!

Festival Showers or go without?
Both: Go without
Patrick: Swim in the river!

Analogue or digital?
Both: Digital

Glasses or contacts?
Patrick: Glasses
Cosmo: Yeah I don’t need glasses but I’d go with glasses as well.
So neither of you need them?
Patrick: Oh I do, I used to wear contacts but I didn’t like them so I got glasses but I broke them recently so…I’m just going without.

Email or letter?
Both: Email
Patrick: Letters would be cool but we only ever have to write them to like, old people. Like our grandparents.
Cosmo: It’s normally just to say thank you for birthday money, Dad’s made us do it for the last 18 years!

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All photos by Brayden Smith (BCS Imaging).

Passenger or driver?
Patrick: Passenger, neither of us have a license.
Cosmo: Always passenger, I love it!

Blue or red?
Patrick: I’m red! Always liked red.
Cosmo: Yeah and I’m blue.

More money or more free time?
Patrick: More free time for sure
Cosmo: mmmmm money

A year on tour or two studio albums in a year?
Both: Studio albums
Cosmo: It’s just a little more fun writing than touring because you know…a year of the same show?

Pen or pencil?
Cosmo: Pen
Patrick: Pen…..cil? *laughs* No, pen.

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Okay, settle an argument for me. When putting away cups in a cupboard, do they go in right side up or upside down?
Patrick: Right side up, I probably shouldn’t though?
Cosmo: Wait…which way is which? Like…as you’d serve them or…
Both: As you’d serve them! I guess lots of people are worried about bugs inside the cup or on the rim or y’know…everywhere.
Patrick: Well then they can wash the cup before they use it! We do that before we use them anyway.

Hoverboard or razor scooter?
Both: Razor scooter! *laughs*

Iced or hot coffee?
Both: Iced coffee
Patrick: Bread and Circus have this great one that comes in a glass bottle and everything tastes better in a glass bottle…doesn’t interfere with the taste.
Cosmo: Yeah like once a plastic bottle gets a bit heated…I don’t want plastic particles in my drink thanks.

Kanye or Jay Z?
Both: Kanye, 100%

Oceans or mountains?
Both: Oceans

Horror movie or comedy?
Patrick: Horror
Cosmo: Comedy I hate horror.

Summer or winter?
Both: Summer

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Classical art or modern art?
Patrick: Classical Art
Cosmo: If you were to say conceptual or aesthetic art I’d say aesthetic.
Patrick: Yeah I like if modern art is really well done, because I did art history at uni the theory was like, “If art serves a purpose or expresses an idea more than an aesthetic then I don’t think it’s art”.
Cosmo: Because it’s political more than it’s art. If it serves more of a political idea than anything else, well I don’t think that’s what art is for.
Patrick: Art is for enjoyment, while you can have a political or social message…I don’t want that to override the niceness of how it looks.
Do you think that translates into music?
Patrick: Oh yeah, in every art form
Cosmo: Well look at Bowie, he nailed an aesthetic and also a message…You can’t just have the message is what I’m saying.
What about somebody who thinks they’re more about the message? Like Thom Yorke?
Cosmo: Well the music is still cool!
Patrick: I think you’d have to get pretty out there for examples that illustrate what we mean…like Yoko Ono or something.
You mean like her cover of Katy Perry?
Patrick: Yeah firework…it’s the absolute worst! It’s just pointless, it’s just shock value stuff.
Cosmo: Just don’t make it gimmicky.

Okay back to the game, vodka or tequila?
Both: Tequila
Cosmo: Tequila I’ll drink straight any day but vodka is disgusting.
Patrick: Unless its like really good vodka and ice cold then maybe.
Cosmo: A shot of warm tequila will give you fun head tingles like wasabi but warm vodka is like drinking paint stripper.

This may be a stupid one for you guys but…working alone or in a team?
Patrick: Well obviously we work as a team but there are merits to working alone and then coming together later on it.
Cosmo: As a duo we’re a team but I’d say we feel a little like we’re working by ourselves anyway because we have such a streamlined process. We don’t talk about much, besides the music.
Patrick: It’s the benefit of being siblings, we can just be straight to the point about everything.

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Performance spot on Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmell?
Patrick: Wait…who is who?
Cosmo: Yeah that’s way too confusing! Not fair.
Patrick: Does Kimmell do the mean tweet thing?
Cosmo: I say…the guy..who is older?
Letterman?
Both: Yeah Letterman!!!
Cosmo: I like Letterman, he had old person charm!
Patrick: Super charismatic.

Motorcycle or bicycle?
Cosmo: I’d like to ride a motorbike but we’re not allowed.
Patrick: Yeah I’ll say that too cuz i’ve always wanted one.
Did Mum say no?
Both: Yep…
Patrick: Mum calls them organ donorcycles.
Cosmo: Pretty morbid
Patrick: I tell you what though you know who has the best bicycle in the music industry? Sable. He gets them all like custom made or something.
Cosmo: And they’re so light you can pick them up with like one finger!

Last one, pirates or ninjas?
Both: Ninjas!
Cosmo: We grew up playing ninjas so…
Patrick: If we had to watch a Pirate move or a ninja move forever we’d pick ninja every time.

Cosmo's Midnight are going on tour. Check out all the details below.

CM

Saturday 13th February: Oh Hello, Brisbane
Friday 19th February: Howler, Melbourne
Saturday 20th February: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday 26th February: Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth
Saturday 27th February: Fat Controller, Adelaide

Ticket details here.

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As many Sydneysiders were fleeing the beach last Thursday prior to the #Sydneystorm, sibling duo Cosmo’s Midnight were cooped up with us in a studio where we were all unaware of the drastic temperature drop as the inside thermometers may as well have read 105 degrees…Celsius.

To distract us all from our sweaty brows during a photo shoot with the boys, we played a little game of this or that to see if the twins are as identical as they appear on first glance.

No consulting one another! We want first instinct answers.

Cat or Dog?
Both: Dog

Netflix or YouTube?
Both: YouTube

Ice-cream or Pizza?
Cosmo: Ice-cream
Patrick: Pizza

Tour Bus or plane?
Both: Plane

Big party or small gathering?
Cosmo: Small gathering
Patrick: *hesitates* mmm I just feel inclined to agree now! Small gatherings.

Socks and sandals or double denim?
Both: SOCKS AND SANDALS!
Patrick: I do that on the reg! *laughs*
Cosmo: Birkenstocks and socks!

Festival Sshowers or go without?
Both: Go without
Patrick: Swim in the river!

Analogue or digital?
Both: Digital

Glasses or contacts?
Patrick: Glasses
Cosmo: Yeah I don’t need glasses but I’d go with glasses as well.
So neither of you need them?
Patrick: Oh I do, I used to wear contacts but I didn’t like them so I got glasses but I broke them recently so…I’m just going without.

Email or letter?
Both: Email
Patrick: Letters would be cool but we only ever have to write them to like, old people. Like our grandparents.
Cosmo: It’s normally just to say thank you for birthday money, Dad’s made us do it for the last 18 years!

Cosmos6

All photos by Brayden Smith (BCS Imaging).

Passenger or driver?
Patrick: Passenger, neither of us have a license.
Cosmo: Always passenger, I love it!

Blue or red?
Patrick: I’m red! Always liked red.
Cosmo: Yeah and I’m blue.

More money or more free time?
Patrick: More free time for sure
Cosmo: mmmmm money

A year on tour or two studio albums in a year?
Both: Studio albums
Cosmo: It’s just a little more fun writing than touring because you know…a year of the same show?

Pen or pencil?
Cosmo: Pen
Patrick: Pen…..cil? *laughs* No, pen.

Cosmos4

Okay, settle an argument for me. When putting away cups in a cupboard, do they go in right side up or upside down?
Patrick: Right side up, I probably shouldn’t though?
Cosmo: Wait…which way is which? Like…as you’d serve them or…
Both: As you’d serve them! I guess lots of people are worried about bugs inside the cup or on the rim or y’know…everywhere.
Patrick: Well then they can wash the cup before they use it! We do that before we use them anyway.

Hoverboard or razor scooter?
Both: Razor scooter! *laughs*

Iced or hot coffee?
Both: Iced coffee
Patrick: Bread and Circus have this great one that comes in a glass bottle and everything tastes better in a glass bottle…doesn’t interfere with the taste.
Cosmo: Yeah like once a plastic bottle gets a bit heated…I don’t want plastic particles in my drink thanks.

Kanye or Jay Z?
Both: Kanye, 100%

Oceans or mountains?
Both: Oceans

Horror movie or comedy?
Patrick: Horror
Cosmo: Comedy I hate horror.

Summer or winter?
Both: Summer

Cosmos3

Classical art or modern art?
Patrick: Classical Art
Cosmo: If you were to say conceptual or aesthetic art I’d say aesthetic.
Patrick: Yeah I like if modern art is really well done, because I did art history at uni the theory was like, “If art serves a purpose or expresses an idea more than an aesthetic then I don’t think it’s art”.
Cosmo: Because it’s political more than it’s art. If it serves more of a political idea than anything else, well I don’t think that’s what art is for.
Patrick: Art is for enjoyment, while you can have a political or social message…I don’t want that to override the niceness of how it looks.
Do you think that translates into music?
Patrick: Oh yeah, in every art form
Cosmo: Well look at Bowie, he nailed an aesthetic and also a message…You can’t just have the message is what I’m saying.
What about somebody who thinks they’re more about the message? Like Thom Yorke?
Cosmo: Well the music is still cool!
Patrick: I think you’d have to get pretty out there for examples that illustrate what we mean…like Yoko Ono or something.
You mean like her cover of Katy Perry?
Patrick: Yeah firework…it’s the absolute worst! It’s just pointless, it’s just shock value stuff.
Cosmo: Just don’t make it gimmicky.

Okay back to the game, vodka or tequila?
Both: Tequila
Cosmo: Tequila I’ll drink straight any day but vodka is disgusting.
Patrick: Unless its like really good vodka and ice cold then maybe.
Cosmo: A shot of warm tequila will give you fun head tingles like wasabi but warm vodka is like drinking paint stripper.

This may be a stupid one for you guys but…working alone or in a team?
Patrick: Well obviously we work as a team but there are merits to working alone and then coming together later on it.
Cosmo: As a duo we’re a team but I’d say we feel a little like we’re working by ourselves anyway because we have such a streamlined process. We don’t talk about much, besides the music.
Patrick: It’s the benefit of being siblings, we can just be straight to the point about everything.

Cosmos5

Performance spot on Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmell?
Patrick: Wait…who is who?
Cosmo: Yeah that’s way too confusing! Not fair.
Patrick: Does Kimmell do the mean tweet thing?
Cosmo: I say…the guy..who is older?
Letterman?
Both: Yeah Letterman!!!
Cosmo: I like Letterman, he had old person charm!
Patrick: Super charismatic.

Motorcycle or bicycle?
Cosmo: I’d like to ride a motorbike but we’re not allowed.
Patrick: Yeah I’ll say that too cuz i’ve always wanted one.
Did Mum say no?
Both: Yep…
Patrick: Mum calls them organ donorcycles.
Cosmo: Pretty morbid
Patrick: I tell you what though you know who has the best bicycle in the music industry? Sable. He gets them all like custom made or something.
Cosmo: And they’re so light you can pick them up with like one finger!

Last one, pirates or ninjas?
Both: Ninjas!
Cosmo: We grew up playing ninjas so…
Patrick: If we had to watch a Pirate move or a ninja move forever we’d pick ninja every time.

Cosmo's Midnight are going on tour. Check out all the details below.

CM

Saturday 13th February: Oh Hello, Brisbane
Friday 19th February: Howler, Melbourne
Saturday 20th February: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday 26th February: Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth
Saturday 27th February: Fat Controller, Adelaide

Ticket details here.

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