This is the last date on your Germany/Poland tour, how's it been?

Uri: Yeah, we're going home tomorrow.

Ira: Some slow and some really good. Yesterday was a really good show. We were at the Red Smoke festival. It's been really fun; some shows were smaller and slower. But overall it' been a good tour.

U: I think yesterday's show at Red Smoke Festival was really special. There was a blackout with the electricity for a while. So the crowd was really waiting for something to happen. They were really anxious and when we came on stage it was like an explosion.

I: It took a lot of time to fix the problem, it wasn't like ten minutes it was on and on and on for about 2 and a half hours.

Your last album Simoom is named after a desert wind; did the desert influence some of your songs?

U: I looked up names of winds and deserts and stuff and I came across this specific wind that comes from the Sahara to the Middle East. It just fitted perfectly. In Hebrew it has a double meaning, it is something to do with drugs and that's what everyone thought we meant.

I: It's colloquial for getting high.

U: In 2013 I lived for four months in the desert and wrote some songs over there. I recorded a little bit there as well. Tel Aviv is not in the desert at all. So yeah for some of the songs it was an influence but not more than Tel Aviv, The Mediterranean Sea, people or whatever it is that's surrounding us.

I read you have a studio in a very multicultural part of Tel Aviv.

U: Yeah my studio used to be in south Tel Aviv.

I: It's the poorest part of town I think. It's near the central station, which in a lot of places is a shady part. It's small and you have a lot of different communities. You have people who have lived there for a few generations, you have immigrants from Sudan and Eritrea, and there are Filipinos, Chinese, hipsters, everything together.

U: It's the only place in Tel Aviv where you can eat Indian food and drink Sudanese beer.

I: It's a really cool area and sadly gentrification is happening slowly. In not too long it will be overdeveloped I think.

Was this why you moved the studio?

U: I'm kind of tired of the big city life. I had the opportunity to build a studio in the back yard of my parents' house. I still live in Yafo, which is next to Tel Aviv but I go a lot to my parents' place, which is in a smaller town outside of Tel Aviv. It's quieter and nicer and the food is actually better because my mum cooks it.

What's the music scene like in Tel Aviv?

I: It's really blooming, there's a lot of good stuff going on. I just started noticing it not too long ago but I think it's been going on for a while. Just recently I've noticed there are a lot of acts that I really like. It's really fun; it's a small place and small scene but packed with great acts.

What was the Psych scene like in Israel back in the '60s/'70s?

U: There were actually a lot of great bands. Some of them did not consider themselves as psych-rock. They call it in Israel 'rhythm bands'. The most well known is The Churchills, they played a little bit in the UK and their vinyl is now a collector's item.

I: It sells for thousands of pounds.

You're now taking a break from touring to focus on the new album? How far along is it?

U: It's about 70-80% written and we've recorded some demos already, just to get a picture of how it sounds and what kind of vibe it's going to have. We'll probably start rehearsing in September. Hopefully we'll release it in spring next year.

From what you have now, how would you say you've progressed from the first two albums?

U: You could say it's more rhythmic and happy. It has more of a garage vibe. I like to think we are developing even if we're making music that's simple.

I: There's also an EP, which is ready. It's also going to be released either this year or next.