1. What Do You Look For In A Band?
We’re a bit fuzzy, a bit boshy, sometimes sunny orange, sometimes cloudy apple, a bit rough round the edges, with a bit of ’60s garage pop and a bit of ’90s scuzz. We’re all good mezze mates, always talking, always laughing. We like having loadsa fun, especially at our shows.
2. Keeping Busy
Before Christmas I had to take a few months off as I tore my hamstring pretty badly dancing to the ‘The Time Of My Life’ at my wedding. Nic and Lewey have been overseas on “meditation/yoghurt retreats” and Dan has been searching the inner west for fresh produce and the ultimate bruschetta. Lately we’ve been busy bees touring our latest EP, Smile At Your Shoes, which was recorded in Melbourne with super gutsy hanger Mark Doman from Ross De Chene Hurricanes. And we’re also doing a few shows in the coming weeks to launch our next single ‘She’s Away’. In the next few months we’ll be working on a heap of new songs to be released on our next EP or album mid-year, followed by a hefty tour or two. We’re going to be recording this next release with Owen Penglis in Sydney, which should be very fudging rad.
3. Best Gig Ever
Probably our show at the Captain Cook Hotel with our fruity Adelaidian mates Bad//Dreems. It was an awesomely fun and boozy night where everyone sounded rad and the room/crowd had a great energy. The Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills is definitely one of the best live venues in Sydney. Great sound, great sound guys, an in-house drum kit, free entry; Ray the booker is a legend and they’ve just put in a new, bigger stage. Get down there kiddies, it’s delightful.
4. Current Playlist
Lately has been a load of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Spirit Valley, Boomgates, Palms, Melody’s Echo Chamber, King Gizzard, Opossom, Pond, Ty Segall, TV Colours, Violent Soho, Bad//Dreems, The Faults and Pretend Eye. We’re super lucky to have such a strong local live music scene in Sydney and the whole of Oz at the moment – so many great bands and so many great venues. As for amazing gigs there’s been loads, but we always really enjoy Newtown Festival as we are all inner westians. The Snowdroppers and Palms were great last year, those dudes always put on a killer live show.
5. Your Ultimate Rider
A couple of frosty jugs of one horse white blue, two horse red, one barrel green and/or stand-up surfer gold. And a pack of Holiday 50s for the kids.
See Food Court at FBi Social on Thursday March 20.