1. What Do You Look For in a Band?

A steady income, loves yoga, must have rich parents, votes Liberal, looks and sounds like Coldplay, resides on the North Shore, is male, is adored by Kyle Sandilands. We really think that Skrillex and deadmau5 are pushing the boundaries of electronic music. Nu-metal never died. Brostep is where it’s at. Mumford & Sons have been really floating our boat shoes of late and Wolfmother are the most important band since Black Sabbath. Andrew Stockdale is a genius, he really can set women free that guy. What a legend.

 

2. Keeping Busy

Our management has advised that we grow beards and move to Surry Hills. This has been taking up most of our time. In between beard grooming and house-hunting we’ve been researching the works of Patti Smith, Rosa Luxemburg, The Deadly Hume, PJ Harvey, Georg Lukacs, David Lynch and Lightnin’ Hopkins. We have been writing a lot of new songs and are ready to hit the studio very soon. Not before we get that sick pad on Crown St though.

 

3. Best Gig Ever

Headlining the iconic Tote Hotel in Melbourne was a childhood dream come true for us. We played with some fabulous Melbourne bands, Jack on Fire and Buried Horses. We’re hoping to get these guys up to Sydney soon. It was our first trip to Melbourne as a band and the Tote were very supportive of us, they took a punt on an unknown band on the strength of our live show and our music. We partied till the wee hours and were clued up on heaps of underground Sydney bands from the 80s and 90s by an older punk guy who came to see us. It was a really great night, I was booked to do a Westernsynthetics (my electronic/dub project) show in the city straight after the Tote show but I got out of it because somebody split beer all over my computer. It was great because I couldn’t be assed playing dance music at that moment.

 

4. Current Playlist

On the stereo: The Deadly Hume; Dead China Doll; Psychlops Eyepatch; The Preatures; The Jones Rival; Rockethead; Mark Pritchard; Face Command; Anomie; Scattered Order; Crooked Fiddle Band; God K; Broadcasting Transmitter; The Laurels; Spencer P Jones and the Nothing Butts. Gigs: Spencer P. Jones at The Midnight Special; Einstürzende Neubauten at The Enmore; A Place To Bury Strangers at Oxford Art Factory; Dead China Doll supporting Boris at Manning Bar; Scattered Order at The Red Rattler.

 

Greta Mob with Jones Rival, Psychlops Eyepatch and The Preatures DJs at FBi Social, Kings Cross Hotel on Friday July 19.

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