Tell us about the best gig you’ve ever played?
We think the best gig we have ever played was a mate’s Halloween house show. It was a sweatbox, loud and we smashed through our songs real quick, but the vibes brought a different energy. We literally didn’t stop for 30 minutes, pedals and cymbals were destroyed. I think from that point on we knew those were the shows we liked best, the ones that had a vibe of their own.
What are your thoughts on the GC music scene?
Its getting better again! The venues are slim and the ones remaining don’t really cater to all genres. I think the music scene could benefit from bringing back the DIY ethic, get together, get some more house shows going. Its great that the skate and music scenes are connected, events like Mudgerabarby bring like-minded people together to spread the good vibes. Bring the jams!
What’s the biggest challenge to up and coming Australian artists?
Definitely a lack of venues; most venues commit themselves exclusively to electronic dance music. It’s cheaper and it brings the masses, it’s almost a risk to fund/support bands these days. Other than that, geographically it’s harder to tour here than say, the US. We are way more spread out and initial scene is not apparent, you really have to search out the gigs. Its great if you are passionate and actively are looking, but to travelers and the casual enthusiast, it can be difficult to find.
What’s the one piece of advice you’d give an aspiring musician?
One piece of advice I would give is to make music you actually like, that gets you off. Don’t worry about music trends, do what you want! There are too many people trying to follow whats “cool” and not whats new and exciting, take it seriously but don’t take yourself too seriously!
The most under-rated musician right now?
Local dudes, Hypnotic Bedrooms are a couple of guys who are doing it right. They’re loud, fuzzy and completely chaotic in the best way possible.