We’d like to know a little bit about you for our files, however we don’t like regurgitating press releases or asking the easy questions. No-one gets out of the Tone Deaf Interrogation lightly, so just hold still, grit your teeth, clench your buttocks and be still while we put on the rubber gloves, apply the thumbscrews, and pull out our thermometer while you open up and say ahhhhhhhhhhh… Truthful answers only or we drink your rider while you’re on stage.
Everyone joins or forms a band to get laid. If your band represents your sex life are you Casanova or spending plenty of time doing the five knuckle shuffle?
Obviously it’s all about sex. It’s awesome – having sex with different strangers at every gig of course. I wouldn’t be a musician if that wasn’t what it was all about.
We don’t want to know about the painfully hip bands your press release says you’re influenced by. Take us back to your bedroom when you were 14. What band posters did you have on the wall?
I’m pretty sure there was a time when my wall paid homage to Five, Backstreet Boys and Hanson. But that’s before 14. You’re pretty smart when you’re 14.
What’s been your worst gig and why are you glad there’s no footage of it on Youtube … yet?
Probably some streetparty gig. No one comes to those venues early whilst the bands are on and you don’t get a rider and you don’t get paid. And the organisers kind of hate the bands so the vibe is really bad.
Tomorrow’s payday, so we’ve only got $20 to get you drunk. Where do we go and what do we buy with it?
That’s the beauty of a 2-piece band. We go to Gore St with four bottles of red from the supermarket special bin. Then we bar hop the suburb by going to our friends’ gigs but loiter in the front bar so we don’t have to pay entry.
We’ve been looking in the $2 bin at Dixons Recycled and also bidding on eBay – what releases are we looking for there that your band has put out?
All our stuff’s probably already in the $2 bin.
Suppose we put a gun to your head and force you to kiss a member of another Australian band. Who, which band and why?
That is a lot of talent to choose from. So instead I’ll go with Ben Lee ‘cos maybe it would make him shut up.
Big Scary launch Winter the second of their four seasons set of EPs this month. Catch them at the Toff In Town in Melbourne on Saturday 21st August and the Vanguard in Newtown, Sydney on Friday 27th August.