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?

I like music actually. You don’t get laid for writing songs about never being in love and pollution etc. Sometimes I come hard just thinking about Sydney bands and their brushed over fringes and sculpted beards.

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?

At 14 it was all U2. Couldn’t get enough of them

What’s been your worst gig and why are you glad there’s no footage of it on Youtube … yet?

I have done so many. Meredith 2007 we were so shit. I actually cried afterwards. Quietly in the Tarago.

Tomorrow’s payday, so we’ve only got $20 to get you drunk. Where do we go and what do we buy with it?

Lets go to the bottle shop on Victoria St and buy two big bottles of sherry then.

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?

The first EP was a bit shit. The rest is gold.

Suppose we put a gun to your head and force you to kiss amember of another Australian band. Who, which band and why?

Um. John Farnham would probably give me some money afterwards if I was good enough. I really need some money. Ella from Killing Heidi has lovely eyes and a nice country Victorian personality though.

After three years in the wilderness, Dan Kelly is finally ready to release his new record ‘Dan Kelly’s Dream’. The new ATP festival celebration single ‘Hold On, I’m Coming On’ has just followed ‘Bindi Irwin Apocalypse Jam’ onto the national radio waves and Dan has a fab new Dream Band ready to roll. He launches the album this Friday 13th of August at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne followed by an epic national tour through September and October.