We’d like to know a little bit about you for our files, but 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. Are you the ultimate groupie conquest or are you spending plenty of time by yourself with a box of tissues?
I have so many groupies, I’m obliged to go on tour to be locked in a van for hours with my three male bandmates. Recording sessions and the being on the road is the only way I can rest and find back energy for the awaiting next chicks.
We don’t want to know about the 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?
Kim Wilde. Only her, but many posters. Never felt the need to have her records tho.
What’s been your worst gig and why are you glad there’s no footage of it on Youtube … yet?
That was in a stinking tiny bar in the West of France. In the basement. 8 people. And the “water” of the toilets upstairs falling down on stage. We were supporting Black Moses (now Jim Jones Revue). Poor them as well. I’m glad there’s no footage of that and I ‘m sure there will never be. It was too dark, and none of the 8 people had camera. It’s not that easy to be sure of that with a real crowd but with 8 people….
Tomorrow’s payday, so we’ve only got $A20/$US18/£14/€10 to get you drunk. Where do we go and what do we buy with it?
Why do you want to get me drunk ? We go to a liquor shop and find some French Pastis or Ricard.
It’s pretty strong, you drink that with water, like absynth. Then we go at your sister’s place.
What releases have you put out? Are they million sellers or do you still have a few boxes of them sitting gathering dust under your bed?
I have a solo album, three with Dimi Dero INC, one with Tex Napalm, one with Nikki Sudden, one with Youpi Youpi Yeah (featuring Warren Ellis), two with the Groovers, a forthcoming one with Penny Ikinger, one with Gil Rose & The Hydropathes. My mother bought a copy of each.
Suppose we put a gun to your head and force you to kiss a member of another band. Who, which band and why?
If you let me the choice why would you need to put a gun on my head and force me ? Put your gun on Drones Gareth Liddiard’s forehead while I’m kissing Fiona instead ! And why I would kiss her ? Just because she’ s too shy to ask me to do so. Sort of a gift for her, you see ?
You’re touring Australia. We know how much visitors are afraid of our native animals, so what is your greatest fear? Getting attacked by a) a snake b) a red back spider c) a bluebottle jellyfish d) a crocodile or e) a venomous drop bear?
None of them, the Australian animal I fear the most is the racist surfer.
October 2010 is time to celebrate the return of French provocateurs of rock and roll Dimi Dero Inc when they set foot again on Australian soil to delight audiences with a taste of their latest studio recording Cremation Day In The Court Of Miracles.
A seductive swamped up blend of raw rock soaked rhythms, Dimi Dero Inc’s latest album was produced and mixed by one of Australia’s founding fathers of the independent music scene Rob Younger. Released locally through Mere Noise Records, ‘Cremation Day In the Court Of Miracles’ , Dimi Dero Inc’s third album is another impressive milestone in the band’s already productive and critically acclaimed career.
Since forming in 2002 Dimi Dero Inc have released two studio albums Greetings From Trauma (2004) and Sisyphus, Window Cleaning (2007) which featured special guest Ash Wednesday (The Models/JAB/Einsturzende Neubauten). The band have toured many corners of the globe but firmly have left their stamp with the Australian music community with connections and collaborations to some of our country’s finest over the past few years. In their impressive career Dimi Dero Inc have toured with The Drones, Beasts Of Bourbon, Gallon Drunk, The New Christs, Tim Rogers and Tex Perkins to name but a few. So established is their pedigree and their association with the Australian music community is so extensive it has all its members collaborating with the likes of Warren Ellis (Dirty Three, Grinderman), Mick Harvey (Bad Seeds, Grinderman), Hugo Race (Bad Seeds, Wreckery), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), Penny Ikinger, Leone Carmen, Noah Taylor, Deniz Tek, Holy Curse, The Nomads to name but a few.
Dimi Dero Inc kick off their Australian tour in October. Cremation Day In The Court Of Miracles is released October 1st and will be available for sale at their shows.
THU 14TH OCT – THE GRACE EMILY HOTEL, ADELAIDE (with Adult Bookstore
FRI 15TH OCT – LYREBIRD LOUNGE, RIPPONLEA
SAT 16TH OCT – THE TOTE HOTEL, COLLINGWOOD (with Ron S.V. Peno & the Return To Senders)
SUN 17TH OCT – CHERRY BAR, MELBOURNE (with Redcoats)
TUE 19TH OCT – OLD BAR – DIMI DERO SOLO (with Rosie Westbrook, Mike Noga and Sean Simmons)
THU 21ST OCT – MOJO’S MUSIC, SYDNEY – Instore performance
FRI 22ND OCT – MANLY FISHOS (with The Celibate Rifles)
SAT 23RD OCT – EXCELSIOR HOTEL, SURRY HILLS (with the New Christs and The Holy Soul)
THU 28TH OCT – GOLLAN HOTEL, LISMORE (with HITS)
FRI 29TH OCT – THE SPOTTED COW, TOOWOOMBA (with Hits)
SAT 30TH OCT – THE TROUBADOUR, BRISBANE (with Penny Ikinger & Hits)