Sure we’ve heard about you before, but we think it’s time for Tone Deaf to get to know you a little better. Slip in to something comfortable while we put on some music, pour us a couple of drinks and turn the lights down low.
Who are you and what do you do in your act?
My Name’s Julian Medor. I beautifully butcher and play guitar in Dirty F.
‘Fess up. What records have you stolen from your parent’s record collection and why?
I pinched my Dad’s Sabbath record when I was about 13, he also got me into the Dandy Warhols & At The Drive-in. But I mainly Frizbeed a load of polka records a friend’s Dad owned. Boredom in the ‘burbs is such an eye opening way to grow up.
What’s on heavy rotation on your iPod right now?
I don’t own an Ipod, I havnt downloaded anything onto a portable media device since maybe 2004. Im listening to Gareth Liddiard’s solo album Strange Tourist. We love it, so intimately twisted allegorically intense.
‘Home taping is killing the music business’ was the catch-cry of the record industry in the 1970s, but it managed to survive until now. What do you think is the difference between mates taping copies of friend’s records back in the 80s and 90s and file sharing now?
Whats worse, writing music you purely feel proud and passionate about that’s never heard, or someone pirating a copy of your music and it gets daisy changed to countless people? Recognition wins over fortune for me personally. I think a lot of bands start out with the wrong perception of what it means to create and perform. I believe putting the music first and the bond between the band members is what will keep the industry alive and constantly evolving.
You must answer this question honestly or we steal your rider. What was the first gig you went to? Where was it and what was the venue?
Joe Cocker at the Palace when I was 10 years old. I challenge anyone to try and top that!! Just try and steal our fucking rider.
What’s your favourite site to download music from and do you ever pay for it? Can we find any of your releases there?
I don’t download music but Dirty F’s debut EP ‘Washed Up’ is available through iTunes and down loadable off Triple J Unearthed.
What artist made you want to pick up an instrument and/or sing?
My parents played in a band for years so It’s always been around me so I owe it to my father for buying my first guitar and teaching me.
Have you ever been arrested?
I’ve come close too many times, I guess it’s inevitable.
Do you have any particular ritual before you go on stage, or even a lucky charm you take with you?
I always wear two rings on the third finger of my right hand, purely to use when I play but as a band we usually spend most of the afternoon together hanging out, drinking, smoking, talking and jamming.
What’s been your most outrageous rider request?
We’ve had riders denied or taken off us due to BYOing it at venues, so yeah try and steal ours…. TRY IT!
Because it’s more fun to do things together, which living Australian artist would you most like to collaborate with? Tell us why?
Not to burn any bridges but Suffer from Hill Top Hoods, just to piss our singer off because he cannot get his name out of his head. Hey James…. SUFFER!!!!! FFFFWWWWAAAARRRRR!!!
Right, let’s get really intimate. Tell us what releases you have that we can listen to with the lights down low, or even better, where we can see you play in person next.
She used to get down is a perfect one to listen to with the lights down low, It’s the perfect remedy for any partner who’s not keeping their lustre up to scratch in the bedroom. We’re playing Saturday 14 May at the Vineyard, Saturday 21 at The Great Britain Hotel, Friday 3 of June at the Penny Black, 2am slot at Pony on 11 of June.