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. At Tone Deaf we only ask the tough questions, 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. Tone Deaf caught up with Tom from Lacey to get their dirtiest darkest secrets.
Who gets the most ‘off stage action’ in the band? What’s the secret to their success?
Harry gets the most off stage action because girls mistake him for his infinitely more attractive identical twin brother, who films all our videos.
Have you ever been arrested? Where were you, and what was it for?
I don’t think any of us have been arrested, but if anyone were to be it would be Josh, restaurant, public indecency.
What’s been the worst day job you’ve ever had?
Having to pretend I care about the stories old people tell while working as a checkout chick at a supermarket.
Sex, drugs and groupies – In what order do you prefer them and how often?
Groupies with drugs leads to an abundance of sex?
Take us back to the first gig you went to. Where was it and what was the venue?
It was a local gig at a rec centre. The pool was emptied and skated, the bands set up above it. I was 14-15 and at the time thought it was the coolest thing ever. Looking back, it was pretty shit. It was at this gig, however, that Harry and I set the wheels in motion to start our first band with Josh. After some lame fighting and power struggles, numerous line-up changes and the discovery of the ever-inebriated Connor, Lacey was formed. I guess you could thank this gig for beginning Lacey, but you don’t have to.
What’s your favourite site to download music from and do you ever pay for it? Can we find any of your releases there?
Torrents, no and yes you can probably find our first single Hard To Tell/Whip, our second single Distractions and our EP Ropes floating around out there. If you’re feeling generous (it’s ok if you’re not) you can buy Ropes from iTunes.
What’s the furthest you’d go to win over a new fan?
We’re pretty open dudes. Just ask, we’d probably do stuff even if you didn’t want to be our fan. Naughty stuff. With each other. Maybe.
Right, here’s the plug section – tell us about upcoming gigs/tours and releases.
Alright then. We are heading over to Sydney on March 16-20 for a run of shows. We are playing:
• Wednesday 16th March – The Gaelic Theatre, Sydney
• Friday 18th March – (MUM @) The World Bar, Kings Cross w/ Royal Chant
• Saturday 19th March – CBD Hotel, Newcastle w/ Royal Chan
Anyone in the area should definitely come on down to help us celebrate our first eastern states tour.
Also, we hope to get a bigger, better release (than ‘Ropes’) out sometime this year, though this effort may be hampered by Josh’s ability to keep his pants on at dinner/rehearsal/recording/court.