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 met my current wife at a Laneous show. She’s definitely the only woman that I screw when I’m not on the road.
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?
MC Hammer Baby… It’s Hammer Time!! Plus – Nirvana, Jane’s Addiction, Chilli Peppers, Beastie Boys… I dunno – um… N.W.A, Pantera
What’s been your worst gig and why are you glad there’s no footage of it on Youtube … yet?
We played this really cool event at the Theatre Royal in Castlemaine last year that had all of the makings of an amazing show but was derailed by an acid bomb. It has since become affectionately known as “Fear & Loathing in Castlemaine”. The details – hazy as they are, have never been spoken about again. Strangely enough – I met a dude in Byron last weekend who was at this infamous train wreck and had a great time. Still probably best kept from youtube though I reckon.
Tomorrow’s payday, so we’ve only got $20 to get you drunk. Where do we go and what do we buy with it?
We go to the Rumpus Room in West End and buy a round of drinks for the rest of the Family Yah and then cry poor and let them repay the favour over and over again. Or we rally up a posse and drink at home – whisky preferably or good rum.
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?
Our New Album “Found Things” has been out about a week so it’d probably be in the bargain bin by now. Otherwise – our 1st album “St. Ill Regal” or the shit load of EP’s that we pump out just because we can’t stop making music – Soul Sampler EP, Ill Regal EP, Shit at Life, Good at Music EP, Almost Regal EP, Laneous VS Dubmarine Mashup EP are all floating around out there too. By the end of 2011 though you can expect another 3 EP’s that we’ve just started writing so by then I’d guess every garage sale from St Kilda to West End should have at least one Laneous Drink Coaster in it.
Suppose we put a gun to your head and force you to kiss a member of another Australian band. Who, which band and why?
Definitely the hot guy with the really cool hair who’s in that awesome 90’s grunge band with all the cute girls who live up the road from coles. He’s so dreamy. Otherwise, I’m packin a pretty serious boner for Laneous.