In the country for Meredith Music Festival next weekend, Off! kick off their accompanying tour tonight in Perth. Fronted by legendary Black Flag and Circle Jerks vocalist Keith Morris the all-star Californian hardcore ensemble OFF! (with Dimitri Coats of Burning Brides on guitar, Steven McDonald of Red Kross on bass and Mario Rubalcaba of Earthless, Hot Snakes and Rocket From The Crypt on the sticks) are wrapt to be here. Dimitri was kind enough to submit himself to a super quick Q&A. We got the impression he kinda likes Kiss.

First things first, are you excited for the Australian tour?

Yes very. Australia is one of those countries we Americans look forward to playing. You have a reputation as a rowdy and fun audience who digs the kind of music we make. Three of us have experienced this first hand. Our singer has never been. He’s about to get his mind blown.

Any sights you plan to check out while you are here?

Steven and Mario have planned a trip to Moreton Island. Keith just wants to stick to the town and look for Olivia Newton John. I’ll sleep the days away. It’s a people over places thing which leads me into night.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Raymond Pettibon, Led Zeppelin , Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, marijuana, Keith’s winning smile, and the fear of being mediocre and broke.

What was the first record you ever purchased?

Kiss Alive.

Personally what is your favorite band at the moment?

Kiss.

When did you first pick up a guitar and why?

Does a tennis racket count? Kiss. Age 6.

Finally for the people attending the upcoming tours what can they expect?

We assure the public our production will be second to none. And of course Henry The Horse dances the waltz.

– Marissa Hanson

If you’re quick you might still be a chance to see this incredible act on their Australian tour.