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?
We are Red Rockets of Borneo. We are a five-piece rock/punk band hailing from Melbourne’s inner north that propels short punchy guitar-driven rock missiles in rapid-fire succession at our audience.
‘Fess up. What records have you stolen from your parent’s record collection and why?
The Loved Ones, Johnny O’Keefe, Band of Gypsys (Jimi Hendrix) – coz you’d be stupid not to.
What’s on heavy rotation on your iPod right now?
Radiohead – In Rainbows, Timber Timbre – Timbre Timbre, Grinderman – Grinderman 2…
‘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?
It’s easier to download a whole hard drive of stuff. Music is much more accessible to everyone now, not just yer crazy uncle.
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?
JP – Aerosmith (Tennis Centre ie: Rod Laver Arena)
KAT – Spiderbait, Kill Dozer (EV’s in Croydon)
What’s your favourite site to download music from and do you ever pay for it? Can we find any of your releases there?
iTunes and yes we are.
What artist made you want to pick up an instrument and/or sing?
JP – Tom Waits
KAT – Kim Deal
Have you ever been arrested?
Don’t think so.
Do you have any particular ritual before you go on stage, or even a lucky charm you take with you?
JD refuses to wash his pants.
What’s been your most outrageous rider request?
Something other than one pot of VB or a bottle of red wine on ice.
Because it’s more fun to do things together, which living Australian artist would you most like to collaborate with? Tell us why?
Nick Cave because he’s the Man!
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.
We have a self-titled album out at the moment.
Next playing at the Syn FM Free Kick Final at The Tote on the 22nd May