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?

Richard In Your Mind! even the band name is sexual, there is a whole Alien kind of thing going on where we are actually trying to make the entire human race pregnant, but in a way where a seed, kind of like a mango seed, but smaller, starts growing in the centre of your brain, until 9 months later a kind of octopus explodes your head and eats the rest of your body for nourishment. Yeah it’s pretty sexy.

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?

At 14 it was probably slayer, and sepultura with some smashing pumpkins thrown in there for when I was feeling emotional.

What’s been your worst gig and why are you glad there’s no footage of it on Youtube … yet?

Our worst gig was a concept gig that we did totally as dance rock, it was under a different name , “The groovy melodramas”, it was so popular that we all became rich and bought boats, sooooo embarrassing.

Tomorrow’s payday, so we’ve only got $20 to get you drunk. Where do we go and what do we buy with it?

World bar! We always get free drink tickets wooooooohoooooooooooo! The 20 bucks is for weed

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?

You’ll find both our albums The Future Prehistoric and My Volcano on ebay, but you’ll be bidding against us coz its cheaper to get them of ebay than from the manufacturer. You wont find our ep “Summertime Ep” though ‘cause it’s digital only, I’ll tape you a copy from a cassette I made of it, if you want.

Suppose we put a gun to your head and force you to kiss a member of another Australian band. Who, which band and why?

Probably a big kissing circle with all The John Steel Singers, their band name is kinda sexual too.

Richard In Your Mind headline Tone Deaf Live in Melbourne, Saturday 28th August, at Ding Dong Lounge
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