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?

I am Darren, Gaz’s alter ego, I appear after Gaz has played drums in RMO and drank all the beers and make trouble for him.

‘Fess up. What records have you stolen from your parents’ record collection and why?

I am an alter ego I don’t have parents….

What’s on heavy rotation on your iPod right now?

I’m an alter ego, I don’t have an iPod, I hum Chuck Berry

‘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?

Gaz and Kreg recorded our album in the living room so home taping is working for us, and frankly if people care enough to steal our music, I’m up for it. But seriously buy our shit, buy 2.

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?

Offspring at festival hall, Gaz is from Echuca and as such we didn’t get out and see music much. The Offspring was the first band I cared enough about to come 3 hours to see. They were still good back then though so I’ve heard.

What’s your favourite site to download music from and do you ever pay for it? Can we find any of your releases there?

I have never really downloaded anything, Gaz is to lazy to get Internet and that kind of fucks things up for us both. As a result you can’t buy our shit online either, the Internet is for smut pushers and pedophiles anyway, also Albums are better with art. Fact.

What artist made you want to pick up an instrument and/or sing?

Johnny Walker.

Have you ever been arrested?

Yes, drunk tank. 3 times that I can remember.

Do you have any particular ritual before you go on stage, or even a lucky charm you take with you?

Lucky charm is a six Pack of Melbourne. Ritual is Destroying everything on stage every show.

What’s been your most outrageous rider request?

That’s a bit flirty, you have a tone….. What are you doing later?

Because it’s more fun to do things together, which living Australian artist would you most like to collaborate with? Tell us why?

Don’t change the subject, you were all flirty and excited a second ago now your all what Australian artist bla blah, did I come on to strong? Or do you just tease like that?

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.

Fuck yeah I knew you weren’t a tease. You have those ears you know. I guess you could come to the workers on the 15th of July and see us launch our album Honey I ate the kids. Rick Moranis Overdrive will rock out and then I will ask you pink or brown?