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.
Adrian Hoffman risks the Tone Deaf crew snaffling his rider while he comes up with truthful answers.
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?
Our entourage of women have advised me not to answer this question…
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?
From about 9 to 12 years old I went through a Fuel… Good Charlotte… Sum 41… faze. Luckily I eventually got a hold of my dad’s record collection, and was saved. From about the age of 13 I started to figure out what sucked and what didn’t.
What’s been your worst gig and why are you glad there’s no footage of it on Youtube … yet?
My second ever gig, at Mojo’s Bar in Freo, when I was 14. My voice was going through its ‘transformation stage’ and I stupidly put new strings on my guitar that day, which I was not a professional at doing. My voice was breaking all over the high notes and I could feel the crowd holding in their laughter. My guitar was also terribly out of tune the whole gig. Luckily, there is not footage of it on Youtube. And I’ll be making sure there never will be.
Tomorrow’s payday, so we’ve only got $20 to get you drunk. Where do we go and what do we buy with it?
Any bottle of red will do it and I say we take it down to the beach and invite the Southland guys to jam a fancy dance song
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?
We released an EP called “Decide What You Want” in 2009, and next year you’ll find our new album called “Otis”, which will be out on vinyl. If it is in the recycling bin, please buy it and recycle 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?
There would be no need to put a gun to my head for me to want to give Martyn P Casey a big one. Bass player of The Triffids & Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds which are my two of my favourite bands. He is legend! No one holds it down like Marty. If he also played with The Go-betweens and The Church who knows how far I would want to take that kiss…..
The Morning Night will be releasing their new single “Love You Better”, produced by Ricky Maymi of the Brian Jonestown Massacre at Mojos in Fremantle, Western Australia this Saturday 6th November. Joining them on the night will be The Sun Orchestra, Louis and The Honkey Tonk & Tree.