Hi, I’m Nick from The Morrisons. We love to play fast loud punk music. It’s fun to watch, it’s fun to listen to. Here’s what they think: “Frenetic and loose and skuzzy. Very cool!” said Dom Alessio from triple j. “Really Friggin good!” said Ruari Currin, from Fang It at PBS. Oh, and Madison Thomas said in this Tone Deaf review “The Morrisons are about as easy to ignore as a punch to the ear and they play with a skull-kicking energy.”
What’s your earliest memory of performing and who inspired you to start?
I was in a kid’s play about pirates. The director was a real tripper and she let us really go to town, we got to use fake blood and all kinds of crazy shit. Mum and Dad where pretty inspiring. Dad was a singer and could sing the ass out of all kinds of stuff. Mum used to bash out Queen songs on the piano when I was a kid. Was pretty cool.
You must answer this question honestly or we steal your rider. What and where was the first gig you went to?
Faith No More at The Hordern Pavilion, 1997.
‘Fess up. What records have you stolen from your parent’s record collection and why?
The original cast recording of HAIR.
What’s on heavy rotation on your iPod right now?
Anything by The Cosmic Psychos.
How do you find new music?
Go to a fucken gig!
Do you have any particular ritual before you go on stage, or even a lucky charm you take with you?
I always where the same pair of shoes on stage. They’re fucken uncomfortable so they keep me on edge.
If you could curate your own festival, where would it be, who would be on the bill, how many people would you let in and what features would it have?
The Arthouse. Everyone who has ever been on or judged the X Factor or Australian Idol would be on the bill. Only The Morrisons would be allowed in, we’d all get paint ball guns and lock all the exits.
When you’re Rolling Stones Big, what are you going to request on your rider: don’t be shy. We want specifics!
We’d like a mud wrestling pit containing Meatloaf and Gary Busey.
Because it’s more fun to do things together, which living Australian artist would you most like to collaborate with? Tell us why?
We’d love to go the whole Jay Z angle, and get the sound of Shannon Noll crying on our next album……..what a tool!
What is your band’s music the best soundtrack for?
Being a punk band, we’d love to say anarchy, but the truth is your house will always be clean if you buy our CD!
Where we can see you play next?
Our residency at The Tote! Saturdays in February, 5pm. Front Bar, FREE!