Who gets the most ‘off stage action’ in the band? What’s the secret to their success?
Well you don’t beat around the bush. Dave’s been going good guns of recent. He has a bottle of chloroform in his Keyboard bag and some other dense odourless liquids close at hand so he’s set with the ladies. They also seem to like his new complete man beard. And I also suspect our drummer of having no bits so he doesn’t factor.
Have you ever been arrested? Where were you, and what was it for?
Got the sting for drink driving once and got bundled into the van and shipped off to a holding cell. It was all Pink Floyd’s fault as I pulled over to grab one of their CD’s from the back of the car and in doing so pulled over behind an undercover cop’s car checking a stolen vehicle. I told him to ‘hop it’ cause I didn’t realise he was a mudless little oinklet dressed as a man. Didn’t go down real swell. I also got put in a cell in Romania for sneaking into the country without a visa from Hungary.
What’s been the worst day job you’ve ever had?
All of them
Sex, drugs and groupies – In what order do you prefer them and how often?
Well we don’t really have ‘groupies’, just girls we sometimes sit near and pretend that were ‘hip’ to their vibe, so that’s last. And sex…….Confucius say “Man who go to bed with hard problem, often wake up with solution in his hand”…so ill put that second, and so the outward and unashamed psychedelic nature of our music is the winner of this conundrum.
Take us back to the first gig you went to. Where was it and what was the venue?
Saw Alex Lloyd at the peninsula lounge in mornington with a girl I was keen on. It was like poking shit with a stick, boring and pointless. Unless it is that your trying to shift a poo and all you have is stick, then its not pointless. But Alex Lloyd was
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 wouldn’t have a clue how to download music so I couldn’t steal it even if I wanted to. But The Ovals music can be downloaded on CD baby and also itunes.
What’s the furtherest you’d go to win over a new fan?
Well with our music of course and blah blah blah blah…. If someone comes up to me after a gig and says “Hey man, that was alright but it didn’t really grab me” I usually say to myself, ‘I’ve got to win this guy over’, or, ‘I should do something about them to stop this feeble and unimportant opinion spreading.’ It’s generally the latter. So I befriend them and say ‘lets go for a drive,’ before they know it they find themselves five hours from where we met and the terrain is vaguely like a desert and the integral structure of their larynx has been greatly disturbed and air isn’t so accessible as it used to be for them. But feel free to approach me after a gig by all means; we’re all really nice, relaxed and understanding fellows
Right, now that you’ve virtually admitted in public that you’re actually not very cool, here’s your chance to plug your upcoming gigs and releases. – go for it.
Settle down there son, you’re assuming your questions were so cool that you made me look uncool. I however forgive your poor attitude and simply put it down to your second rate schooling. But yes, I forgot this was a band related interview, we have gigs. Our EP ‘Into the eyes of those who sleep’ is being unleashed upon the Cherry bar come Friday the 25th of March with the delights of Tehachapi and Mary of the Moon. That is followed by an East coast tour and a grace darling residency every Wednesday in May. But Cherry will be huge. Hell hath no fury as an Oval at the Cherry