We’d like to know a little bit about you for our files, but 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. Are you the ultimate groupie conquest or are you spending plenty of time by yourself with a box of tissues?

Depends on whether or not I’m in a relationship.

We don’t want to know about the 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?

Nirvana, Guns n Roses, Pearl Jam, aerosmith, black flag, the misfits

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

We once drove 18 hrs from San fransisco to vail Colorado to play for a soundguy and the opening act. Spirits were pretty low

Tomorrow’s payday, so we’ve only got $A20/$US20/£13/€10 to get you drunk. Where do we go and what do we buy with it?

Vietnamese food and a domestic beer…cheap and awesome!

What releases have you put out? Are they million sellers or do you still have a few boxes of them sitting gathering dust under your bed?

We’ve sold a bunch of records in Canada, I’m sure there are boxes of unsold albums from our UK and US releases… Oh well

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

Beyonce – you wouldn’t need a gun

You’re touring Australia. We know how much visitors are afraid of our native animals, so what is your greatest fear? Getting attacked by a) a snake b) a red back spider c) a bluebottle jellyfish d) a crocodile or e) a venomous drop bear?

I fear drop bears and tire snakes, both fictional predators… But can we be sure ;)

The Canadian band’s new album ‘Hope & Ruin’ is set for release in Australia on 15 April – check ’em out on tour on these dates.

FEBRUARY
Wednesday 23rd – Excelsior Hotel, Surry Hills NSW
Thursday 24th – Sandringham Hotel, Newtown NSW
Friday 25th – Old Manly Boatshed, Manly NSW
Saturday 26th – Bridge Hotel, Rozelle NSW
Sunday 27th – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW

MARCH
Wednesday 2nd – Excelsior Hotel, Surry Hills NSW
Thursday 3rd – Sandringham Hotel, Newtown NSW
Friday 4th – Old Manly Boatshed, Manly NSW
Saturday 5th– Bridge Hotel, Rozelle NSW
Sunday 6th – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW

Wednesday 9th – Excelsior Hotel, Surry Hills NSW
Thursday 10th – Sandringham Hotel, Newtown NSW
Friday 11th – Old Manly Boatshed, Manly NSW
Saturday 12th – Bridge Hotel, Rozelle NSW
Sunday 13th – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW

Thursday 17th – The National, Geelong VIC
Friday 18th – Cherry Bar, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 19th – Cherry Bar, Melbourne VIC
Sunday 20th – Cherry Bar, Melbourne VIC

Wednesday 23rd – Annandale Hotel, Sydney NSW