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?

Ratt, Poison, AC/DC and Christina Applegate.  All the big hitters.

Tomorrow’s payday, so we’ve only got $A20/$US18/£14/€10 to get you drunk. Where do we go and what do we buy with it?

You go to O’Looneys on the Lower Haight and get your Aussie ass some four loco.

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 put out 20 or so lps and singles since we’ve begun.  Every last one has sold and now is on ebay for like $10,000,000.00

So, you guys are touring Australia this coming January. What can people expect from this tour?

More of the same.  Songs and fun and mildly embarrassing dances.

What was the process of making Warm Slime?

All live to 8 track in an old hip hop club.

Do you find you work differently in Thee Oh Sees as opposed to your previous and other bands?

We are more mature as we are older now than we were then.

You’ve dabbled in both digital and analog methods of recording. Which do you prefer? Do you think the older style of recording is dying out to make way for new technologies?

Digital is no fun for us.  There will always be a need for analog recording I would think.  It has a soul.

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

Mikey from Eddy Current.  He has such smootchy lips.

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’ve wrestled a salty.  I aint afraid of nothing.

Cheers John,


If you didn’t catch Thee Oh Sees last time they were out (they were amazing!), below is a hint of what you  can expect.  Also, click here for Thee Oh Sees Aus tour dates on the Tone Deaf gig guide.