Tag: GoodGod Small Club
I have this image in my head of Tim Steward as a bit of a cranky, curmudgeonly guy. Maybe not back in his Screamfeeder days, but certainly in his more recent acts, both The Whats – who have a gleefully misanthropic song called ‘Ants’ where Steward imitates other people’s boring conversations by singing “Blah blah blah, misery!” – and We All Want To.
“I was hoping I’d make it home before you called. Whatever. Let’s just do this on the side of the road.” Super Wild Horses’ Hayley McKee is just days shy of releasing her band’s second album, and it’s clear that the rough and ready spirit that characterised their early years is still there – even in phone interviews.
Posted: April 15th, 2013 under Brag 508, Music, Music - Interview, New.
Tags: Benjamin Cooper, Day Ravies, Dig It Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational, Enmore Theatre, Family, GoodGod Small Club, Green Room Lounge, Super Wild Horses, The Midnight Special, the Sly Fox
It was a pent-up, volcanic build towards Vacation, the debut album from affable Melbourne duo Big Scary. The lead-up to the full-length featured a bevy of EP-oriented material, most notably the stellar compilation of their Four Seasons EPs. After an intensely prolific initial burst, Tom Iansek and Jo Syme have established a relatively measured approach for their keenly anticipated second LP proper, Not Art. Ahead of their album-prefacing Australian tour (replete with the debut of a supplementary third touring member), Iansek rationalises the band’s steady evolution.
1. Growing Up
My parents bought me a toy drumset when I was a few years old. They’re the best parents in the world. I also vividly remember getting my first record player on Christmas and I think there’s a photo of me with it and my hair is standing up like I’m being electrocuted by the thought of listening to records. I was a spazzy kid who always made up songs and bad jokes. Nothing’s really changed.
For a scrappy brat-punk duo who started out playing house parties because they couldn’t be bothered organising gigs at actual venues, DZ Deathrays have become shockingly organised these days. They’re already hard at work on the follow-up album to last year’s Bloodstreams, and are planning to spend two weeks in the country, doing nothing but working on demos. They’ve booked Blackburn Estate – it’s the same place that Gareth Liddiard used to record Strange Tourist, and has also been a temporary home for musicians from PVT to Jack Ladder. Apparently it has an outdoor pizza oven, but what DZ Deathrays frontman Shane Parsons really likes about the place is the idea of being able to get away from it all – especially neighbours.