Can you tell us about the origin of the band name, a history of the band and a little bit about the various members?
The band name originates from an early song title. The song was terrible, but we liked the name.
The band originated in 2016 with when Rone and Adrian, who had met previously, saw each other by chance at a local bar. They got to talking and here we are. Mars joined about 18 months later after the recording of the first EP. All three of us had played in numerous bands over the years, with varying levels of success.
Are you all from the same area? How did you get together as a band?
We all live in Melbourne but in different parts. Adrian in the northern suburbs, Mars in the south east and Rone in the inner east. As above, Rone and Adrian had met previously when auditioning for another band. Rone knew Mars through his own previous band, Roxy Wifi.
Who are your favourite artists/bands and how have they influenced your own sound?
Way too many to list here but as far as a more direct influence Shihad, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Death From Above 1979, Biffy Clyro, AC/DC, Refused, David Bowie. Shihad and Soundgarden for the riffs, AIC and Biffy for the songcraft, the others for the vibe
Did you always have the ambition to be a musician and in a band or did you originally have other plans?
Always wanted to play music but Adrian initially wanted to be a lawyer. It’s not too late to go back to school!!
What songs or albums are on your current playlist?
New Mastodon, Butch Walker – Glenn, Don Broco – Fingernails, Tigercub – As Blue As Indigo
Do you sing in the shower?
Definitely. Some of the best ideas come from singing in the shower.
Do you have any plans for the band for this year and into next year?
Release and record more new tunes, start increasing the shows into the new year. A festival slot coming up.
Do you currently have any new songs/albums ready to be released?
Yes our next single Strange As Fiction will be out mid October. Stay tuned!
If you could play at any venue in the world where would you choose?
Any of the classic venues in London, LA, New York etc. Even if it means travelling back in time to their heyday!
Do you have a favourite album? If so, what is it?
No please don’t make us choose!! There are so many favourites that we’re bound to forget one so we’ll choose none at all 😊
Do you have any guilty pleasure songs/albums?
There are no such things as guilty pleasures. Be proud of the music you love. If you love it, that’s all that matters. Who cares what others think.
If you were putting together the greatest show on earth, who would be playing?
If it’s fantasy, non-reality then it’s the Beatles, AC/DC (with Bon), David Bowie, The Who (with Keith and John), Nirvana, Guns n Roses (Appetite line up), Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Sex Pistols.
If it’s reality then it’s ACDC, Biffy Clyro, Shihad, Death From Above 1979, Alice In Chains, Anthrax, Foo Fighters……this is hard, there’s so many awesome artists we’d love to see on this show…. 😊
Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? What was it and do you still have it?
AC/DC – Let There Be Rock and I still have it. I’ve kept everything I’ve ever bought.
As your fans will be reading this, is there any message you would like to send out to them?
Thank you so much for listening to our music and just being interested in it. We appreciate every single person who takes the time to listen.
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We, at The Metal Asylum, would like to thank you for your time. Is there is anything further that you would like to add?
Big thanks to Metal Asylum for your support. We appreciate it very much. Stay awesome!
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