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Blunt - - Up Front -

Where are you from?

Perth, Aus­tralia.

Who is in your band?

Leigh Ken­dell ( gui­tar); Alex Han­d­ley ( bass); Drew Ken­dell ( gui­tar); Joel Bur­ton

( drums); Nick Roberts ( vo­cals).

Who are some of your in­flu­ences?

Norma Jean, Ev­ery Time I Die, Alex­ison­fire, Ar­chi­tects... As a band, For The Fallen Dreams, Con­fes­sion, Vol­umes, then a lot of post- rock like Foals, Ty­cho,

and The Amer­i­can Dol­lar. Where can we nor­mally find

you play­ing? Am­pli­fier Bar, The Rose­mount or

Leed­erville HQ.

Tell us about your best show. Pos­si­bly our two re­cent shows: Mates & Yarns and another sup­port­ing Dream On Dreamer. At both shows the crowd re­sponse was awe­some and there was just

gen­er­ally a great at­mos­phere.

Tell us about your worst show. We just fin­ished our first semi- na­tional tour. There were some strange shows but one of the Syd­ney shows we played was re­ally odd. When we rocked up, there were fam­i­lies sit­ting down eat­ing parmies and a skimpy wait­ress cruis­ing about. The TAB was view­able from the stage and the whole setup didn’t in­still much con­fi­dence. Once the sound guy and other bands rocked up it turned out to be okay but by the time we were due on, the bar staff had packed up and there were only a few peo­ple from the other bands that ac­tu­ally stayed

to watch us.

Tell us your three favourite bands. I’ll give you some more: Queens Of The Stone Age, The Black Dahlia Mur­der, and

Deftones.

Tell us about your lat­est re­lease.

Of Bane, Bur­den & Change, our de­but al­bum. It’s a con­cept de­rived from my own life ex­pe­ri­ence that just took place over the last two years or so. It’s out now on

High­land Records via Firestarter.

Slayer or Me­tal­lica?

Ea­gles.

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