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What other names did you con­sider

call­ing your­selves? We nearly called our­selves Fun or Fun

City ‘cos we thought that would be cool but af­ter a few days of chill­ing out and play­ing Fris­bee we re­alised it was

ac­tu­ally re­ally bad. Where are you from and what would be the most recog­nis­able lo­cal land­mark? We’re all from Bris­bane… Hmmm, how about that Aus­tralian sou­venir shop on Al­bert Street, that’s pretty mem­o­rable... Who is in your band, what do they play and what is their non-mu­si­cal su­per­power?

Tim Den­nis (gui­tar, can be­come a Canadian ver­sion of him­self); Bren­don Lee (bass, he can sweet talk a woman bet­ter than James Brown at an af­ter party); Liv Blackie (keys, back­ing vo­cals, stunning good looks); Gred Porter (drums, stunning safety record – in­sur­ance com­pa­nies love him); Sam Bax­ter (vo­cals, gui­tar, re­ally good at

shuf­fling cards).

Name your three big­gest in­flu­ences. The Fray, The Killers, and

Imag­ine Dragons. What’s your pre-show

warm-up rou­tine? It smells a lot like honey and lemon throat lozenges mixed with the scent of white tea and the smell of brand

new T-shirts. Tell us about your most

mem­o­rable show. We played a show in New Zealand back in 2012 and af­ter­wards we went skinny

dip­ping in Lake Taipo. What band would you most like to

share the stage with?

We’d love to share the stage with Paramore, as long as they teach us how to back­flip with gui­tars and pro­vide

some safety nets for G Porter. What is your lat­est re­lease and why

should we buy it? Our lat­est re­lease is PutYourMoney

WhereYourMouth Is and Tim says you should buy it be­cause it’s tastier than or­ganic brown­ies, will make you heaps of cool friends, and as a bonus you’ll

get rich from lis­ten­ing to it.

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