What other names did you consider
calling yourselves? As a 15-year-old, Andrew recommended Red Light District. It didn’t go further
than that recommendation. Where are you from and what would be the most recognisable local landmark? Bendigo, so definitely Poppet Head – a mining tower in the middle of the town. Who is in your band, what do they play and what is their non-musical superpower? Andrew Ayres (drums, backing vocals, great with a whipper snipper); Angus Ayres (vocals, guitar, SuperMario
Brothers on the Super Nintendo); Ally Campbell Smith (vocals, guitar, anything DIY); Jessie Fernandez (bass, backing vocals, making a toasted sandwich); Paige X Cho (keys, Snapchat. That is all).
Name your three biggest influences. It varies for everyone in the band but three off the top of our heads would be
Ennio Morricone, Pile, and R.E.M. What’s your pre-show
warm-up routine? We love listening to Toto’s “Africa” in the
car with all the windows down. Tell us about your most
Groovin’ The Moo in 2012 was an awesome show. We once also played a show where an abusive member of the audience climbed onto Andrew’s drum
kit resulting in a punch on. What band would you most like to
share the stage with? Peter Gabriel, so that we can duet on “Steam”. (Do yourself a favour and
watch the music video). What is your latest release and why
should we buy it? Our new full-length BelowEmpty &
Westward Bound is out now through Rice Is Nice. We think you should buy it
if you enjoy it!
Why are you going to make it to the top over all the other contenders in the
musical arena? We’ve been watching Gladiators for the
last 15 years.