Uni days bring back good memories
frontman Stavros Yiannoukas has fond memories of studying for a commerce degree at university in Sydney – the parties, playing music and eventually, turning up to class. Uni was also where he met and began making music with his Bluejuice bandmates. The unpredictable rockers have headed back where it all began on their The Winter of our Discotheque Tour, which lands at Griffith University Gold Coast tomorrow night. The tour, which also features Deep Sea Arcade and The Preachers, coincides with the release of Bluejuice’s fourth single, The Recession. ‘‘I was at uni over 11 years ago, so it’s a bit of a blur now, but I fell into the band during uni, so it was a really great time for me,’’ Yiannoukas says. ‘‘I have lots of fond memories. We weren’t playing big, important shows and we weren’t even that good, but man it was fun. It’s where you are learning to be an individual and find your place in the world.’’ Yiannoukas says uni crowds are always ‘‘pumped’’. ‘‘Uni students go pretty crazy at the gigs, because they are at that age where they just like to party and have fun. We’re all about having fun, so it’s great when our audience get really into it as well.’’ After their Sizzling 2012 Tour with The Aston Shuffle, shows at the Big Day Out and Groovin’ the Moo festivals and their current uni tour, Yiannoukas says the band hasn’t had much time to write new material. ‘‘We’re heading to Byron after this tour to just sit in a house and write music,’’ he says. ‘‘We haven’t done that before, so it will be good to be removed from distraction. Although, being in Byron might be a bit of a distraction in itself. We’ll see.’’
Bluejuice, Deep Sea Arcade and The Preachers play Griffith University tomorrow night. Tickets are $22.50 to $27.50.
University tour: Jake Stone and Stavros Yiannoukas of Sydney band Bluejuice.