Keith Urban is a “douche bag”, Katy Perry is a “babe” and says Dan D'Arcy “I’ll blow you for cash!” Interview by Marc Andrews.
DNA: Why the name Little Bastard and how accurate is it? Dan D’Arcy: We named it after the car that killed James Dean. It’s pretty accurate. Much like Mr Dean, we are all cool as fuck with just the right amount of ego and arrogance [laughs]. The name represents the future of our career, which will explode into a twisted metal fireball. Introduce the band to the readers of DNA. I’m the bass player and one of the singer/songwriters. The band consists of: Johnny Took [vocals and guitar], Edd Rowe [fiddle], Trevor Davies [mandolin], Liam Hoskins [drums], Matty Took [banjo] and Ross J Tipper [tambourine]. Everyone sings and most contribute to the songwriting. We are a string-punk band. The members also play in other bands too. How does that work? It’s pretty chill, most members have side projects; it’s all about communication. Clashes can happen I suppose, but I don’t think anyone will lose sleep over it. We all support each other. Are you planning to break into the States and be the new Lorde or Keith Urban? [Laughs] Keith Urban? That guy is a commercialised country douche bag! We plan on being nothing like him or anyone else. Going to the States is a goal of ours and it would be interesting to see how we translate over there. I think we would either get laughed at or they would love us… who knows? What’s your most famous celebrity connection? To me celebrity culture represents everything that’s wrong with society. Most of them are talentless. Burn them all with fire. Katy Perry is a freakin’ babe, though. If you’re reading this, honey, I’d make a connection with you any day. Any chance you’d go topless for DNA? I’ll do things for money [laughs]. As a straight man, talk us through the appeal of boardshorts over speedos. Boardshorts are good because they stop everyone from seeing your junk. I suppose it’s cool if you’re some steroid munching giant, or [Prime Minister] Tony Abbott, but I’m not into it. Have you guys done any gay gigs and would you consider it? I don’t know what you would really consider a gay gig. Playing to a room full of gay guys? I don’t see a problem with that. Gay guys know how to party. Any plans for dance remixes of your stuff ?
I’ll suck you off for 100 bucks but Trevor and Edd will do it for free!
No plans, but I wouldn’t be against the idea. [Puts on a strange kind of DJ voice] Get on some pingas lad and mong out to the latest LB remix, awww shit! Talk us through your debut album. Well, it’s a goddamn masterpiece that’s for sure. It was made in eight days by seven musical geniuses. This album is the greatest record ever conceived and, yes, it will go down in history. It’s like a scrapbook. We all brought songs to the table and it was all collaborative. What are the plans for the band for the next 12 months? [Laughs] Get chicks! If this doesn’t work what will you go back to? Fetal position masturbation. Any acting ambitions? My whole life is an act. We all wear masks, bro… Are you currently romantically involved? Depends who’s asking! Who is your secret male crush? Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. What’s your message to the gay men of Australia? I’ll suck you off for 100 bucks. Na, I’m joking, but Trevor and Edd will do it for free [laughs]. I am the Nightrider. I’m a fuel-injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller!
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