Sunday April 29th will see 14 bands play at Mo's Desert Clubhouse for 'Desert Death Row', a fundraiser to help keep the Gold Coast creative space alive. Christian Kafritsas whipped together a few questions to ask the band about their latest release 'High School Hero', and the hard choice between dancing the iconic Thriller or the Napoleon Dynamite dance to save the world!
‘High School Hero’ has just been released, how’s the response been on the latest single so far?
We’ve been really happy with the response so far, it was only released a week ago and we’ve had radio play, blog reviews and just people messaging us saying they like it, which is really nice. There’s still more to come too like a video and such.
Later this month you head on short tour in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Are you excited to get on the road?
Yeah definitely! In the past we’ve done much larger tours so this is a nice change of pace keeping it to 3 cities. It’s always fun playing outside our local area and exposing ourselves to new crowds, especially if we get to fly somewhere. There a few things more satisfying than the cup of tea and cookie you get mid way though a Virgin flight.
Can you share if we’ll be expecting more new music in the near future?
We have music ready to release but we’re still just working out the timing, our main objective for this year will be to release an EP so there’ll definitely be singles dropped before then in the lead up to it. We may even decide to drop something straight after HSH finishes up who knows?
Which would you prefer to perform in front of a sold out stadium, ‘YMCA’ with the Village People in the costume of your choice or ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ with Bon Jovi?
Livin on a Prayer was hard enough on Guitar Hero! I think the Village People would be the way to go, there’s something about a stadium full of people doing the YMCA dance that would be very soul cleansing. I’ll be the builder, I love my tools.
If you were to swap roles in the band to your non-preferred to close a sold out show, what cover song do you think you could pull off?
ABC, not by the Jackson 5 though, I’m taking about reciting the actual alphabet. Or perhaps Seven Nation Army could be a winner, sometimes we jump on each others instruments (musical) and have a go. It’s good to practice for these very possible scenarios.
Liam and Noel Gallagher request for you guys to feature on a song but you can only choose one of them. Who do you choose?
We’d probably go with Noel because he’d be less likely to steal our wallets. Maybe if we split up and 2 of us went with each we could tell them how much the other brother misses them and wants to make music again. We could be responsible for an Oasis reunion.
Your best mate is having a dress up birthday party and you can only attend dressed as ABBA or KISS. Who do you choose?
If we go as ABBA two of us are getting a sex change, so KISS. We can do each others make up in the limo on the way over, it would be a beautiful moment, then we arrive and breathe fire and stuff.
It’s the apocalypse, your stuck in the desert and your group are the only hope to save the world by reciting the entire dance to either ‘Thriller’ or the Napoleon Dynamite dance. Which do you choose?
Both are such amazing examples of the mastery of dance. That’s like asking whether you’d rather paint the Mona Lisa or Starry Night. I think inside each of us there is a majestic lion waiting to pounce, or prance as the case may be. There are 4 of us in the band so Thriller is the logical choice, zombie Michael with 3 zombie minions. I’m sure being humanities last hope of survival would stir the sleeping lions within
DESERT DEATH ROW
A Mo's Desert Clubhouse Fundraiser
SECRET DJ HEADLINER
Hobo Magic * Hemingway * Drop Legs
* VOIID * ELEGANT SHIVA * WHARVES
Hell and Whiskey * Crum * Boing Boing Band
Stoker - aus * Tokyo Beef * Handful of Helmet * Hybrid Band