Keeley Connolly and Marshall Cooper, our Perth corespondents, managed to get a hold of Stu the lead vocalist of the band and ask him a few questions after their show at Badlands in Perth over the weekend.
.Hey man we’re from Rabbit Radio we just wanted to ask you a couple of questions about the gig, it was an awesome show tonight by the way
Stu: Oh thanks man, not sure if you'll hear us very well over the music out here.
What are your thoughts on the song freestyler? (The tune playing outside)
Stu: Oh its a good little jam, good little film clip
What are your favourite playstation games?
Stu: I was actually kind of like one of the less cooler kids that had a Nintendo 64
Not really sure if that makes you less cool
Stu: Yeah I was into like, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Zelda.
What do you think of Perth?
Stu: I like Perth. Its one of my most favourite places to play.
How come you chose Badlands as a venue?
Stu: Its kind of new and fresh we thought we would have a bit of fun with it.
It suits you guys the whole underworld theme
Stu: Yeah we didn't really know what to expect
And what would you rather a brain freeze for a year or weetbix for knees?
Stu: Oh man…. Brain freeze for a year. If I had weetbix for knees i would probably have to cruise around in a wheelchair.
What about if it was a weetbix you find in the back of the pantry?
Stu: Haha like a nice stiff one? I think that would still break pretty easy. You'd be done for if you had weetbix for knees.
What was the process for writing Road Train, whats the concept behind it?
Stu: Road Train was the last song that we wrote for Nonagon Infinity, in a lot of ways the whole album was written and almost finished and conceptualised, we already knew the circle it was going to go in, but there was a bit of a gap in it. In a lot of ways it was this track that was supposed to cap off the whole record and make it make more sense. It draws a lot of inspiration from the rest of the album but because its the last song we wanted it to be most intense and everything.
Yep, that speed is really great. To hear you guys play that fast, are you guys vibing on the whole big trucks driving down the freeway?
Stu: Well I had just been in central Australia at the time and theres a fuck load of road trains out there and they're scary as, they drive very very fast. Its pretty terrifying out there.
Where do you do most of your recording?
Stu: Its been a lot of different places its hard to say where the most has been. A year ago we got this studio space in Melbourne so we have just set up our own little recording zone at the moment and have started making a record at the moment so thats kind of fresh.
I heard that you learn a different instrument every year is that right?
Stu: Yeah I try to! I sort of started with the Sitar, then I learnt the flute, and then I learnt the clarinet.
You have a new kind of instrument in Nonagon Infinity thats kind of like a flute?
Stu: Yeah theres a Zurna in Wah Wah thats like this turkish flute kind of thing.. Not really like a flute actually haha, we get a lot of things on the internet.
What does the Sitar make you feel like when you play it?
Will we ever see the Sitar or the Clarinet in any of your live shows?
Stu: I suck at Clarinet haha, I have a Saxophone too but I prefer the tone of a Clarinet. Saxophone is just so much easier to play. Theres a fair bit of Clarinet on Paper Mache Dream Balloon but I don't think I would ever play it live.
Do you have any plans to get the Theremin on some more King Gizz tracks?
Stu: I like Theremin, I think its really fucking cool, we need to re visit Theremin.
Thanks so much for your time man really appreciate it!
Stu: No worries guys good luck with the radio!