Keeley Connolly from Perth snuck back stage to steal a chat to the Fuzz Toads after playing their first headliner gig at Jack Rabbit Slims in Perth.
My names Keeley I’m here with the guys from Fuzz Toads. Andy, Michael, Austin and Oli. We just saw you play your first ever Headliner gig at Jack Rabbit slims in Perth which is a pretty big deal! I have to ask though guys, where did the name Fuzz Toads come from?
Andrew: We couldn’t think of a name but Oli came up with Fuzz toads and Mongolian Fuzz Inferno
Oli: We Basically wrote a list of random band names and had a vote, we went through quite a few different names.
Austin: What happened was we had a mad jam with Andy the first time we met him, he was insane! And then the second time he came over we had another jam and Oli had this list of names on his phone, and we had a toss up between Fuzz Toads and Mongolian Fuzz Inferno but then we realised we weren’t actually Mongolian so, Fuzz Toads it is.
Oli: Were not toad’s either
Austin: Aww were pretty dirty though
How long have you guys been together?
Austin: Actually I looked it up today boys and I think it was the 29th of March was a year so just over a year!
Who are your main influences?
Oli: There so many influences, a lot of it has to do with very much garage rock and real psychedelic stuff, also Felt, more progressive rock and jazz band.
Andy: Mark Guiliana
Michael: As a guitarist a lot of Perth artists actually. Like The Floors and Hideous Sun Demons. Lots of locus blues.
Oli: Perth has an amazing scene at the moment.
Would you guys rather fight 100 horse sized ducks, or a duck sized horse?
Andy: Duck sized horse man
Michael: Yeah a duck sized horse for sure
Austin: Do you have any idea how fucking hard that shit would bite your ankles? I just wanna go with 100 duck sized horses
What’s happening next for Fuzz Toads?
Austin: So we’re currently working with Simon Struthers from Forensic Audio who’s our mastering dude, and very soon were going to have our Monlyth single out which is first proper release for a while!
If you could bang a dead celeb who would it be?
Oli: Janis Joplin for sure
Austin: Yeah but only if she’s decaying
Andy: Jimmy Hendrix
Michael: The first pope
What is your greatest achievement to date?
Austin: You know what actually, our band is my life and tonight is one of the best achievements I feel we’ve ever had, I’m really proud of how we played.
Oli: Honestly it’s the same for me I’m just extremely happy with the band and I love playing locally and having a lot of fun because music is not about making money or anything its all about having fun.
Andy: Overcoming mental illness and actually doing something exciting.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Michael: Will smith
Austin: Ohh well that’s not really guilty is it?
Oli: Na he’s alright I enjoy his rap music, he’s decent.
Ok guys couple more we have Donald trump, Sarah Jessica Parker and Mrs Doubtfire you gotta fuck one, marry one, kill one go:
Oli: Definitely kill Trump, marry Mrs Doubtfire and fuck Sarah Jessica Parker
Austin: I think we can all agree that we would kill trump, then it just goes would I date Sarah Jessica parker? I’m not really sure about that.. I’m just going to leave that one up to the reader.
Keeley: And what about Mrs Doubtfire how do you feel about her?
Austin: Oh, there aint no doubtin’ the fire in my pants.
Lastly, what is the ultimate super group?
Austin: THE CRYSTAL MOTH!!
Oli: If Kool & The Gang and Michael Jackson started a band that would be sick!
Thanks so much for your time guys you are definitely on the way up and I’m looking forward to following your journey! All the best!
Catch these guys at Rakshas EP Launch in Perth on the 23rd of July and also supporting the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets on the 30th.