Hideous Sun Demon are from Perth. Their sound is garage. Third record Fame Erotic Dream drops July 27. Taking a few moments beforehand guitarist Jake Suriano runs us through this latest playlist.
It’s no meticulous compilation he's quick to reveal. Nor is it a studious creation. Instead it's a product of impulse. In truth, more than a few of these songs were Shazam’d drunk. It happens. And when it does sometimes you need to take some time to get familiar with your ‘other’ self. What better way to investigate than a lengthy drive?
Rabbit Radio: There are a lot of heroic outsiders and all-around weird-outs making up this list. Is there an overall thematic tying them all together?
Jake Suriano: This playlist was created rather impulsively. I tried to start it with music I associate with driving, hence the electronic and krautrock vibes. I guess I find vocals distracting for background music. A lot of it came from songs I've Shazam'd, out when drinking. My taste changes when drunk. I find some real surprises when I go through those songs. So yeah, I'd say the theme is the freedom of impulse?
RR: Out of all the group who has made the oddest picks or just has the oddest tastes in general?
JS: We all consume music fairly aggressively. Blake [Hart] loves neo soul and hip-hop. Me and Vin [Buchanan-Simpson] love Flying Nun bedroom pop sort of stuff. Recently I've been exploring Northern soul and African music. The internet is pretty useful.
RR: You close of course with the Lemon Twigs. If you could sum the group up in a sentence how would you put it?
JS: Freakishly talented glam babies.
RR: You have a new single out but what’s coming next for you guys? What can fans expect?
JS: Fame Erotic Dream - our 3rd album - is out July 27 via Hell Beach Records. The vinyl looks great. We’ve got this huge August-September tour coming up - we’re playing the Gold Coast on 17th and Brisbane on the 18th. After that we will be relocating to Melbourne. The money we save touring out of Melbourne will be used to record and release at a faster rate.
Words by Riley Fitzgerald