If you haven’t overdosed on mince pies yet, then here’s something to wrap your ears around before Santa comes.
Brisbane, Australia – home of perpetual roadworks.
How did you meet?
We all met through our vast local family of musicians. I was hunting for gnarly players and both Luke and Scotty came highly recommended.
How long have you been playing as a band?
Scotty joined on bass in 2018, but Luke and I joined forces in late 2014 ahead of our Brisneyland EP in 2015.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
The name just popped into my noggin one day. It shall forever remain one of life’s great mysteries.
What are your influences?
Life, death and the tangents in between. Musically though, it’s a long and eclectic list for each of us, including Biffy Clyro, Faith No More, Iron Maiden, Spacehog, OURS, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, Azure Ray, Better Than Ezra, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, RemyZero…I could be here for hours.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
It’s the vibe, man. It’s where the existential dread meets contentment. I suppose our musical aimlessness contributes to our uniqueness. We don’t know what kind of song we’re about to write until we’ve written it. We do what we want.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
Sincerity is about the closest thing we have to a theme. Lyrically I just write whatever I’m feeling or thinking at that moment, I try to keep it as subconscious as possible, let the song write itself and surprise me.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Very moist. Always a blur. As MOFOiSDEAD we haven’t played a huge amount of shows, but as soon as we hit the stage my brain adjourns to another dimension whether I want it to or not.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
I once accidentally played a show on ketamine, that was pretty wild for me, not sure how wild it was for everyone else. I once watched a guy in the front row bite into his empty pint glass like a taco, spitting chunks of glass everywhere.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
Guitars – Reverend Descent baritone (and Gibson Les Paul standard for a couple of songs), drums – Yamaha, bass – Warwick Corvette.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
Our new single “The Gospel of Engadine”, out 11th December. Just in time for the one year anniversary – a melodic little reminder about that time Australia was on fire and our Prime Minister decided to go on vacation to Hawaii.
What are your plans for the next 6 months or so?
Record a lot of songs. Record some more songs. Play some shows eventually. Eat some burgers.
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
Biffy Clyro headlining. Opening …I’ll go with Hammers Today, rad band from our hood. That’d be a pretty loose after party.