Q&A Scene: Lew ~ SOPHISTICATED DINGO

Tell us about your new single?

We wrote Yuppies after Jimmy would arrive at band practice after 11 hour shifts at a cafe and running his mouth about the customers he was having to deal with. Cafe-goers complaining about having to settle for dark rye when light-rye wasn’t available, complaints about the music being too loud, and baristas being forced to froth 3 different types of milk at once all for some f***wit who wants it served with a shot of decaf!

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

I love our new single “YUPPIES”. I think it holds a good mix as a tune with lots of hooks as well quite an expansive darker ambient expressive sound. I think the recording also holds up very well in capturing the energy we like to bring to a live performance. This along with a few other tracks on the forthcoming EP really do us justice in this department, I reckon.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why?

Swedish meatballs. Hearty flavour with a little bit of spice.

Or alternatively… Yuppies Stew:

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Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

When we were recording our EP I would drive Jimmy (drummer) home each day. One day he had decided not to wear socks with his shoes after having worked all of the night before without showering. This paired with the 30+ degree weather led to an ungodly stench for the entire trip home. I think this solidified the fact that I’m willing to do a lot for that dude.

What, or who, inspires you?

I’m a massive You Am I nut so I’d have to say their music inspires me the most to go out and try to write songs.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Anything off “Hourly Daily” or “Hi-Fi Way” by You Am I will always have my envy. In particular “Please Don’t Ask Me To Smile” off “Hourly Daily” really makes me feel all kind of fuzzy and warm. I adore how well a sweet song about pre-teen observations on life, played mostly on acoustic guitar, can fit so well on an otherwise heavily guitar-driven album. I’m always longing for the heavenly hooks amongst the set of head-bangers.

What’s next for you?

We are heading to Sydney on April 21 to play at the Oxford Art Factory, and then back to Melbourne on May 17 at the Gasometer Hotel as part of our YUPPIES TOUR to launch this new single. Then later in the year we’ll go about releasing our debut EP!

What’s your scene?

The couch on Friday night with a pair of trackies on while I watch the footy or a live concert DVD.

 

SOPHISTICATED DINGO are sick of your smashed avo, craft beer and buzzfeed articles about the yoof and their inability to save money. And they’re telling you where to go in their trash punk single, ‘Yuppies’.

Yuppies make inner city living a drag. They push up the prices of avocado let alone housing! Bread is no longer something you toast but something you have to source from an artisan bakery and don’t even get me started on coffee! Good thing we have SOPHISTICATED DINGO here to cock their legs up on them.

Drawing from Aussie punk, surf and garage, the band started in a loft above a garage, which for a garage band is the only answer you need. ‘Yuppies’ is fuzzed out but tuneful, fast but danceable, and visceral while poptastic.

LISTEN HERE

“We wrote Yuppies after Jimmy would arrive at band practice after 11 hour shifts at a cafe and running his mouth about the customers he was having to deal with. Cafe-goers complaining about having to settle for dark rye when light-rye wasn’t available, complaints about the music being too loud, and baristas being forced to froth 3 different types of milk at once all for some f***wit who wants it served with a shot of decaf!

Lewis – Sophisticated Dingo

“Sophisticated Dingo are attacking garage pop with sheer brilliance, not to mention a touch of comedic allure and cheeky attitude.” Happy Mag

“Punchy, catchy garage rock that will definitely tickle the fancy of any Skegss or Soho fan!”

Bridget Hustwaite, Triple J

They’ve shared the stage with some killer bands including Tired Lion, The Gooch Palms, Dear Seattle, Mesa Cosa and Raave Tapes which speaks volumes about their live show credentials. If these guys don’t get you moshing, then maybe check your pulse.

These party starters are ripping up Sydney and Melbourne on their Yuppies Tour!

Saturday April 21st  Oxford Art Factory Sydney

Rare Finds 3rd B-day gig

Tickets Here

Thursday May 17th The Gasometer Hotel Melbourne

‘Yuppies’ single is  released today on all digital stores.

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