Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
We have just released our latest album, ‘Love Army’ on vinyl and are currently tinkering away on a stack of new material in the background. We spent 50 weeks of 52 last year on the road which was hectic so it’s nice to be writing again. We are just getting our guns loaded for our 7th European tour with U.S band, The Bellrays throughout all of May before a handful of shows in Australia including Cherry Rock with Richie Ramone & Kadavar in Australia!!
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Maybe a Chinese sucker cause it’s odd, red and spiky with a tough exterior. It’s a soft fruit that tastes slightly sweet with a slight sour tinge.
Which of your songs resonate most strongly and why?
‘All My Love’ from our album, ‘Sound Painter’. I think the song arouses a strength within us all to kinda say, ‘fuck you’ to an ex-partner that did wrong by you. I was on an emotional rollercoaster at the time
I wrote the song and I meant every word I wrote on the page at the time. There’s something to be said for the truth, I don’t think you can lie to an audience, they can smell it from a mile away. There has never been a show when the crowd hasn’t all joined in for the chorus that is louder than the band itself. We felt hugely honoured when the song was also recently recorded by Czech Rep. artist, Lenny who ended up with a top ten song? under her belt… Smash it Lenny!
Tell us a quick, on the road, anecdote.
Always bring protective gear to the kebab shop after a gig.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
Heartache, broken down relationships, healing, overcoming and positivity. I spend a bit of time in the desert (Northern Territory) every year so definitely the incredible stories and people from remote communities seem to conjure a lot of significant relevance to the way I feel. I draw strong humans into my life for strength and have a fascination with dysfunctional art, motorbikes, late nights, bats, and petrol bombs.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
Auto Pilot – Queens of The Stone Age.
What’s next for you?
We’ve just locked in studio dates for our next release for after we get back from Europe so we’ll be tweaking the live show before we go and working the new songs into the set to road test these babies…. No rest for the wicked :)
What’s your scene?
A fine balance between the visual and cultural stimulation of being on the road, playing music and making love.
CherryRock016 Tenth Birthday in AC/DC Lane
Cherry is proud to announce that it will be hosting its Tenth Birthday edition of Australia’s only dedicated rock n roll street festival CHERRYROCK016 on Sunday 1 May 2016 in AC/DC Lane and at Cherry Bar.
We are excited to announce our full line-up with the addition of our fourth International act, THE SIGIT from Indonesia! The Sigit (The Super Insurgent Group of Intemperance Talent), inspired by 70s Rock Gods, are a hard rock 4-piece who released their first EP in 2004. However, it was their fourth full-length release, ‘Detourn’ that earned the band the esteemed title from Rolling Stone Asia as “The Number One Act of 2013”.
As they say, never trust clowns…One other addition/change to the CherryRock016 line-up is that Clowns are now going to Belgium and have been replaced by High Tension, the punk rockers on a roll, featuring the enigmatic Karina Utomo on lead vocals.
Also confirmed are esteemed rock n roll Internationals KADAVAR from Berlin, Germany and SUPERSUCKERS from Tuscon, USA who join RICHIE RAMONE the legendary drummer for The Ramones, at the pointy end of our incredible tenth birthday CherryRock016 line-up. Plus, Gay Paris and Polish Club, both from Sydney, alongside the blistering local contingent, which includes Power, Dallas Frasca, Dead City Ruins, Mammoth Mammoth, Mesa Cosa and Devil Electric.
Cherry Owner and Booker James Young adds, “Ten years under our belts and I firmly believe this is our best line-up ever. The Sigit from Indonesia sound like Graveyard from Sweden! Kadavar are my favourite band in the world and AC/DC Lane will grow a beard while these hairy Germans play. Supersuckers were born with a tail and will finally shake that tail in AC/DC Lane. And with locals such as High Tension, Power, Dead City Ruins and Dallas Frasca I know Melbourne’s CherryRock street rock n roll festival shall stand proudly beside the legendary Richie Ramone himself, together, too tough too die!”
Kadavar, Richie Ramone, Supersuckers, Gay Paris, The Sigit, Polish Club, Dead City Ruins, Power, High Tension,Dallas Frasca, Mammoth Mammoth, Mesa Cosa and Devil Electric.
Tenth Birthday – Too Tough To Die
Sunday 1 May 2016. 12noon – 9.30pm
13 acts. 2 stages. No clashes.
Tix $89 (no booking fee) from www.cherrybar.com.au
18+ event. Strictly limited to 700 tix.
Richie Ramone and Supersuckers exclusive in Victoria to Cherry