Q&A Scene: Gus Hunt of Unity Floors

Tell us about your upcoming tour and recent album release ?
The tour consists of Hobart (8th), Melbourne (22nd) and Sydney (28th) – three whirlwind weekends. Touring is cool because we get to see a bunch of interstate-bands we like and forget about our day-jobs for a bit. The new record is called “Life Admin” – it has 10 tracks and 9 of them are great.
What’s your favourite work at this point in time? (your own or your group’s work)
Probably this skateboard trick i filmed Henry doing in one of our videos. Maybe he will be in the Olympics now?
Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
The album was mixed in a hired-out studio space that is owned by Daniel Jones from Savage Garden and was filled with their gold records.
What, or who, inspires you?
Our landlord is pretty good at inspiring me to make sure i have rent at the end of the week.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
“Africa” by Toto.
What’s next for you?
Henry and i plan to have a massive falling out after he releases his experimental free jazz solo album, infighting, “artistic differences”, followed by a move to an offshore tax haven then and a “reunion tour” with no original members of the band.
What’s your scene?
The last two festivals we’ve played someones mum has commented after that they really like us, so i guess we’re the pioneers of cool-mum-alternative-guitar-pop-rock which i’m totally on-board with.

Upcoming Shows:
Saturday 8th October 2016 – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart TAS
Saturday 22nd October 2016 – Old Bar, Melbourne VIC
Friday 28th October 2016 – Chippendale Hotel, Sydney NSW

Mates for a decade Gus Hunt and Henry Gosling have made themselves a strong part of Sydney’s DIY scene as Unity Floors. Their ability to create such a racket performing modestly on guitar and drums, has gained them respect in the scene and make them welcome regulars stages across Australia.

Their commentary of the banal happenings as twenty something’s comes naturally to the pair, their music like a noisy catch-up between old mates. Having never lended their talents to other bands, Unity Floors’ sound has natural fluidity, delivered fast with genuine familiarity and honesty.

Their unique set up and ability to create vastly accessible, skuzzy garage tunes has gained them a loyal fanbase over the years. Their debut LP, Exotic Goldfish Blues (Popfrenzy Records 2013) received great commendation from press and radio and even, surprisingly a feature in The Inbetweeners Two film with their hit single “Nice Fit”.

In 2016, the Sydney favourites returned to the studio to record their new album with producer Nick Franklin. Life Admin is the result and once again it showcases the boys’ ability to belt out one great honest and crappy tune after another.

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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