Q&A Scene: Oisin Kelly


Tell us about your new single & tour?

Our new single is called Tarantula. It’s the first from our debut double A side EP.

As a band we don’t really write to a brief but I’d say retrospectively the brief could have read: theme song for a 70’s B-grade horror film, played by a psychedelic Stooges, ridding a surfboard through outer space.

We’re heading out on tour to launch the single in January and February. We’ve been working red hot behind the scenes of late, recording and organizing the logistical side of the tour. So needless to say we’re busting to get on and travel our music around the country.

Which of your songs resonate most strongly and why?

That’s a tough one to answer; I imagine it would be like choosing which one of your kids you prefer.

That said, right now I’d confidently nominate Tarantula. It resonates with us as a band because it serves as a perfect introduction to the type of sounds we’re making at the moment. We’ve got a bunch of new tracks that we’re preparing to record and to use the parental metaphor again; they are all special in their own way. The thing with Tarantula is, the recording sounds great but when we play it live it REALLY rages. It’s certainly my highlight of our set.

Tell us a quick, on the road, anecdote.

Well considering we’re just about to embark on or debut tour, we don’t have all that many tour stories. However, we have played a fair wack of wild shows around Melbourne. For instance, one night that guy from Master Chef who wears a cravat, I think his name’s Micheal Peterson or something, he showed up. He got so into it that I decided to sing the second half of the set on his lap. We all went back to his place afterwards to listen to his record collection… turns out he‘s really into slipknot.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

Our drummer’s wardrobe of loud shirts, which is impressively bountiful. All our songs are based on them.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

Search and Destroy by Iggy Pop & The Stooges.

What’s next for you?

As soon as the tour finishes, the plan is to release the next single, play more shows, record more songs, play more shows, record more songs, eat a banana for sustenance, then play more shows, repeat.

What’s your scene?

To be honest we don’t really belong to a scene. We’re not lonely though, we got each other.

I would say we take a little from a lot of different scenes, so we wouldn’t fit into one. I guess most bands think that though. How about rock ‘n’ roll. That’s vague enough.

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

Two all beef psychedelic patties, spicy drumsticks, vocals, guitars, bass, cheese and special sauce on a toasted garage rock bun.  



Friday 22nd January: Ric’s Bar –  Brisbane QLD

Saturday 23rd January: Rad Bar –  Wollongong NSW

Sunday 24th January: Frankie’s Pizza –  Sydney NSW

Friday 29th January 2016: Cherry Bar –  Melbourne VIC (official single launch party)

Saturday 30th January 2016: Exeter Hotel –  Adelaide SA

Friday 12th February 2016: Luna Park Moondeck (St. Kilda Festival) –  Melbourne VIC

‘Tarantula’ is out NOW through Thirds Music.

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