Tell us about your new tour and DVD idea ?
Well it’s quite a brief tour, just Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, but we’re filming the shows and all the behind the scenes business (pardon the pun) – just to do something a bit different – perhaps a cautionary tale for anyone looking to get into the music biz!
Which of your songs resonate most strongly and why?
The most popular song we’ve recorded has been Do the Stomp off the first album, stuffed if I know why! You can’t pick those things yourself though, which is all part of the fun I guess.
Tell us a quick, on the road, anecdote.
We did a tour in New Caledonia once with a fill in drummer who (not really his fault) hadn’t learnt the songs before we got there. We thought we’d have a chance to rehearse, but we got driven straight from the airport to the first venue and had to start. Not even time for a beer! Needless to say it did not go well.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
There’s a lot of diverse influences between the members but personally I would say amongst others Tom Waits, Nick Cave, The Kinks, Weezer, Midnight Oil, Australian Crawl, Huey Lewis…
Which song do you wish you wrote?
I wish I could write a national anthem, wouldn’t have to be for Australia, just one of those funny little countries called something like the Democratic Republic of yada-yada. I think I would be good at that job.
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
A seafood hotpot. Various beings of all shapes and sizes thrown screaming into a boiling maelstrom where they are then cooked alive and consumed by forces they cannot control and do not understand.
What’s next for you?
Brisbane – The Foundry, Sat Feb 20th
Sydney – Oxford Arts Factory, Fri 26th Feb
Melbourne – The Howler, Fri 4th March
What’s your scene?
We’ve never really felt like we fit into a scene. We’ve never really been the cool kids I guess.
Coming to a town near you – the GLUTTONS FOR PUNISHMENT tour: a ramshackle traveling rock’n’roll circus hitting Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in February and March, leaving behind a wake of broken bottles, patchy memories and a cohort of very happy hungover people.
The Snowdroppers were out on the road being a nuisance for three months in 2015 off the back of the critically acclaimed new album BUSINESS. The band played to sold out shows across the country including a shit-hot set at BIGSOUND, Queenscliff Music Festival, and two headline performances in Sydney including Rolling Stone’s Live Lodge (which sold out months in advance!).
This time they’re taking an all new live and visual show out on the road and bringing some of the best rock going at the moment courtesy of The Hard Aches, The Strums and Twin Fires. There’ll be laughs, crying, sausage sandwiches, strobe lights, and a giant inflatable fire-breathing London!
A stalwart of the country’s Rock’n’Roll scene for years, The Snowdroppers have hand picked the line-up to provide a good ol’ fashioned booty-shakin’ and mischief makin’ event. Top shelf entertainment for the whole family (18+ or reasonable quality fake ID required.) Adelaide two piece The Hard Aches will bringing their no bullshit suburban punk-rock with Brissie mates, The Strums, getting nice and raucous with their upbeat party-punk. Sydney’s Twin Fires add a bit of rock’n’soul to the proceedings and of course The Snowdroppers will be closing the night in an over-the-top avalanche of noise and good tunes.
With the same bill across each of the dates, GLUTTONS FOR PUNISHMENT will be a balltearingly good night out. This isn’t a gig, it’s a traveling party! (it’s also a gig). Four of the country’s most exciting live bands will tear it up with DJ’s kicking things on until whenever o’clock for those who want to groove till late. Best part is that it’s all for $20! That’s cheaper than a movie! Or a train trip to the airport! Or the morning after pill! These dates are BY DEMAND and TICKETS WILL SELL FAST. Don’t be silly and get them quick for Christ’s sake.
GLUTTONS FOR PUNISHMENT: THE DOCUMENTARY
The whole sorry affair will be documented by a film crew, farts and all, to be made into a film featuring the live show and a look into the reality of being an Australian touring band staring down a decade of being on the road.
GLUTTONS FOR PUNISHMENT: THE TOUR 2016
with very Special Guests The Hard Aches, The Strums, Twin Fires, DJs Black Amex (Bris), Nick La Rosa (Syd), Gark Mibbons (Melb)
SATURDAY 20 FEBRUARY – The Foundry, Brisbane QLD
FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney NSW
FRIDAY 4 MARCH – Howler, Melbourne VIC
STANDARD TICKET – $20+booking fee (includes free download of live tracks from SOLD OUT dates on BUSINESS TOUR)
GOLDEN TICKET – $25+booking fee (includes free live tracks download + GLUTTONS FOR PUNISHMENT TOUR DOCO downloadable after the tour! Relive the stupidity!)