Q&A Scene: Moz (SeRiAL PeST)

Tell us about your new album?

[pullquote]The lyrical content is unashamedly political; there are no subtle messages there![/pullquote]This is our debut album, it’s called Age of Terror which is comprised of nine high voltage tracks that reflect the current social-political Australian landscape. And sound wise, it pays homage to classic punk and hard rock. You know, just loud and primal.

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

Totally focused on this work at the moment. In fact, It is also very therapeutic to listen to especially for anyone who has had enough of all the bullshit out there. Check out ‘Anthem’ (track no.9) and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

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

Well it’s not like one particular food but it’s definitely a food form with no artificial colors and/or saturated fats!

SeRiAL PeSTTell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.

This album is self-produced, entirely recorded by us in the drummer’s garage and mixed by our bass player, so it has come straight out of our womb ha ha, 100% ours, it has our own unique stamp on it. And in this day of mass commodification of music and everything, it’s great to be able to do it this way, without too much studio wizardry and overcooking.

What, or who, inspires you?

I love artists with conviction that stay true to themselves; and those who are not afraid to take risks, push the boundaries, make a statement. I think a lot of bands/artists today are too hung up with trying to please everyone, fit in to a particular mold or current trend, and that at the end really dilutes their uniqueness. You know if you come across a sign that says ‘Do Not Enter’ or ‘Turn Right’, I say just fucking ENTER!! Turn Left!

Which song do you wish you wrote?

High Voltage by AC/DC! That was my call to arms, the song that made me buy a guitar and form a band when I was a kid.

What’s next for you?

We will be officially launching the album in the coming months and undertake a series of gigs to really showcase the songs, because they are best heard live! We would like to play some festivals as well, so any festival honchos reading this, put us on so we can blow your stage up!

What’s your scene?

One with lots of great music, food and revelry!

About SeRiAL PeST

Disturbed and pissed off by the creeping rise of corporatism and right wing fascism in Australian politics and society and the ‘McDonaldisation’ of music and art, SeRiAL PeST came in to being in 2015.

The three members of the band, singer/guitarist MOZ, drummer LOU & bass player TIM are experienced musicians having honed their skills in the local scene over the years.

For more information, go to SeRiAL PeST

Go here for a digital purchase of the album.

Catch SeRiAL PeST as part of the Leaps & Bounds Music Festival  at the Bendigo Hotel on Sunday 3rd July.

About Mary Boukouvalas 1224 Articles
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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