Q&A Scene: The Bon Scotts

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

We are currently on the road promoting Good Times, our new single and our general philosophy. We also take the opportunity to take some new songs on the road and workshop them in front of some new audiences to see how they go down in preparation for our new album next year.


What’s your scene?

Not sure, but we’re definitely not furries as none of us have any sexual interest in fictional anthropomorphic animal characters.”


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

Chinese food. It’s oily, fragrant and leaves you sweaty and wanting more.

Which song resonates most strongly and why? 

Pink Floyd’s Summer ‘68 is probably the one song that resonates with me the most. The  joyful way the song says ‘I am lonely’ just never gets old. Everything about it just makes me nostalgic, the recording, the sing along and the great piano and horn line.

Have you been touring much? Any on the road anecdotes?

We have been along the east coast over the last month playing a bunch of shows in Brisbane, Sydney and everything in between. Eating is a big part of touring for us and we are currently considering writing a book about food on the road. Everything from the best fried chicken to the best milkshakes, country Chinese food and schnitzels.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

In terms of studio recordings, everything from the politics of this great anti-democracy to the absurd conversations between friends.  In regards to our live performances, everyone in the band has a really great relationship with each other and that’s probably what enables us to give off such a good vibe on stage. When we get on stage, we’re actually having a fantastic time, our performance isn’t rehearsed and it never feels like an effort.

What’s next for you?

As cliched as it sounds, we’re heading back into the studio to record some new tracks, and to start putting together our new album…

What’s your scene?

Not sure, but we’re definitely not furries as none of us have any sexual interest in fictional anthropomorphic animal characters.


Wicked hooks, booming drums, big bad-ass brass, sometimes surprising instrumentation, catchy, sing-along songs with a noticeable pop-smart vibe & an amazing live show are all at the very heart of The Bon Scotts’ ethos. Heralded with being right at the frontline of the folk revival when they burst onto the scene back in 2010, The Bon Scotts have forged an enviable rep for absorbing traditional folk while simultaneously turning it inside out, upside-down & back to front.

Here’s the ADULTS ONLY version of Good Times:

October 2015 sees the release of “Good Times”, the 1st single from The Bon Scotts’ next album, slated for release in early 2016. The single is a summer party anthem. It has the right hooks, the right musical formula and the ability to compel you want to dance and shout along. On the surface, it is a near-perfect alt folk pop crossover hit. But, as with all great songs, underneath that shiny surface there is much more going on.

Buy! The Bon Scotts’ bandcamp.

Remaining dates:
Fri 27 Nov The Homestead, Hobart TAS
Sat 28 Nov The Royal Oak, Launceston TAS


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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.