Hello, can you introduce your band?
We loved the song "That's when the Razor Cuts" by Guitar Gangster's. We also found it fitting as we are all skinheads with cropped hair.
We are influenced by classic and modern oi! and streetpunk such as CockSparrer, Evil Conduct, Anti Heroes, Blitz, The Crack, The Partisans. Australian Rock n Roll bands like Rose Tattoo and the like.
Flea plays in Slick 46. Snaz played Marching Orders along time ago...and some other bands back in the UK where he is originally from. Al plays in Marching Orders and loads of other bands in the past. I've played in one other band too, just a punk band...
We were quite happy with how the 7" turned out. We loved working with both Rebellion & Longshot. They're great labels to work with & they are great guys. I prefer vinyl over CD's personally, they're more fun to collect.
We are currently in the
process of recording and mixing our new release, a Self Titled 10",which
should be out within the next couple of months. We are very excited about
getting our new stuff out there. Another record which has just come out that
we contributed to is the "This is Streetpunk Vol. 3" on Pirates Press
Records, we feel privileged to have been added with bands such as Runnin'
Riot, Strongbow, The Gonads and more.
The Australian scene is
quite small, in Melbourne there are about 4-5 Streetpunk/oi! bands. We all
seem to know each other and hang out or play music together.
There are also a few bands in Sydney & Brisbane that play Oi! too. Some
bands to get onto if you haven't already are The Hard Targets, Stranglehold,
Bloody Hammer, The Worst, RUST, Eager 13, Plan Of Attack and Mouthguard.
So many to mention really....I can't get enough of Argy Bargy at the moment - I love both Hopes Dreams Lies & Schemes and The Likes Of Us.
I love The Crack - In Search of the Crack.
The Partisans (Self Titled)
Evil Conduct - Rule OK
Cock Sparrer - Shock Troops, Guilty as Charged
Rose Tattoo -Rose Tattoo, Assault & Battery, Scarred for Life
So many more...
We do plan to come to Europe. I'm thinking it would be within the next year or two. It all comes down to money really...that and time... we will get there one day. I can't wait to play the UK & Germany especially. The Oi! scene in Europe is awesome...so many events on! You're all very lucky.
I love Aussie Rock & Roll. I prefer Rose Tattoo over AC/DC...but they're both great bands, they've inspired so many. They are so great to see live too. They still rock out like they're young men! Love it!
Sharpies were around Melbourne mostly throughout the 70's. There were heaps of Sharpie gangs, that filled the suburbs of Melbourne and the idea was to go out with your mates and cause some trouble with rival sharpie gang members from other suburbs, they often got into fights at train stations or dances. Sharpies were influenced by British Ska, Mod & Skinheads, however the Sharpie movement in its later stages moved to glam....(think Skyhooks). If you want to check out some old Sharpie bands check out Lobby Lloyd & The Coloured Balls. I love that band!
More releases and a tour...eventually :)
Thanks for the interview Pejchy.