Easy going dudes in a punk band since 2008.
Anchors are one of the winners of our Soundwave competition. They'll be bringing a local hardcore flavour to the Melbourne Showgrounds on Friday March 4.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
I guess our sound is the combination of all the members of the band - that sounds pretty obvious but in many ways we have fairly different tastes to each other. Songwriting often ends in us trying to convince each other that something sounds good. The first few songs that Pat Murphy and I wrote when we started Anchors were pretty happy go lucky, Chris brought a bit more of an intense sound. Now you get a bit of a seesaw back and forth.
You’re one of the winners of our Soundwave Competition. What can the Melbourne Soundwave audience expect from your show?
Choreographed backing vocal dance moves, Brett wearing a sleeveless T-shirt (I'm predicting Dropkick Murphys or Grade), Pat Murphy wearing no shirt at all, high guitars, not many punk-jumps, lots of space for activities at the front of the audience, side to side moshing, guitarmonies, etc. etc.
What are you most hoping to get out of attending and playing the 2011 Soundwave Festival?
We want to meet Slayer, and have backstage laminates and a rider. The rest is a bonus I guess. Hopefully if people see us and like us, they won't forget our name by the time they get home.
Tell us about the bands and people in the Melbourne music scene that inspire you.
There are a lot of people who give up most other things for music in Melbourne - Dave Collins from The Arthouse, Stu Harvey from triple j, Rob Allen from gigs - just to name a few. Bands to check out include Face Eater and Encircling Sea.
What’s your greatest memory of touring Australia?
Probably the time when we drove in a two van convoy with Craterface to Adelaide. Each time we got to an overtaking lane, one van had to overtake the other and do something more disgusting than the previous band. We won, but it took some things happening that probably shouldn't be published on the triplej unearthed site... It rhymes with 'binsertions'
What’s coming up in 2011?
We're trying to suss Japan at the moment, probably going to record some more stuff later in the year...
Australian music is?
...all influenced by Dragon and John Farnham.View Profile Hide Interview