Metal, Punk, Rock
Angel Du$t, Turnstile, Ceremony, Fiddlehead, Teenage Wrist
Kristjan Neubauer - Vocals Max Priest - Guitar Brady Hawes - Bass Jake Ellis - Drums
Angel Du$t, Turnstile, Ceremony
The Newcastle boys with the Nasty Noise
This week on triple j Unearthed we're featuring Newcastle legends, Big Nasty!
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Our music is hardcore with punk, surf rock and pop squeezed into 2 minute ragers. All of our heavy music influences come together in our music.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Making parents and friends proud, and proving to ourselves that we can do it.
What can punters expect from a Big Nasty live show?
Lots of energy, sweat, and almighty riff faces.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
An old music teacher of mine Allon, exposed me to so much new music and told me “you’ve either got your mojo on (Muddy Waters), or you’re stuck at a crossroads (Robert Johnson)”, basically saying that all kinds of music can be powerful, and helped me realise that there is a whole world of music out there that I was completely blind to, and from then on, the musical floodgates were opened.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Matthew Young’s ‘Collect’ is a go to groove for me and always gets me to smile
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
‘These Days’ by Powderfinger is one that I hold close to my heart, and I challenge anyone to listen to that track and not feel something.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
No one can resist singing along to 'Nosebleed Section' by Hilltop Hoods.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Last local gig I went to was Jesus Piece at The Cambridge Hotel in January. Absolutely bonkers show. Their live sets are just pure chaos, I love it.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Newcastle music community that inspire you.
Our friend Xavier from XJP Media is doing amazing stuff at the moment. The amount of shows he gets to and the amount of work he puts into his stuff is awesome.
What are your plans for 2020?
Keep the noise coming. Get right back in the studio and record more tunes, and take this show on the road. Full steam ahead for nasty.