After bringing us their latest single 'Dorothy Deadleg', Sunshine Coasts' four piece, Fight Ibis, are taking over the stage this weekend as our Big Pineapple Comp winners. It's going to get groovy.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
A: I put some expanding foam and a dash of food colouring into a beaker and poured it all over of a ukulele and electrocuted it using a 1969 datsun 2000 roadster battery and then left it in the sun to whither to distract people from catching me whilst I tried to rewrite every Pixies song. Nah I Guess its just a combination of having a jazzy drummer, a groove driven bass player and a a new look on every song we write Simplified: Experimentation.
What's your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
A: Everything, to me, is about enjoyment and finding things I didn't know we could do or feel whilst having as much fun in this little amount of time we have. I try to translate that to the music and hopefully people that hear our stuff can hear that and relate to it as well. Also, Kurt Loder.
What can punters expect from a Fight Ibis live show?
A: We like to play loud and have fun whilst trying to create a wall of psychedelic sound. Our bass player has been called the Jim Carrey of bass guitar. Braps.
What's the best advice you've been given and who was it from?
A: "Rewrite most of what you have just written for that Triple J Q&A.. You pretentious prick.." - The rest of the band.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
A: Anything by The Saints or Spiderbait.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
A: Bee Gees - Massachusetts. Finna drop a tear just thinking about it.
You're the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
A: Confidence man - Bubblegum. BUBBLE YES!
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
A: Wolfmother at the Helm in Mooloolaba. It was great. Andrew Stockdale looks like my dad though so that's kinda weird. Dad sure can rock though.
Tell us about the bands or people in the QLD music community that inspire you.
A: A band called Hobo Magic are great. They're bringing back the grooooove. Everyone here is inspiring (for good and bad). Old music teachers that were mean.. A magpie singing on a blue sky morn. It all add's up. Not one thing in particular but the feeling of people still wanting to go to gigs and to listen to music is the best.
What are your plans for 2017?
Release songs, tour and play lots of gigs, write new songs, get a new sweater for the winter, move house, open a restaurant and then close it as a result of bankruptcy, write more songs, tickle a badger until it pays me back for the free food i gave it all whilst having a good time and being happy.. Also doing a like a version would be cool hint hint. But nothing we do is ever really thought out. Very spontaneous but as long as we are moving forward we are happy. So I'm not too sure what you will get from us or how you will get it but I do know that everything that comes will be from the DEEP DEPTHS OF LOVE. WOOOOOO.
Ps remember Chris Cornell. peas out