Dominic DEATh-vocals, Carey Paterson-Guitar, Alejandro Ylich Ramirez Alcazar-Drums, , Joel Paine-Bass, Andy Campbell-Guitar
tropical is dead as the climate is cooling and the winter we want is here general pants started reading my mind and has stolen all my ideas in an effort to defend our brains we decided to put a jumper on and just be canberra cold climate punks http://soundcloud.com/fightingleague ............./´¯/) ...........,/¯../ .........../..../ ....../´¯/'...'/´¯¯`·¸ .../'/.../...././..../¨¯\ .('(...´...´.... ¯~/'...') .\................'...../ ...''...\.......... _.·´ .....\..............( ......\.............
Fighting League began their band as they saw a major need for society to understand the full consequences of sexual driven tropical PUNKS.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Our sound is called Tropical Punk, it’s called that because were from Canberra which is the tropical capital of the entire world. Living in Canberra has given us first hand experiences of sunburn, which is an important aspect in developing our sound. Pretty much all we do is sit around in the sun getting heatstroke and seeing hallucinations which we then record into music.
What’s The Fighting League live show like?
Our live show is exactly like drinking in Glebe Park or a local park of your choice at 3 in the morning. It is kind of fun but at the same time weird and scary and even though you didn’t want to go out that night you still did because everyone else was and then you look at all the guys you’re drinking with and you realise that there the kind of friends that will never leave you so you end up starting a band with them and it ends up being fun and weird and scary.
What are you all doing when you’re not playing in the band?
Every member of the fighting league has an extremely interesting life and when were not actually playing in the band or “jamming” (AKA “being in a small room fighting”) we are active members of our beautiful society. My name is Dominic Death and I work at a local primary school in the Governments new “Tropical Schools Program (T.S.P)” providing each child in need with a Sunnyboy so they can graduate into the “Tropical Tweens Program” when they go to high school. I think Joel our bass player is a palaeontologist because he’s always digging in the ground I think he’s looking bones and he’s single. Carey is a self made man who wears a suit and drives a rainbow car of dreams. Andy is a silent and solitary man who no one has ever actually talked to. Alejandro our drummer writes poetry about Andy and eats plain pasta.
Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Canberra music community that inspire you.
Our Album was produced by Bruce “Cub” Calloway who used to play in The Saints and has produced plenty of music including Ed Kuepper’s first solo album. It was inspiring doing it with him because he put a shit load of effort into it even though his rates were too cheap. Canberra music inspires me because even though theres only a handful of bands around they’re of a really high quality and the only reason you don’t hear it all the time is because Sydney and Melbourne seem to be the only two places in Australia. Dream Damage is great because Tim is a ruthless millionaire who funds heaps of stuff and will give out money to all his friends.
What’s coming up for you in the rest of 2011 and looking to 2012?
Well in 2011 were playing two gigs in December the first is on the 15th on Sydney for the Polaroids Of Androids xmas party which will be radical if you like christmas and I really love christmas so we are going to be christmas crazy. Then on the Saturday the 17th we have our big time record launch of our new album Tropical Paradise!!!!!!! That’s in Canberra the line up is tba but it will be too rad. Then in January were going on a big time tour we’ll be going to mainly capital cities but not like Canberra because that the capital of the whole world. Please check www.dreamdamage.com for announcements.
Australian music is…?
so much new good new music all the time and bands playing all day every day and plenty of nice guys getting the word out. With the internet coming good everyone’s now on an even playing field so it doesn’t matter where you live you can listen to all the good shit around the nation and the world and there are even people out there who care about music and will give you some of their hard earned cash for it even though it would probably be easy for them to get it for nothing.View Profile Hide Interview