Lachlan Morris - Guitar + Vox // Angus Geraghty - Drums + fucked up frendzzz
Brand New, Sunny Day Real Estate, Wavves
The Guppies formed in the depths of a local suburban garage and are influenced by The Vaccines, Cloud Nothings, The Libertines and a whiff of petrol fumes from the trusty family Volvo. Their sound evokes wild memories reminiscent of sneaking out at 2am, the angst of being a teenager and the warmth of grandpa’s favourite loafers. Being named Triple j Unearthed High finalists, regular airplay of ‘Never Liked Mondays’ and ‘Bad Blood’ along with festival slots at Groovin The Moo, Peats Ridge and Fat as Butter has led to The Guppies well and truly establishing themselves in the Aus music scene. Having recently played along side Bloods, Cabins, Velociraptor, Deep Sea Arcade, Ball Park Music, You Am I and more, plus supports slots with The Rubens and Birds Of Tokyo, 2013 is set to be an extensive year for the band which will see them release their debut EP.
Newcastle 3-piece The Guppies were Unearthed High finalists and have now won themselves a spot on Fat As Butter Festival, this Saturday Oct. 22 at the Newcastle Foreshore.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Well I guess you'd call what we play, grunge, more or less. Im pretty sure it came from listening to alot of Nirvana, Mudhoney, Foo Fighters etc. We really like the brutal raw sound that those guys had, and try to make it come through in our tunes.
You are the winners of our FAT AS BUTTER competition and will be playing the Newcastle Foreshore this Saturday Oct 22nd – what are you hoping to gain from the experience?
Just getting used to performing our best in front of heaps of people, cause that's what we want to keep on doing. Maybe gain a few more fans in the process as well!
What can FAT AS BUTTER punters expect from The Guppies live show?
I'm gonna assume that we will go pretty nuts up there due to it being our first legit festival, and Lachlan may tell a few dad jokes. Hopefully the crowd feel inspired to do the same - to go nuts that is, not to tell dad jokes...
You were also an Unearthed High finalist – what a year! What else has been going on behind the scenes for you this year?
Not much really, we only formed at the start of the Unearthed High competition so we are fairly new at this. Just playing shows around Newcastle and making a name for ourselves is all we have had time for.
What’s coming up for you in the rest of 2011 and looking to 2012?
Head to Sydney and Melbourne for a couple of shows 'cause I think we have pretty much played to everybody in Newcastle already. Probably release an EP as well, that'd be primo.
Australian music is…?
...Pretty sick aye. Bleeding Knees Club are tops.View Profile Hide Interview