Pulled Apart By Horses, Queens Of The Stone Age, Violent SoHo
Corey Marriott - Vocals, Jay Marriott - Guitar, Steven Turnock - Guitar, Liam Young - Drums.
Kyuss, Refused, Fucked up
Independent punk rockers, The Novocaines from Perth, Western Australia formed in 2006 and since then, the band has made a name for themselves worldwide with their ferociously energetic live performance. Before touring in Japan in 2012, the band toured in The USA including several showcases during SXSW ‘11. The band has also performing relentlessly at home in Australia with bands such as Them Crooked Vultures, The Living End, You Am I, Jebediah and DZ Deathrays as well as playing some of the major festivals including Big Day Out. Popular tracks like “Cup of Coffee” & “Adhere To” have received frequent radio play with the likes of JJJ as well as being featured in several films and television series including Scream 4, Californication and Shameless. The Novocaines spent most of 2012 writing and self-producing their next set of songs, which will be released over the course of 2013 with a mix of free downloads and vinyl releases. The first two singles ‘Til Death and Freedom Please are a current and relevant example of The Novocaines direction for 2013; short, fast, energetic punk rock that draws influence from their modern contemporaries like Fucked Up and Pulled Apart by Horses The first single ‘Til Death has quickly spread to radio stations nationwide. Dave Ruby Howe of JJJ Unearthed reviewed ‘Til Death with 4/5 stars saying – ‘What an enlightening blast of messy, mean WA rock’. Further support came from Home and Hosed on JJJ with Dom Alessio describing the track as an “Absolute firecracker of a song”. Drum Media in Perth reviewed the Freedom Please single launch saying - “Freedom Please, ensured more beer found it's way onto the floor than into mouths, before more aggression and swagger commandeered the remainder of their set."
With a sound that is reminiscent of the latter period of The Velvet Underground, and a live show that captures all the energy, soul and charisma of The Stooges, Perth band The Novocaines are well and truly buzzing in all the right circles.
Tell us about your music – how did you develop your sound?
We we’re young and alone in a small country town, and to each individual, making original music is something we all did from a young age. Collectively inspired by the likes of early kings, white stripes and velvets we all moved towards that sound. But touring and life-experience has concreted our sound in what it is today. Sometimes, you just need something to write about.
Tell us about where you live and how it influences your music.
We grew up in Northam, deep in the wheatbelt an hour out of Perth. It’s a slow moving place and suffers strong symptoms of “small town syndrome”. We were the odd kids then, and largely the odd kids now. Now all living 5 up (including manager) in a friend’s garage in the city, I still feel our sound is still largely drawn from those country roots, which helped us to stand out a little when we first came to the big city.
You’ve been touring a bit. What have been the highlights?
We we’re fortunate enough to go national with The Vasco Era off their J award nominated album, which exposed us to the right crowd at the right time. Those boys are our finest friends and we learned a lot both musically and about ourselves being away from home, together, for the first time. Our live show is what we feel tells the story best, so we’ve been hard on the road since late 07, and we don’t plan on lying back anytime soon.
What’s coming up in the future?
Rusty Hopkinson just slid us onto the short-list for the JD set, so we’re being conscious of getting people on board to see this motion become action. Our Cup of Coffee 7” vinyl is due for release in the upcoming weeks, and hoping the JD set can get the single over the line on a national level. We currently have some significant label interest and major tour opportunities upon the horizon, though are trying not to talk too much until things are concrete. It all feels right, and we just love making music together.
Australian music is?
One giant musical community. Unlike countries in Europe or the states where every city has an exclusive and distinctive sound, I feel there is a greater level of shared influence amongst all of the states of our nation. We feel it’s the close relationships between the bands across the Nullabour that generates that distinctive “Australian” sound.View Profile Hide Interview