Melbourne trio Dumb Punts serve up punchy as tunes with their loud and raw garage punk.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Brent and Seattle moved from Bonny Hills to Melbourne and for the first few months we played in the jungle den (studio shed) and a week later we had to play a show. It all just developed from there.
What's your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
We inspire each other and our mates are big ones too. If you look back at '70s and '80s garage and punk music, especially in Australia, it's pretty inspiring too.
You'll be playing Falls Festival in Lorne. What can punters expect from a Dumb Punts live show?
A good time. That's what we're all about. Party and good vibes. Hopefully a bunch of dancin'.
What's the best advice you've been given and who was it from?
Probably when Mum taught us not to take ourselves too seriously and that if you want something you gotta go and get it.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
I'd shove some High Voltage - ACDC cause Bon can cure it all.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Can't go past Daryl with Horses.
You're the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
The Boys Light Up - Australian Crawl.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
We had a fundraiser show at our place and a bunch of awesome bands played in our basement, that was a sick one.
Tell us about the bands or people in your local music community that inspire you.
We live with and surround ourselves with musos and living in Melbourne means that we spend a bunch of time watching bands and doing music. It's just awesome cause Melbourne is so open to creativity and we are right in there copping that.
What are your plans for 2017?
Release our next 7-inch and then an album hopefully. Tour some more, get overseas and just keep on keeping on.View Profile Hide Interview
North Coast, NSW