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They've got a brand new single and a must-see live show... It's this week's Feature Artist and Sydney City Limits comp winners, Pist Idiots!
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
We sort of just feed off each other and try and find a balance between not taking it too seriously and making some good music. If we think it sounds good, fun to play and exciting, we’ll keep playing it. Being constantly around music and gigs, it all feeds back into itself.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Inspiration often comes out of the blue, but usually some kind of experience or observation. Something that nags you for a while until you just have to get it out.
What can punters expect from a Pist Idiots live show?
Live Rock Music, 110%, a couple laughs, sweat, spit and love.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
"Don’t be a di**head", from Dingo.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
'Rain' by Dragon.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
'Flame Trees' by Cold Chisel “ or a modern day banger like 'Million Times Alone' by Bad Dreems.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
'Boys Light Up' or some Kylie Minogue.
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Amyl and the Sniffers at The Lansdowne, These New South Wales were our support acts. An electric evening, pure energy with some of the finest Australian rock music going.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Sydney music community that inspire you.
Bands like Royal Headache and Palms are pretty inspiring to us. In our formative years, Palms had a residency at the Lansdowne and as a bunch 18-year-olds, those strings of shows would’ve been our introduction into Sydney rock music. Since the Lansdowne has re-opened I feel that there has been a bit of rejuvenation in support for local music. I can only really comment from around 2013, but I feel it’s improved.
I think that the Sydney community extends into the North and Southern regions of Sydney. Bands like The Pinheads and a venue like Rad Bar in the gong, were some of the first people to give us the time of day. For that, we luvem!
What are your plans for 2018?
More Music, more shows, more fun stuff.View Profile Hide Interview
North Coast, NSW
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