This week on triple j Uneathed we're Featuring Newtown punks, SCABZ.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
We describe our music as punk or pub rock, but I also try really hard to not sound the same as other bands that write punk/pub rock. I'd been singing in lots of other bands before SCABZ and always put on an American accent, I grew up singing musical theater and Jazz so it kinda came out that way when I started writing music. When we started SCABZ I made a conscious decision to break out of old singing habits and write more honest music.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
At the moment the feeling of impeding doom, and the cloud of anger that follows me around due to the systemic inequalities and injustices our most vulnerable face at the hands of the Australian Government. You know just gal stuff.
What can punters expect from a SCABZ live show?
Fun. A couple of yarns, a good dance, possibly a rousing rendition of Solidarity Forever depending on where the night takes us.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
Don't take to much advice.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Depends on why they're crying? But lets stick with one band, if they're crying cause of some sort of relationship/family things Etereal Whoosing by Good Boy and if they're crying cause they're getting kicked out of their house or fired or cut off from cenno probably 'Poverty Line' by Good Boy.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Jen Cloher - Strong Woman
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Yothu Yindi - Treaty
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
I work in a bar/live music venue so I get to see gigs all the time which is mad, TFS played last week and their Divynlys cover rel got me.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Sydney music community that inspire you.
Sydney's coming good now in a big way, but obviously putting on shows got a bit trick there for a bit. So I gues it's all the promoters/bookers and venues that went out on a limb to create a new scene for bands to thrive in Sydney.
What are your plans for the rest of 2019?
Tour with Picket Palace for Feel Good Summer will see us through till December, then we're gonna release another song for ya!View Profile Hide Interview