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Two Minutes With Child

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

We spend a couple of minutes with Child bassist Jayden Ensor ahead of their support slot for Torche in Melbourne and find out what’s new…

What’s going on in the world of Child?
Our first album is soon to be released on CD and vinyl through Bilocation Records. We’re also doing a tour of Indonesia with our mates Dead City Ruins. The regular run of shows around Melbourne keep us busy. We’re about to start pre-production of our second album and hopefully record that soon.

What motivates you to make music?
When I was a teenager and playing in my first bands it was girls and free booze. Now that I’ve spent too many years playing music for that I forgot to go and get a real job, so I better make sure I give this a red hot go or I’ll be out in the streets in no time.

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
High Points:
Supporting Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats was awesome, there was heaps of faces from big Soundwave bands at that show jizzing their pants over us, felt pretty surreal. Getting to play shows with our mates bands all the time is always heaps of fun.

Low Points
Wasting 6 months negotiating with a shitty record label to release our album only to get fucked over at the last hurdle. In hindsight it’s for the best. Getting pulled over and fined driving between 2 gigs on the same night. In hindsight we should have paid the registration on our van on time.

What music are you listening to at the moment?
Beach Boys — Surf’s up
Willow Darling — Dancer of the Day
Hobo Magic — EP
CSNY — Live 1974

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first?
Mathias, so Michael & Jayden can start their 2 piece side project “Deep Space Squid.”

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
Small children not understanding footpath etiquette, they just run straight into you and then their parents glare at you like it’s your fault. Actually, small children in general.

You’re putting together your perfect gig featuring Australian artists. Who would you get to play and where? Feel free to include acts/DJs/bands/venues that no longer exist.
Sunbury Festival site
Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
The Masters Apprentices
Madder Lake
Spectrum performing part one

Child join DEAD in supporting Torche on Saturday October 18 at The Corner in Melbourne. Tickets on sale now through life is noise.