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A Minute With Hideous Sun Demon

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

On the eve of their first interstate jaunt, Perth psych-freakout quartet Hideous Sun Demon spend a minute shooting the shit about busted amps, wine tours and Cool Band.

Describe your music in five words or less.
Super angry new wave kinda.

What’s going on in the world of Hideous Sun Demon?
We released our first album Sweat a few months back, going to Melbourne this weekend, launching a video in February, recording another album in April hopefully. Gigs also.

What motivates you to make music?
We’ve been doing it for ages so it would be a shame to stop.

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
Winning $10,000 and a WAM award felt pretty good. Having an album out is pretty cool.

I think the lowest point was the time my amp blew up mid song. It wasn’t that bad though coz we just grabbed another one. Happy days.

What music are you listening to at the moment?
I’m not that great at keeping up to date with current music so I looked at lots of top release polls in magazines and have been checking that stuff out. War on Drugs and St Vincent’s new albums are both so good. So is Tobacco’s new one. Apart from that, I’ve been getting more into the classic Dunedin sound, bands like The Clean and 3Ds and The Bats. Also more synth punk/new wave revival like NUN, Com Truise and Miami Nights 1984. Oh and that Low Life band from Sydney are dope.

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first?
I like to think we could organise some diplomatic arrangement where we would rotate sacrificing body parts. Like having Jake’s foot one week, then mine the next. Ergonomics I think that’s called.

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
This isn’t music related, but I give free brewery tours where I work. You get shown how beer is made and then given free beer. You think people would be appreciative of that, and most are, but seriously some of them just look at you like they hate you the entire time and make no effort to even look like they’re listening. You’re just shouting shit at people who don’t like you and don’t care what you have to say for an hour. Some of them don’t even like beer! Why do they sign up? How bored do you have to be to go on a tour of something you have no interest in? Why the fuck are you bringing your kids along? A four year old isn’t going to give a shit about Phelonic Yeast or Dry Hopping. I don’t understand it.

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.
Cool Band at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda.

Hideous Sun Demon play Melbourne on the following dates:

Friday January 16 — The Gasometer (Mangelwurzel launch)
Saturday January 17 — The Evelyn (w/ Peter Bibbiy)
Monday January 19 — Northcote Social Club
Wednesday January 21 — The Old Bar (w/ Lalic)
Saturday January 24 — The Tote (New Pollution Launch)

Photos: The Novocaines at Beat Nightclub

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

The Novocaines LIVESaturday 20th of October, 2012: Beat Nightclub, Perth: Photos by Jacqueline Arbuthnot. Featuring: The Novocaines, Santa Muerte, Hideous Sun Demons & Agitated.