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A Minute With Mt. Mountain

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

We spend a minute with Perth’s Mt. Mountain ahead of their support slot for Sleep on December 8 at The Bakery…

Describe your music in five words or less.
Mid Tempo Psychedelic Rock.

What’s going on in the world of Mt. Mountain?
We recently recorded the first half of a full-length album along with a new single that will be out on the 1st of December that we’ll also be releasing on a 7 Inch with another new track later in that month. We’re currently busy writing and getting the rest of the tracks together to finish off the record early next year and getting ready to support Sleep on the 8th of December at the Bakery.

What motivates you to make music?
I would say most of the time, hearing music from bands that are doing something different and interesting and maybe not doing it the “conventional” way. It’s always instantly inspiring and will make me want to pick up the guitar or what ever is on hand and explore new sounds.

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
Opening for OM and Earthless were both big high points for us last year. I don’t think any of us expected to be sharing the stage with those legends. Also the launch of our EP mid this year was a very special one along with the very recent winning of the WAM breakthrough artist award a couple of weeks back was definitely a surprise and the highpoints of our year so far.

Low point was losing when trying to compete with the Freo Dockers for a crowd at Wave Rock last year when we we’re playing during the final quarter of their first finals appearance. It wasn’t all that bad though and they definitely made up for it at this years Wave Rock!

What music are you listening to at the moment?
Sharon Van Etten & Sun Kil Moon.

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first?
Anyone but Brendan — he could keep us all entertained by reciting whole movies and TV episodes from memory all day long.

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
People taking their shoes off to play on stage barefoot. Maybe I’m missing something but I don’t really get it… Isn’t it easier to leave your shoes on? I think Ozzy played barefoot… when he couldn’t afford shoes.

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.
Going to keep it current with a bunch of bands that need to come out west again or for the first time — The Murlocs, The Laurels, The Citradels, The Grand Rapids, Contrast & King Gizzard in between the trees at Somerville Auditorium.

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Mt. Mountain join Puck in supporting stoner doom legends Sleep at The Bakery on December 8. Tickets on sale now from