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Two Minutes With The Ruiner

Friday, January 30th, 2015

We spend a couple of minutes with Jason Fuller of The Ruiner and find out what’s new…

Describe your music in five words or less.
Heavy. Pop. Doom. Songs. Big.

What’s going on in the world of The Ruiner?
We are planning our first proper release early in the new year. It’s been slow as projects besides The Ruiner encroach on our ability to get as much done as we want. Hopefully this changes early in the new year after the new Goatsound studio is built. We have the EP early next year and an album to follow mid next year. We should be busy and you could in fact see us around a little more.

What motivates you to make music?
I think we all really just get off on playing and writing new stuff. It’s all about the creation of new music and always has been. This thought carries through all of our previous projects too. Christbait, DernRutlidge, Blood Duster, Pillow… etc, all these bands have really just wanted to output material, that is the fun side.

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
Touring and meeting people, playing great shows… all these things are highlights that I have loved.
We have had pretty good lives within a relatively small scene, and I don’t think there have been too many lowlights. We’ve been ripped off and all that shit the same as every other band, but that’s life. It’s always better to concentrate on the good and let the music bring people down.

What music are you listening to at the moment?
I have been listening to lots of ELO, specifically the Time album. ELO were always one of those bands I never gave any real attention to, but the Time record is fucking great stuff. Pretty much just that as well as helping other bands make their records fills my listening time. The new record by The Kill is pretty killer and so is the new Watchtower EP we just finished up.

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first?
Probably our guitarist Adam, because he is so fucking weak from years of weed abuse we could take him pretty easily, and probably because the rest of us would contain too much fat to cook well. We would still be trying to watch our weight in the hopes that we are rescued. We would want to look our best.

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
Fuck there is so much stuff… People who vote Liberal but have no money and therefore no reason to vote Liberal. Liberal voters who have money but refuse to say greed is what motivates them above all else to vote Liberal. Also people who are so apathetic that they yell loud about it. If they only used that apathy anger for something good instead of trying to bring everybody else down. Like people on Facebook who yell stuff like “I HATE THAT YOU EXPRESS
OPINIONS” — I wish those people would fuck off. I guess these are only my opinions, I don’t really know who the others vote in this band… fuck ‘em anyway.

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.
Mass Confusion, Hard-Ons (to hear Ray’s rants), Christbait, Abyssic Hate, Damnatory, Renegade, Sadistik Exekution, Depression (with Smeer on vocals) Rancor and Massapeal. This would be an all day fest at Bell St. Rock. Yessssssss.