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Two Minutes With Warpigs

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Before they support doom metal giants Pallbearer at their first Melbourne show later this month, we spend a couple of minutes with ambient duo Warpigs and find out what’s new…

Describe your music in five words or less.
Angelic, divine, cut throat blues.

What’s going on in the world of Warpigs?
We’ve just released our first full length, Natural Philosophy, on vinyl. It’s been a long time dream for us to have our music on wax and it feels great to finally have a product we’re not only proud of, but also feel represents so much of what we’re about.

What motivates you to make music?
Each other. A duo is much different from larger bands where there is always some element of compromise in music making. In Warpigs, we’re able to completely be ourselves, to completely create and play from our hearts. It’s a unique experience that allows us to draw from every and any influence.

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
Playing live to air on PBS’s Pojama People was a great experience and one we’re truly grateful for. Playing live in general is always a high, the way we write our music allows us to embrace the moment and expand our songs to suit the setting. In this group I don’t think there really have been any low points, though that time Poly broke his foot was pretty shit.

What music are you listening to at the moment?
All sorts of stuff, it’s kind of hard to name anything in particular. Lots of local stuff, lots of bands we’re playing with. Melbourne/Australia has some awesome music.

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first?
Probably Poly, he’s a vegan so he couldn’t eat me anyway.

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
Scenes, seriously wtf?! My 21st was at the Arthouse, the bands playing were Dreadnought, Fuck I’m Dead, Running With Scissors and Alarum. It was awesome. That lineup would never happen these days, and that is shit. There is nothing ‘punk’ about dressing the same as everyone else in the room.

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.
We already did this at our recent vinyl launch at the Gasometer Hotel, just wish it was a warmer night so we could open the ceiling.
The line up was, Magic Mountain Band, Warpigs, Goodbye Enemy Airship and Bonnie Mercer. We would’ve added The Boy Who Spoke Clouds, but we got him to mix the night instead.
There are so many great bands in Australia and we’d be happy playing alongside any of them.

Warpigs join Child in support of Pallbearer on June 17 at the Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne. Tickets on sale now through