tracked recording of the biggest show we’d ever done. We were pretty stoked after that one. The studio-recorded tracks on the EP never stray too far, arrangement-wise, from what you two could conceivably perform
PIERCE BROTHERS Pat Pierce of adored Aussie folk duo Pierce Brothers answers our questions about fresh new EP, My Tired Mind . For the full Q&A, visit stack.com.au. Do the two live tracks on the EP come from your recent Aussie headline tour? I can hear a throaty scream at the start of The Records Were Ours but I couldn’t decipher if you named a city! That show was once of the most amazing shows we’ve ever played; it was at Colours Of Ostrava in the Czech Republic. Ostrava is a city on the east side of CZ, about 10 minutes away from the border of Poland. We weren’t expecting much from the set, as we’d never played a show that far east in Europe. Sure enough, we turned up to our 11pm set [and saw] 25,000 people screaming at us. [Afterwards] we found that we’d gotten a fully- GOOD BOY
yourselves on stage. Is it important to stay as close to that live energy as possible, or do you foresee something different in the future? It’s definitely something we’ve talked about and experimented with – having other musicians on-stage with us. Generally our strength is in us getting such a big sound on stage with just the two of us, so we’re tentative to commit to touring with, say, keys or bass or horns.
The official video for The RecordsWere Ours is very cute.Which one of you is that doing the worm, and have you ever accidentally squashed your face while doing it? That was a funny day actually. I had the idea to mash up some studio footage with a performance piece in a cool-looking ballroom, so we had a look around and found one quite
close to where we live! A good friend of ours Carl Allison went to film school with me and we’ve worked on several of our film clips in the past, so we teamed up again and just winged it on the day. The worm came from Carl directing [me] to just walk around and do stupid sh-t. And yes, I have f-cked my nose a couple of times doing that! ZKR
That said, the more time we spend in the studio, the more carried away we get, so we find ourselves adding keys and horns (etcetera) to the tracks. I guess we’ll just need to see what the future holds. At this stage we’re still adding instruments to our set-up, which is a nightmare to travel with, but is a lot of fun once it’s set up!
My Tired Mind EP by Pierce Brothers is out now via Warner.
we picked up on the Sunshine Coast. I think we give cars names because of all one’s possesions, cars are usually one of the most expensive and useful, so we put a high emotional and financial value onto the car. And this is amplified if the car has a lot of character and/
bastard got treated like sh-t.
At the beginning of Fishing With A Shotgun someone says something like “You’re rolling! Pizza timer is on.” Did you promise yourselves ‘No pizza ‘til we get a good take’? We recorded FWAS with Tim Fitz from Middle Kids in his grandparents’ house built in the ‘50s. If I can remember correctly, it was in between shows on the Skeggs tour, and I was particularly hungover and didn’t want to be alive
Vocalist and bassist of Brissie duo Good Boy, Rian King, tells us about the dudes' pretty stunning EP Shirk Life - available at JB on vinyl. For the full Q&A, head to stack.com.au.
Shirk Life EP by Good Boy is out now via Barely Dressed/ Remote Control.
Was there any specific point where you decided you wanted to really use your lyrics to criticise, decipher or commend what you saw going on in Australian politics? No, there was no point where I wanted to do that. I write very blatant lyrics; they are not hard to read and figure out. Australian politics and politicians is something that I get angry about and so I wrote about the Marriage Equality battle, for example – something many, many Australians feel strongly about, and it is relatable, and I’ve done my duty as someone who has a platform to speak out
against this or that. I guess that’s it: if you have been
or sentimental value. Albert and I had a very healthy dominant- submissive relationship. Poor
given a platform to speak out about issues you feel strongly about, it is your duty to do so.
1972VW Superbug is extremely beautiful. Did you name your beetle Albert?Why do you think we anthropomorphise cars? Thank you for saying so, you’re too kind. Yes, Albert was the name my father and I gave to the 1972 VW Superbug
anymore. I think we were doing the vocal takes and, yeah, pretty much the pizza was on its way, and I had to get a good take down before it arrived. It picked up my mood for sure. Tim is a really good engineer and is so fun to hang out and talk with. ZKR
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