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Fresh Fruit: Death In Bloom

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Death In Bloom

Fresh Fruit

Triple J Unearthed

What other names did you consider calling yourselves?
I honestly think the only other solid name we had in the bank was ‘As Above, So Below’, but Death In Bloom quickly took the win after we all heard it.

Where are you from and what would be the most recognisable local landmark?
We’re originally from Wangaratta (country boys). The biggest landmark there would probably the cinema or the McDonald’s (not a lot goes down in the Wang).

Who is in your band, what do they play and what is their non-musical superpower?
Arron: guitar – my super power would be to neck a beer at lightning pace. It’s something I pride myself on.
Logan: vocals – the incredible ability to build-up and tell really terrible stories.
Russ: guitar / vocals – Russ can do an incredible impersonation of a seal… You just have to make him laugh to hear it.
Abe: bass – amazing at dad jokes. Or being an absolute lord at Super Mario Maker.
Jai: drums – vegan super-chef.

Name your three biggest influences.
I think I speak for the entire band when I say that Architects are definitely a huge influence on our writing. Crystal Lake from Japan, and Periphery, too, among hundreds of other incredible bands.   

What’s the usual first topic of conversation when you take a break at rehearsal?
Usually what’s for dinner. I feel like that is a crucial conversation to have at band practice.

What’s your pre-show warm-up routine?
We generally try to get load-in out of the way as early as possible, so we have plenty of time to suss food, or have a quiet drink and some quality banter beforehand. After that, we all get in about 10-15 minutes of warming up before our set, whether that’s just strumming away on the guitar, Jai hitting a pad, or Logan doing his vocal warm ups.

Tell us about your most memorable show.
We haven’t got many shows under our belts just yet, but I would say either playing the Sooki Lounge with Dream On Dreamer, or MMRS in Sydney with Earth Caller. Both shows gave us an amazing response, and we got to play to people that may not have heard of us or listened to us before.

What band would you most like to share the stage with and why?
Oh man, there’s so many good bands to choose from. I think Architects would be a big one for us, or maybe As I Lay Dying – but before all of that crazy shit went down.

What’s the most exciting album you’ve listened to recently?
Hellions – Opera Oblivia. They have absolutely crushed it with that record: such a refreshing and inspiring take on heavy music.

What is your latest release and why should we buy it?
We are putting out our first record on the 14th of October. It’s called A Means To Disappear, and you should buy it because it’s totally kick-ass.

If you could be endorsed by one company, who would it be?
K-Mart: quality caps, t-shirts, socks and underwear. What more could you ask for? That, or Menulog, but the endorsement offers free food from all services on Menulog. That only seems fair.

Why are you going to make it to the top over all the other contenders in the musical arena?
I think “the top” is a different thing for everyone. Honestly, we are just happy to be writing the music we love and being able to play it live. For most of us, that is our outlet, and being able to play it on any scale is rewarding enough.

Other than Dave Grohl, who has the best beard in rock?
Dan and Alan from Four Year Strong, easy. I’ve never seen a ranga beard look so good.

Wrap your ears around Death In Bloom’s latest single “The Fever” below!

A Means To Disappear drops October 14th via Waterfront
Pre-order it: iTunes | Webstore


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