Fresh Fruit: Flangipanis
What other names did you consider calling yourselves?
Where are you from and what would be the most recognisable local landmark?
We’re from Crowbar. The most recognisable landmark is Brisbane.
Who is in your band, what do they play and what is their non-musical superpower?
Hayden – drums: Smoking and painting.
Josh – guitar: Mutton chops, and has cider in his body instead of blood.
Pauly – bass: Logan street cred.
Jodie – guitar and vocals: Bleeds without dying.
Name your three biggest influences.
Music. Surviving. Alcohol.
What’s the usual first topic of conversation when you take a break at rehearsal?
We try to remember our commitments, and plan ways to piss people off while everyone is having fun. Then, we discuss which lolly or chips from the rehearsal space reception have become that night’s dinner.
What’s your pre-show warm-up routine?
Tell us about your most memorable show.
Dead of Winter – it’s a horror festival, and last year our crowd was insane. We ended up breaking the “barrier”, which was meant to be where you would line up for drinks or tickets. Some genius thought it would be a sweet mosh barrier. I’m surprised the thing didn’t crowd surf.
What band would you most like to share the stage with and why?
Bloodhound Gang, because it would be fun as shit and we wouldn’t have to worry about… Well, anything goes, I would imagine.
What’s the most exciting album you’ve listened to recently?
Peter Black’s solo work – he’s writing a song a day for the entire year, so I pretty much have an album for January and one for February. You subscribe for only $9 a month, and Blackie from the fucking Hard Ons sends you a song every day. All the material is completely new and freshly recorded – no cheats. Holy shit.
What is your latest release and why should we buy it?
Our 2015 album Gouge Out Your Eyes. You should buy it because it has 15 tracks, and we got some of South East Qld’s most talented guitarists to play on an epic outro – which we wrote about our friend who cut his finger off in a work injury. We thought it might cheer him up. Also, Jodies’ dad makes a cameo about how she’s wasting her life playing this punk rock shit.
If you could be endorsed by one company, who would it be?
Why are you going to make it to the top over all the other contenders in the musical arena?
I’ll put money on that we won’t. We swear too much. But if we had to pick a reason, it would be because we appeal to a pretty broad audience, and people just fucking love watching chicks play guitars. I think we still have a while to go until that’s not a commodity anymore.
Other than Dave Grohl, who has the best beard in rock?
Dave Grohl does not have the best beard in Rock. Pffft. But we’d give it to Jules from The Bennies.
Wrap your ears around Flangipanis’ new single “Noise Complaint” below!
Gouge Out Your Eyes is out now independently
Grab a copy: BandCamp