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Fresh Fruit: Foxtrot

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Triple J Unearthed

What other names did you consider calling yourselves?
I have a file on my computer labeled Holy Haloumi with a bunch of our first recordings. Don’t know why that didn’t take off.

Where are you from and what would be the most recognisable local landmark?
We’re basically all from Melbourne, and easily the most recognisable landmark is The Reverence Hotel in Footscray. Viva la Arthouse, though!

Who is in your band, what do they play and what is their non-musical superpower?
We have Tyler who shreds and can fly. Adam plays drums, and can fly. Josh sings and shreds, and can talk to chickens. Nick plays bass and can also fly. We’re also all pretty fucking awesome at petting dogs.

Name your three biggest influences.
The waffle stand in Coonalpyn on the highway to Adelaide, Sydney road haloumi pies, and fluffy animals.

What’s the usual first topic of conversation when you take a break at rehearsal?
There are many, but the obvious go-to topic I think we all would all agree on is how great the latest Tigers record sounds. We’ll probably talk about new gear we can’t afford, The Drones, and which Sage Francis record is the best. Also, giving Nick shit for the parts he stuffed up (but he probably played better than everyone else).

What’s your pre-show warm-up routine?
Heaps of high fives. It gets really painful.

Tell us about your most memorable show.
It would have to be the nautical-themed launch party for our previous record, Gone Fishin’ – Josh doesn’t remember a thing and that’s what made it so memorable. He spent the majority of the show in an inflatable raft, we had a 7-foot high paper machè lighthouse (that actually lit up) onstage that we made, plus fish-shaped piñatas, Foxtrot-branded life buoys, and fishing nets everywhere.

What band would you most like to share the stage with and why?
I think holograms would have to be involved, and Mozart and Keith Moon would be in it. I feel like we would be a good opener for that show.

What’s the most exciting album you’ve listened to recently?
I’m loving the new White Lung record and I’m really fanging for the new Touché Amoré. Fear Like Us are basically the best band in the country, and their new record, Succour, is incredible. The new Luca Brasi kills it too.

What is your latest release and why should we buy it?
Our latest release is called Habitats. we worked really hard on it and we’re stoked with how it turned out. We recorded it with Sam Johnson and were the first band to record at his new studio, Holes & Corners. It comes on some pretty amazing looking coloured (or black, for the purists) vinyl, and Adam put heaps of love into the artwork. It’s definitely something that is best consumed in its physical form. I won’t tell you to buy it – it’s pretty rad though, so you probably should.

If you could be endorsed by one company, who would it be?
Fixation Brewing, a small new brewery from Byron Bay that make an amazing IPA. We were stoked to play their Good Beer Week show and got stuck into a few too many of their wares. Bloody good stuff!

Why are you going to make it to the top over all the other contenders in the musical arena?
Get involved in some kind of dodgy scheme so we have money to pay a big PR company to tell everyone how fuckin’ cool we are. Maybe get some more fashionable haircuts with the change.

Other than Dave Grohl, who has the best beard in rock?
Dave Grohl doesn’t have a beard, that’s a merkin. Jules from The Bennies easily owns this category. Our very own Tyler Worth is right up there, too.

Wrap your ears around Foxtrot’s latest single “No Place Like Home” below!

Habitats is out now via Jackknife
Grab a copy: Webstore | iTunes | Bandcamp


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