Fresh Fruit: Mere Women
What other names did you consider calling yourselves?
We went under Mountain Woman for our first show, which was just two of us playing two songs (including a cover of Belinda Carlisle)…We also considered Totally Unicorn, but it was taken.
Where are you from and what would be the most recognisable local landmark?
We’re from the inner west of Sydney (Marrickville/Petersham). Apart from the dumpsters with ibises eating old prawns, I’d say Royal Headache have made the old water tower in Petersham pretty famous.
Who is in your band, what do they play and what is their non-musical superpower?
Flyn – guitar.
Amy – kays, vocals.
Kat – drums.
Trisch – bass. We ain’t no Superman… Elastic man at best.
Name your three biggest influences.
I’d say collectively, we’d have to mention the likes of The Smiths and Bjork – but chuck in a little My Disco for good measure.
What’s the usual first topic of conversation when you take a break at rehearsal?
At the moment, it’s some sort of recording plan, but usually it’s something to do with food or wine… Often we are all talking about something completely seperate, at the same time.
What’s your pre-show warm-up routine?
A couple of wines, and a possible thumb stretch
Tell us about your most memorable show.
Camp a Lo Hum, just outside of Wellington. It’s a now-(kind of) defunct festival that takes place in the most luscious landscape. A bunch of legends playing in some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve come across.
What band would you most like to share the stage with and why?
I mean, I could say Chris Isaak, but let’s make it realistic. My admiration for bands has nothing to do with this answer, because I think most of the bands I love might actually be real pricks. I think the Yeah Yeah Yeahs would take us under their wings, and we’re all in love with Karen O – it’d be a great show.
What’s the most exciting album you’ve listened to recently?
There have been heaps of rad records lately, but I’ve been real jazzed on the new Creative Adult record, Fear Of Life.
What is your latest release and why should we buy it?
Our latest physical release is a split with Melbourne’s finest, Gold Class. It’s two banging tracks and it’s cheap (via Black Wire Records). “Drive” is our latest single (via Poison City), but you can get that for free!
If you could be endorsed by one company, who would it be?
Too easy. Fender.
Why are you going to make it to the top over all the other contenders in the musical arena?
Is this like gladiators? We bite and I’m Condor’s nephew.
Who has the best beard in rock?
My boy Drew (Totally Unicorn).
Wrap your ears around Mere Women’s latest single “Drive” below!
Friday October 7th – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
w/ Teeth And Tongue
Friday October 14th – Factory Floor, Sydney
w/ The Nation Blue
Friday October 28th – The Union Hotel, Sydney
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