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Fresh Fruit: Ace Efalent

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Ace Efalent

Fresh Fruit

Triple J Unearthed

What other names did you consider calling yourselves?
We started out being called Lovechild for about a year during 2012 and 2013, until we were threatened with a lawsuit.

Where are you from and what would be the most recognisable local landmark?
We are from the salty goodness that is Newcastle, and our town would be most recognised for having a huge penis tower smack bang in the CBD – but you probably already knew that.

Who is in your band, what do they play and what is their non-musical superpower?
We have Dave Slattery on drums, and he’s not allowed to say what his superpower is – or else!
I’m Nathan and I sling guitar and sing by night – I sit and think about what I’m doing that night all day, which sounds easy but isn’t!

Name your three biggest influences.
Our three biggest musical Influences would be Grinspoon, Silverchair and You Am I.

What’s the usual first topic of conversation when you have a break during rehearsals?
Breaks during rehearsals!? Maybe conspiracy theories or politics.

What’s your pre-show warm-up routine?
We basically just show up, drink some beers and hang around – maybe mosh to the other bands until they call our number.

Tell us about your most memorable show.
A show I’ll never forget was at a local venue with a touring band I don’t want to name. During the show, I decided to throw my guitar, which smashed into old mate’s brand new Gibsons he had sitting on the stage. It impressed him enough to yell abuse at me through the whole set – “You’re fucking dead, you wait!” He was gonna bash me for sure, but luckily I escaped! We’ve been banned from playing a few venues for life, but we always ended up smooching our way back in.

What band would you most like to share the stage with and why?
Right now it’d have to be Violent Soho, because it’s Violent Soho!

What’s the most exciting album you’ve listened to recently?
I just got Rival Sons’ new album, Hollow Bones, and it’s got me excited! You should go and buy a copy!

What is your latest release and why should we buy it?
Our latest release is titled “Such A Shame” and you don’t have to buy it because its freeeeee! But if you did want to buy it, you should do so because you love how ’90s tinged Aussie rock tastes. Yum!

If you could be endorsed by one company, who would it be?
Hmmm, this is a hard question because logic says some sort of musical instrument company, but I’d probably go with Nescafè coffee. I drink around twelve cups a day, and that shit ain’t cheap!

Why are you going to make it to the top over all the other contenders in the musical arena?
We will be number one because I spoke to The Devil and he said so.

Other than Dave Grohl, who has the best beard in rock?
Probably our Dave. You should check it out – it’s getting pretty big now!

Wrap your ears around Ace Efalent’s latest single “Such A Shame” below!

Are you in an up-and-coming alternative/rock/metal/emo/indie/punk/hardcore band (or anything along those lines) and feel like a cheeky bit of free promo in the form of a Fresh Fruit piece? Drop a line to editorial@bluntmag.com.au and we’ll be in touch!

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