60 Seconds With Jalapeno Punch
So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
We’re Jalapeno Punch and we like to dance around.
What do you think people will say you sound like?
We like to think of ourselves as Say Anything meets Kisschasy meets Bagster meets George Michael meets The Wiggles with a little bit of 50 Cent thrown in the mix; and then you take that, and you put it in a massive pot, like you’re cooking a casserole and you let it simmer for an hour or two, and then right before you serve it, you sprinkle some freshly chopped Carly Rae Jepsen on top. Well, obviously not literally chopped up Carly Rae Jepsen, we don’t condone that; just the spiritual essence of Carly Rae Jepsen. But most people would probably just say we sound like alternative punk meets ska or jazz.
What do you love about making music?
We love making music, and we love making love. And in a way, music is like making love, because you have five sweaty guys in a cramped room and it’s loud, and it’s fast, and you’re just banging around on everything, and we love that.
What do you hate about the music industry?
A lot of artists have a lot to say about what’s wrong in the music industry, but none of them ever really tackle the most important and pressing issue: when are we going to get an *NSYNC reunion?!
If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
I think Bono would really enjoy our music, to the point where it would give him a massive Bono. What. Up.
What can a punter expect from your live show?
Our live shows have a lot of energy, a lot of dancing around to enthusiastic, jazz-punk music, and a lot of really terrible ad lib jokes about bears.
When are you playing live next and with who?
On June Saturday June 2, we’ll be tearing up at Noise Bar in Brunswick with the likes of Godwolf and Declan Sykes from the last season of The X Factor. It’s going to be an awesome night, with a crap-tonne of bands and plenty of drinks. Also, your one true love might be there, and so therefore if you don’t come to the gig, you may be missing out on your one chance at love. And is that something you’re willing to gamble?
What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
We’ve only got a few demos up online, which you can find from our Facebook: facebook.com/jalapenopunch. But the best way to hear our music and get a feel for what we’re all about is to just come see us live and “get jiggy”, as the saying goes.
Anything else to add?
Hi mum, hey look I’m in a magazine!