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Beat HQ Joined: 9th December 2010
Last seen: 5th June 2012
Portland Hotel
115 Russell St
Melbourne CBD

60 Seconds With... Pretty Suicide


So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
The band name is Pretty Suicide, and I, Bud, play lead Guitar and I sing them blues away.

 

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
We’re often compared to a meeting of AIC and Pantera, but I think we sound like the end of the world, tinted with lashings of hard rock, extreme metal, country, blues and everything in between.

 

What do you love about making music?
Everything. There’s nothing else like busting a high E note on a big ‘ol Les Paul!

 

What do you hate about the music industry?
The sorry state it’s in. And any band that uses auto tuning, has drum loops behind you, or fakes anything live, you should be ashamed of yourself.

 

If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
Led Zeppelin… Because they’re Led Zeppelin! I wouldn’t complain about jamming with Gram Parsons either, dude had style!

 

If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?
Basically anyone who’s been involved with ‘popular music’ in the last six or seven years. Emos, auto-tuned idiots, Lady Gaga, and anyone ripping off her fashion-pop-crap-techno garbage. Plus anyone who rolls up the bottom of their jeans, wears winkle pickers, and wears their hair like Kramer.

 

What can a punter expect from your live show?
The best riffs in Melbourne! Power. Anger. Joy. Love. Peace. Hate. Plus bitchin’ singing, drums beating out a death rattle, bass from bootsy’s evil brother and guitars that sound like the fires of hell!

 

What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
We’re actually about to start work on our debut album, and our second EP The Terror is sold out! However, we will be rolling out some special edition cassettes for all you old school tape deck badass’! The ultimate in cool… And they’re for free.  Beat that!

 

When’s the gig and with who?
Friday February 17 at Back in the Day (the Portland Hotel) with Sunset Riot, who are helping us whoop some Friday night ass!

 

Anything else to add?

Check out our Facebook. You can download our songs for free, and look at pictures of our lovely mugs! And also, I personally want to add Bloodsport is the greatest movie ever laid to tape, only challenged by the likes of Kickboxer, Timecop and Dolph Lungren in The Punisher.