60 Seconds With... Rosencrants
So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
We are Dougie, Frog, Danny Gregavorichnalias, and Spina, and together we are Rosencrants. We enjoy using our instruments to organise sounds in accordance with specific tones and rhythms. This is commonly known as music. Sometimes we do it in front of people.
What do you think people will say you sound like?
Well we're a four-piece rock band so we can sound like a lot of different bands if we want to, and we take advantage of that by mixing our various influences coming from lots of different eras and genres. At the moment we're sounding like a mixture between The Master's Apprentices and Queens Of The Stone Age, and that's putting it vaguely. We try and keep things relatively simple but we still find it difficult to describe our sound, as any band does when put on the spot.
What do you hate about the music industry?
The lack of interesting and original artists being thrown into the popular music scene. There's a lot of good music out there, and sometimes it seems like the music industry is making sure most of us never hear about it. I s'pose they would argue that they've got a business to run, so they stick with a trend or a popular genre and continuously churn out one shit imitation after another until there's nothing left.
If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
We wouldn't, we'd stay in the present and show Josh Homme in the hope that he'd make an album with us. If he refuses, we will take him captive until co-operates.
What can a punter expect from your live show?
Plenty of volume, hopefully some form of entertainment, possible nudity, bad jokes, and more than likely there'd be inappropriate levels of intoxication courtesy of both audience and band. Should definitely be on your list of things to do before you die.
When are you playing live next and with who?
We’re playing on Friday May 18 at Noise Bar with Flounder as well as a new band on the scene The Maurorders, both of which are talents to reckoned with. Bands start at around 8.30pm.