60 Seconds With... Speak Digital Water
Define your genre in five words or less:
Mez: Muddy – water – blues – sexy – rock.
Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
Mez: We get told late '80s early '80s rock, Nirvana gets thrown around a bit, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Rage Against The Machine. People say we have our own sound, but we definitely have elements of those bands. But it’s current – it’s now.
What do you love about making music?
Mez: What’s not to love about it, ha. It’s hard work but it’s worth it. I get to give my heart through music and share it with people who can relate. If one person decides that life is worth living 'cause of one of our songs I will die a happy man.
What do you hate about the music industry?
Gav: Bands who get pissed off because they’ve been around for ten years and no-one comes to their shows....maybe write some decent songs.
What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
Gav: We just finished our first studio recording. It’s a five-track EP called It Is Mine. Street Corner Prophet is on it and it’s also just gone up on iTunes. The CD is available too.
When’s the gig and with who?
Mez: The EP Launch is on Friday May 11 at Laundry in Fitzroy. We’ve got Sudden State, The Wire from Sydney and also The Good Kept Quiet on the bill. Jump on tickets through Oztix.
So, someone is walking past as you guys are playing, they then go get a beer and tell their friend about you... what do they say?
Gav: I will never be happy again unless this band's songs are on my iPod.
Anything else to add?
Gav: Make peace with your family, because regret tastes bitter on the deathbed.
Mez: Yeah… what he said… rock on people!