60 Seconds With... Split Seconds
Define your genre in five words or less:
Lyrical pedal pop.
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?
I’d like to think they’d say we sound like a bunch of bands but also nobody. Like a mix all of the acceptable British stuff from the late '90s early 2000s, good American bands like Spoon and The Walkmen, and also heroes like Paul Kelly and The Triffids. If they were to say that though, they’d be creepily descriptive and probably not so fun to have a beer with. So if they just said “pretty good” I’d also be happy.
Which band would you most like to have a battle/showdown with?
Old mates Emperors from Perth, but it’d be a Dream Team battle and we’d tear them a new one.
What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed?
If I knew that I’d probably be doing it. It probably helps if they can watch football together. Because if you can’t do that, there’s no hope.
Name an interview question you wish someone would ask you, and answer it:
Who is your all-time favourite Eagle? Well, it’d be a close call between Ben Cousins and Dean Cox. I’ve got a lot of love for Cuz, despite the obvious fuck ups. When he was at his best, nobody could touch him. It’s a shame that he’ll be remembered for the antics and not how great he was at football. But I think just for being an out and out long term hero, I’ll go for Coxy. Special mentions to Peter Matera and Beau Waters. For the record, my least favourite Eagle ever is Brent Staker. Total spud.
If someone made a movie about your life, who would play you?
It would be one of those Mumblecore movies, because nothing much goes on. I’d be played by that guy from the Secret Life Of Us who does the Hungry Jacks voiceovers.
If you could go on tour with any musician or band, who would it be?
Underlights. Dreams really do come true.
When’s the gig and with who?
Northcote Social Club on Thursday May 10 and then Saturday May 12 at the Karova Lounge in Ballarat, both with Underlights.
Anything else to add?
Josh Kennedy > Chris Judd.