Define your genre in five words or less:
Seventies-inspired heavy prog rock.
How long have you been gigging and writing?
We’ve been playing together for five years. We started getting serious about writing at the beginning of 2011, and we’ve been playing shows for the last six months.
What's the strangest place you've ever played a gig?
When we were in year 12, we once found ourselves playing Motley Crue's Dr. Feelgood to a crowd of 250 young kids from a primary school in Hay, NSW. They were jumping around and all giving us devil horns – it was freakin' awesome!
When are you doing your next thing?
Friday July 13 at the Bendigo Hotel (ooh spooky). It’s going to be a riot. We might even have time to play the whole album.
Tell us about the your album Avadante.
It's our debut album. It's pretty epic and very fun to perform, relying on a union of catchy melodies and groovy rhythms if i do say so myself. The songs portray the journey of a man who passes into the dream state of a coma, and finds himself in a strange place we call Avadante. We spent much of 2011 writing Avadante, along with many other tracks which will mutate into future releases.
What makes you happiest about what you are doing?
Our music is slowly spreading across the globe. The other week we got a request for our music from Japan. That felt good. Of course, there’s the artistic self-expression thing too. But writing and performing music with your closest mates takes the cake.. And if we ever get angry at one another, there's nothing that a beer or a box of noodles can’t fix.
KETTLESPIDER play at The Bendigo Hotel on Friday July 13 with Rainbird and Husk.