Q&A: Red Sky Burial
Define your genre in five words or less:
Hooked up heavy angular grooves.
What do you love about making music?
Having four guys all banging their heads together in a small and stinky rehearsal studio until hey presto, a tune is smashed out. Making a dodgy recording of it on a phone wrapped up in a jumper comes next and hopefully we remember everything the following week. If so, it goes into our live set which is the icing on the cake.
What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
We’ve recently put out our debut release through Rocket Distribution. It’s self titled with seven bangers on it and is available at JB HI-FI across the country (maybe not Perth, or Darwin for that matter), on iTunes and of course at our gigs. Keep an eye out for the cracking artwork by our mate Boyd.
When’s the gig and with who?
The CD launch is at The Tote this Friday August 10 from 8pm. Joining us are Sons of Abraham, Broozer and Don Fernando. It’s going to be a cracker of a night and we’re really looking forward to it. In fact, even if we weren't playing, we'd be there cause that line up is shit hot.
How long have you been gigging and writing?
In this band we actually haven't been gigging or writing for that long, 18 months maybe. Staf and Poppy got the ball rolling at the end of 2010 and since then the tunes have just kept flowing.
Do you have a pre-gig ritual? If so, what is it?
Send out a group text message to tell all our mates that we’re playing! Some people call this spam; we call it thoughtful, or at worst, borderline harassment.
Anything else to add?
If you’re into big riffs come on down Friday night to the Tote and shake out those winter blues. We promise good times. Album and merchandise will also be available on the night so bring ya’ bucks kids.