Q&A: Udays Tiger
Define your genre in five words or less:
Grunge, punk, noise.
Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
Well hopefully they say we sound like a pretty good band… But sometimes people say things like, “Youse sounded like, fuckin' sick”.
What do you love about making music?
Just that. The two best things would have to be writing and coming up with new music and then playing live. The live part especially because we try to be as energetic and exciting as we can be to watch and I think that makes us more enjoyable to listen to.
What can a punter expect from your live show?
That’s an easy one… Noise, smoke, strobe, loud and at the moment free T-Shirts and CDs (when we have them).
What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
You can download our SINNERS EP here for free: soundcloud.com/udaystiger. It's also available at Broken Glass Records in Collingwood.
When’s the gig and with who?
We play at The Tote on Saturday June 30 supporting Sugar Army.
What inspires or has influenced your music the most?
There wouldn’t be just one thing. We both like playing live and seeing great live bands like Damn Terran, High Tea or The Morrisons. They all have great stage presence. Seeing good bands inspires us to make our shows as frantic, energetic and interesting as we can with only two people.
Why should everyone come and see your band?
Because we are a couple of blokes who like to have a beer and watch bands and play music and doing these things with likeminded people is even better than by yourself.
What part of making music excites you the most?
Playing live has always been the most exciting part, then writing and recording are the next best thing.
Describe the best gig you have ever played.
We played a warehouse party on Halloween not long after we moved to Melbourne. Damn Terran, Clavians and Dozers played. It was messy and awesome.
Do you have a pre-gig ritual? If so, what is it?
We join hands in prayer and have some cordial.
Name an interview question you wish someone would ask you, and answer it.
Would you like some money? …. Yes.
If you could go on tour with any musician or band, who would it be?
Nirvana, Shellac (or any Steve Albini associated act), Blood On The Wall.