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Smash Bros on working, pulling, and ripping

When did you first start making music and what led you there? We’re just a bunch of Kiwi musicians who came over here to work, and formed a band. Back when we were youngsters we used to write music, and now we’re doing it in Melbourne. And it works, it pulls, it rips so hard.
Tell us about your new album Hydrate. The name of our new album comes from a term we use within the band to get ourselves ready to play the next song. In between each song we “Hydrate to achieve maximum performance”. Most of the time it’s warm and we need to keep ourselves cool, so we hydrate.
What do you love about making music?We love making music because we’re all best friends, and it gives us a platform for us to be not as normal as we would in our everyday lives.
How would you describe your sound and how did you come to it?Our sound is difficult to “genre-lise”. It comes from a mix of all of our individual influences, at the end of the day we just want to write a good song. No matter the style, if it’s a great track it makes it on the album.
What can we expect from your live shows?When you come to see us it could be a swing or a miss but it all depends on the energy we get back off our audience. I guess it’s a chicken or the egg situation. And we always wear clean undies.

Smash Bros will launch Hydrate at Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar on Saturday July 7 with special guests Strawberry Fist Cake, Sweet Cheeks, Ferocious Chode and Psycho Moto. Find more information on the Smash Bros Facebook page.