Time Out With Tux
How did you guys get together as a band?
Mel: I had written a few bass parts and wanted to hear them with guitar and drums. I asked Heath, who asked Trysten and we got together for a jam. We kept jamming and then we realised we needed a vocalist, so we asked Rae to join us.
What’s the last song you wrote?
We had a difficult time coming up with a name for our most recent song. Pickles and Pablo Escobar were a couple of the more serious contenders. Now it’s called Escapades.
Your very first EP launch is coming up, how are you feeling about it?
Rae: Trysten and Heath recorded and mixed it all, the cool guy Lucas Goddard mastered it. Mel and myself lino-printed the CD and cover artwork by hand. We did everything ourselves, which I think makes it even more special. We are really excited to show everyone.
Any pre-show rituals?
We each have a tiny plastic dinosaur figurine that we bring with us on stage. We’ve been doing this right from the beginning. Playing a show without them would just feel strange.
Why should people come to your EP launch?
Because you get something from a live show that you can’t get from listening to a CD. At this gig, you’ll get the live performance side of us, as well as the recorded version. Jack Griffin, Lunaire and Without Parachutes are supporting and they kick ass live. You’ll get feelings and not even know why, in a good way.
TUX will be launching their EP Therapy at The Grace Darling on Saturday January 24.