60 Seconds With… Earl

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60 Seconds With… Earl


So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
The band is called earl and you’ve got all of us. Troy – guitars and all things tech. Tom – drums. Jackson – slappin’ the bass, and myself, Mark – vocals and guitar.

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?
Pop-rock. No one has told us we sound like any particular band so I suppose we sound like Earl.

What do you love about making music?
It never ends, never gets old and always keeps you going. You can be creative, do as little with it or as much as you’d like but it’s always there.

What do you hate about the music industry?
Jealous bands/tall poppy syndrome. The lack of live venues that support local original music and the constant justifying to punters why they should see your band and why they should buy your music instead of downloading it (illegally that is, download by all means, just pay for it first!)

If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?
Good question……Nickleback and Ke$ha. Can I have two? Cop this, I’ll invite Chad and Kesha to a dinner party at an old abandoned warehouse, once they are both there, BAM, lock the doors then go have a beer while I wait for them to get acquainted with the starving Bengal Tiger I left in there four days earlier.

What can a punter expect from your live show?
A professional unit leaving the ladies excited, the gentleman jealous of our awesomeness, energy, fun, and songs that will be stuck in your head for the next week.

What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
Limited hard copies of our debut four-track EP are available at shows or on iTunes under “e a r l”. The new single will hit iTunes in June with a launch to follow. Stay tuned!

When’s the gig and with who?
Earl is playing for the next two weeks at the Brunswick Hotel, Friday May 4 and Friday May 11. All free entry shows with cool local bands.