60 Seconds With… Frankie Wants Out

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60 Seconds With… Frankie Wants Out


Define your genre in five words or less:

Rockin’ gangster swing.

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

Hmmm, Brian Setzer Orchestra meets The Cat Empire.

If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
Glenn Miller, so he could see what we’ve done to his style.

If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?
The guy who said “Hey, let’s bring back Young Talent Time“, for obvious reasons.

What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
We have just released a new EP, called Trouble, and it’s by far our best yet!

When’s the gig and with who?
Saturday April 14, at The Curtin, with Gold Street Sound, and Funk Buddies.

So, someone is walking past as you guys are playing, they then go get a beer and tell their friend about you… what do they say?
I just saw this gangster swing band, and they are dressed like Reservoir Dogs! 

Which band would you most like to have a battle/showdown with?
Royal Crown Revue.

Do you have any record releases to date? What are they? Where can I get them?
We do. An EP called The Melbourne Way and an LP called Prohibition, find them on iTunes.

When are you doing your thing next?
We leave for a mini tour in a week, then back to Melbourne to launch our EP, Trouble.

Tell us about the last song you wrote.
It’s called Down On Smith Street, it pays homage to a bar we used to play at when we first started out.

What’s your favourite song, and why?
A Day in the Life, by The Beatles, it’s an amazing song.

When, and why did you start writing music?
Started in high school to impress women… Not much has changed.

Name an interview question you wish someone would ask you, and answer it.
If you were only known by one name, like Madonna, what would it be? Es Taco!

If your music was a chocolate bar, which one would it be, and why?
Picnic, because it is bit of everything held together by something awesome.

Anything else to add?
Come us launch our new EP on Saturday April 14 at The Curtin.