Q&A: Bum Creek

Q&A: Bum Creek


Define your genre in five words or less:

Lol-fi falafel alot.


If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?

Nah mate, not getting us there. ASIO reads this.


What can a punter expect from your live show?

Chasms, peacocks, upturned moustaches, freedom being ripped apart and utopia disappearing.

What inspires or has influenced your music the most?

The slow end of civilisation, doorbells, and tracksuit pants.


What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed?

A band must have a fascistic like discipline yet willing to turn on a dime to slavishly fall in with the trends of fashion. Bummers mean you definitely gotta be sexy and keep well groomed, doesn’t hurt to have lots of chest hair or big boobs.

Do you have any record releases to date? What are they? Where can I get them?

Al-Bum ,Vinyl LP 2010, chaptermusic.com, bumcreek.com.


When are you playing live/releasing your album/EP/single/etc?

We are gonna go bust at Chapter Music’s 20th birthday party on Saturday November 17 at North Melbourne Town Hall. Expect all new songs. New vinyl album out 2013.


Describe the best gig you have ever played.

Show in Tokyo, the wild crowd brown eyed us and was literally swinging from the rafters and yelping wild style – Tarquin ended up in a Japanese bin with heaps of bin juice, believe us. It was his own fault, sorta.


What’s the strangest place you’ve ever played a gig, or made a recording?

On the escalators etc at the NGV. That was très weird.

Where would you like to be in five years?

DJing in Ibiza with heaps of Viagra.

How do you stop your pre-gig jitters?

We watch local experimental sporting teams the East Brunswick Winos and Thornburry Wolves tear it up on VHS, pull on our ear lobes, get a massage and drink some tequila.

What advice would you give to bands that are new on the Melbourne music scene?

32. Don’t be cynical.


If you could go on tour with any musician or band, who would it be?

Mole House

How do you balance making and playing music with your other commitments?

Don’t rehearse or have any songs.

Anything else to add?

“To through to Attention Deficit Disorder brought us together and paved way to the Bummers success” – translated by Siri.

BUM CREEK, alongside Twerps, Crayon Fields, Beaches, Clag and heaps more, play at Chapter Music’s 20th Birthday at North Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday November 17 as part of Melbourne Music Week.