Q&A: Dropbunny

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Q&A: Dropbunny



Xero, vocalist for Dropbunny.

Define your genre in five words or less:

Dark, experimental metal.

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?

They slam down a double-shot of whiskey before sculling a pint, waving at the bartender for a second one. They open their mouths to explain to a friend, but their tongue is thick and swollen and unfamiliar. Thoughts racing, they manage to form a few incomprehensible syllables before realising that they’re unable to remember simple words. That seems to be the most common feedback about our shows.

How long have you been gigging and writing?

Dropbunny formed in 2009 to record our first album. Once we were happy with the album, we began performing live. If something can’t be done backwards, it’s not worth doing.

What has been your favourite gig you’ve played to date?

We’ve had some very fun shows, but possibly the Thornbury gig where we taped balloons full of, um, chemical intoxicants to the drumkit, and all were reeling from the effects of them, while a man dressed in a bear costume punched on with our guitarist, a girl ran around spraypainting DeWaldo (bassist), Tirunideth (vox/cello) bashing herself to a bloody pulp, while someone else sprayed me half to death with a fire-extinguisher. We had a couple of people sitting at a table onstage reading the newspaper and commenting about how they’d seen it all before. This did actually happen, and I was very happy.

Which band would you most like to have a battle/showdown with?

We tried to organise a cage match with Kanye West, but the bastard never showed up. We had to make do with walking to a nearby pond and punching a duck.

What inspires or has influenced your music the most?

Math, newspapers, the void.

Do you have any record releases to date? What? Where can I get it?

Our first album, Hypothesis is available for free download from dropbunny.com . Our new album, IO, will be released January 28, 2012, and will be available through iTunes and Bandcamp. There’s a 4 track preview of IO at dropbunny.com.

Why should everyone come and see your band?

They shouldn’t. In fact, I think there’s a law against it. Ted Baillieu sends cops to bash our audiences, whenever he’s not sending them to cut clothes off girls in public parks to protect our glorious way of life.

When are you playing live?

We’re performing at DV8 this Saturday night, with Moth and Synthetic Breed. Doors open at 10pm.