Q&A: Strangers

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Q&A: Strangers


So then, what’s your name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?

Benjamin Britton: singer/mechanic.

Define your genre in five words or less:

Heavy rock ‘n’ roll.

What do you hate about the music industry?

To be honest I quite like the music industry (except for the lack of money situation). It’s full of two different types of people: people who love and cherish music as much as the musicians do and people who want to screw you completely blind if given half the chance. But the only difference is together we all share a common ground: the love of getting absolutely shit-faced on a weeknight and pretending it’s ‘work related’.

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

Dexter Holland from The Offspring, just after he finished recording Smash. I think we all know why.

When’s the gig and with who?

Launching our new single Persona Non Grata on Saturday June 2 with Gatherer, and Friday June 8 at The Workers Club in Melbourne with Gatherer and Jonesez.

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

The Bee Gees because they are grossly outnumbered now.

What inspires or has influenced your music the most?

Stickin’ it to the Bee Gees. We are close…stay tuned for the battle/showdown.

What makes you happiest about what you’re doing?

Well, I’m pretty stoked to be able to say to my child one day that “Yes, I know your mother says I’m a worthless broke bum, but I had one hell of a time becoming one.”

And what makes you unhappiest about what you’re doing?

Becoming a broke, worthless bum.

If your music was a chocolate bar, which one would it be, and why?

Whatever the opposite of a Mars Bar is, because being in a rock band you can’t work, rest or play.