So then, what’s the band name and what do you ‘do’ in the band?
The band name is The Kilniks. I ‘do’ the bass and some backing vocals here and there. Some oo’s and ah’s.
What do you think people will say you sound like?
Tough question. People will probably say, “These guys sound like Little Red, The Beach Boys, The Strokes and The Kooks,” but no one actually ever tells us that.
What do you love about making music?
That first idea you have for a song that seems so great. Being able to work on that and production something you are happy with.
If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
Probably Ray Davies because I love the way he goes about writing songs, and if he didn’t like my stuff, I’d fight him. He’d be up for that.
What can a punter expect from your live show?
Some fresh licks on the guitar, pounding drums and bass, underlying chords on the keys, and five wacky goofs dressed up differently every time. You’ll find that a lot of our gigs are themed when we team up with Noise Bar.
When are you playing live next and with who?
Our next gig is a headliner at Noise Bar in Brunswick on Saturday June 23 with Better Than The Wizards, The Alleys, Alice Blu and DJ Jessi Dean. Yeah! It’s a Birthday Party themed gig, as it’s our second birthday of being together as a band. What we’re hoping for is some loud, outrageous clothing that speaks extravert. With drinks specials, party poppers and fluorescent headbands, a rad night is guaranteed.
What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?
We have a four-track EP titled Not That Kind that we recorded last year with Decibels Records which we released at the Northcote Town Hall along with two other bands and their EPs; Animaux and Rosie & George. We were very grateful for this opportunity and had the pleasure of working with such a great team. A shout out to Kate Duncan, in particular. Recently, we recorded a single titled Moment She Inspired with another song Doubts In Me on the B-side. It’s yet to be released but it’s not far off. At all our gigs, we’ve got something to sell you. If it’s not a CD, it’s our lead guitarist, Liam Kelly.
Anything else to add?
Oh Ruby is about Tom’s dog.