Q&A: The Morrisons

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Q&A: The Morrisons


Define your genre in five words or less:

Old school garage punk rock


What can a punter expect from your live show?

Hopefully, they will be in the 10 per cent of the audience that loves our stuff. We definitely have a love it or hate it kind of vibe, with the majority of people being all WTF!?! But they’ll see us absolutely loving it 100 per cent of the time.

What inspires or has influenced your music the most?

There are a few bands that we’re all heavily into that have shaped the sound. But definitely jamming and hanging out with each other. I know that sounds kind of lame, but a lot of our sense of humour, timing and chemistry comes from the relationships we all have with one another. That, and a commitment to an unpolished live energy to our recorded stuff and our live shows.


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

We recorded an EP in 2011 and a four-track 7” in 2012. You can purchase them at good participation record shops throughout Melbourne, or from themorrisons.bandcamp.com

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

Ha! We played at a party late last year in Brunswick. It was outdoors in a backyard. There where all these other pencil moustached hipsters hippies playing banjo, which has taken over ukulele, which took over mandolin, which took over bongos as the standard “I’m a participating musician” hipster instrument. But I digress. We tried to tell them that we might not be best suited for the party. But they insisted we play. Then when we did they freaked right out as did the neighbours. Some of them even started crying.


If someone made a movie about your life, who would play you?

I’ve thought long and hard about this for some time. And it’s not about who would look like you, but who has the acting chops to play you. So the list is as follows:

Nick: Christian Bale

Lizzie: Cate Blanchett

Camille: Zach Galifianakis

Pete: The little fat kid off Hey Dad!


When’s the gig and with who?

Friday January 25at The Public Bar, North Melbourne with The Summervilles & Battle Club.