Q&A: The Roshambos

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Q&A: The Roshambos


Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

Avoiding the pretentious nature of this response, we’ve received word that we have similarities to the likes of David Bowie and the Fab Four.

What do you love about making music?

The genuine enjoyment people receive from listening to our music

If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?

James Brown, he’d know what to do.


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

Simon Fuller for creating music contest shows. Although responsible for keeping the music industry afloat, vastly more talented independent artists just can’t compete with the mass promotional tools of these sorts of shows.

When’s the gig and with who?

Friday February 1 at Brunswick Hotel, Saturday February 2at Edinburgh Castle, Friday February 8at 303 and Sunday February 10at The Gasometer, with support from The Havelocks, Hiding with Bears and Pensive Penguin.

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

Have a good product, be able to do everything yourself, be prolific, have a rigorous touring schedule and get to know people that know people.

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

Ballyhoo and Noises from Hootchy – Kootchy available from Bandcamp or off our website roshambos.com, they also can be bought from our honesty suitcase at shows.

When are you doing your thing next?

We’re currently recording our third EP which should be released in the autumn months.

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

A Crunchie, because once you’ve finished eating you still have honeycomb stuck in your teeth. When we’re finished playing you’re left with a song stuck in your head…hopefully.

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

Make good posters (not like us apparently) and use good fonts.