Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Scare

The Scare are one of those bands, that when you see them live for the first time, you're not quite sure if your ears are left bleeding. After re-locating to the UK last year, the boys came back to Australia for a couple of shows, and to record their new album.

Upon their return I was lucky enough to catch one of the home-coming shows, and it was exhausting. The amount of energy Kiss and the guys output to the rest of the crowd is extremely intense. And you're not sure if you should be banging your head up against a wall to unleash the beast, that The Scare so uncanningly put out there. Just beaware that if you one day do see these guys live and end up spilling some blood, it's for a rewarding cause. The hardcore yet melodic soundscapes sound like the messy unfinished soundtrack, to a nightmare you can't see the end of. To some of you this may not seem that enticing, but to some of us it seems pretty darn appealing. The scare is not for all.

Check out their new film clip for 'If I'm Choking Make A Scene'. Guest Apperance, by yours truly. In one shot. Ha.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Sydney Big Day Out

Fantastic Fun Day. ALL MY HIGHLIGHTS:

The Punisherz wearing asian flags for costumes. Digby the stand-in documentarian. Riding on the roof of Lilyworld's ice-cream truck, in sailor costumes. Jade making a home-made cymbol stand.Plastic Pineapple cups & Vodka. Making Ice-cream cookies in catering. Not Having the guts to ask a rockstar to join us for lunch. Lupe Fiasco. Throwbacks in the artist bar. Scamming new songs off Spankrock. Telling everyone we were there as artists... not for work. Not djing at the after party. Dancing at the after party to Diplo.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

twas the day before christmas

Well... ok so it's not christmas, it's the big day out (the eve of)... we had rehearsal last night. It was ok... we re-wrote the lyrics to pash a stranger. Now it's eat more asian. There's some nice words involved, yumi also has a spectacular new rock move to show you all during that song. James kinda does too, although, im not sure if it's new for him. He probably goes home and does it every night.

There's something wrong with my throat, im going to have to cancel all my interviews. (!ha - no but Lupe had to). I had an interview with Lupe scheduled for Monday, he had to cancel everyone's interview because he had something going on with his throat..... I was looking forward to that interview. Booo.

You know, it IS kinda like christmas because I got some sweet presents. First the BDO, 2nd this tour.... it's the sweetest thing of all.

Ohhhhh yah. The punisherz are besides themselves. We're also playing the BDO after party in Sydney and now Perth too (which is the last stop on the tour) it should be fun.

Monday, January 15, 2007

It's coming...

The Punisherz on episode 11 of Pedestrian DVD... which I happen to love with all my heart. I have every one of them at home. If you don't have it. Get it. It's free.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Me. The World. You.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


If you own a pair, I hope you bought them for burning.
Fire fire fire!!!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

The road trip

So we decided to do the night drive from Sydney to Melbourne on the 27th December 2006. In tow, 3/4 of the Punisherz, James, Jade and Mel, and resident Punisherz groupie Cara. We got to the punisherz bus, and James had already gaffed our name all over it. Perfect.

James did the first stint of the 9 hour drive.... thank god for the tom tom, I think we would have got lost on the highway, it's really hard getting to Melbourne.

Jade took over after a while and we continued onto Melbourne. Thankgod for the Bloc Party CD... it kept us awake. As I did the last couple of hours driving into melbourne it was a relief to see the emerald city. We pulled in got a little lost and found our way to Yumi's Mum's house. We were there! YAY!

After a little rest, the next 3 days were going to be an unslaught of rehearsals. The Punisherz had not picked up their instruments in a month, and we were about to play the biggest gig of our career! FALLS FESTIVAL ON NEW YEARS EVE! Scared... mostly because we weren't sure if we could fill the hour set, we slogged our guts out in the crack den we came to love. Bakehouse rehearsal studio in Richmond. What a cool place.... I loved the courtyard filled with cute indie boys (sorry coudln't take any photos there, I had to keep cool you know). But here's jade in the courtyard full of untapped gold (cute indie band boys that I hadn't met yet).

After rehearsing, sleeping, eating and some shopping we were ready to drive to Lorne and play the new years eve show. James bought 120 blow up hello kitty dolls online (he wanted blow up vagina's but couldn't find any- they were going to shower down on the crowd during 'my cunt'), confetti cannons and Jade bought Thai Boxing costumes from her recent trip to Thailand. We were set.

I'm deliberating to tell you how the show went, because alot of it was captured by our insanely dedicated documentarian Bruce.... so it save all the juice, I don't think I will tell you what went down. Leave it to our ever-coming 666 part Punisherz series. There's 666 ep's right brucey? hahaha Joking. Anyway, we're playing a big Sydney show on the 12th January @ the Mandarin Club, this place is perfect for us! Come down if you're around. We're also playing the Sydney Big Day Out @ Lilyworld..... that is going to be fun fun fun!

Oh there's one part I forgot to tell you, that probably didn't make the doco. - We brought some of our tshirts to sell at the merch stand. Due to our late arrival it got prime placement on the merch board. (That's it in the corner on the door, not actually on the board at all..)

We sold 4. Maybe we need to assess this for next time.

Oh one more thing.... towards the end of our trip we based alot of our decisions by answering the question by thinking 'What would Pav do?'.... this was brought on by Sophie's Modular Sleeping bag. Do you have a photo Sophie? We need to show the world, or more so Pav, so he can start manufacturing them and selling them at festivals. It's an untapped resource.