Two Minutes With YLVA

Ahead of their spot supporting High On Fire at Max Watt’s Melbourne on February 19, we spend a couple of minutes with YLVA and find out what’s up…

Describe your music in five words or less.
Heavy metal.

What’s going on in the world of YLVA?
We are currently working on material for our first album.

What motivates you to make music?
Collectively and personally, I would say the motivations are many and varied. We are all ‘lifers’ in playing music/being in bands. It would be a safe bet to say that the main motivations are the same as most people who spend their life dabbling in the arts long after the glory of their 20s is gone.

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
YLVA has played one show so far. Our current track record is without flaw.

What music are you listening to at the moment?
As I type I’m listening to Earth. As I can’t speak for the other guys, this week (it is only Wednesday at the time of writing) I’ve had a pretty good diet of Judas Priest, Sunn O))), Kowloon Walled City, Fugazi, Songs:Ohia and a bunch of Muddy Waters.

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first? And why?
Mike for sure. He is usually mildly sick or tired. There is not much meat on him though, he would be a shitty meal.

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
People. Generally speaking.

You’re putting together your perfect gig featuring Australian artists. Who would you get to play and where? Feel free to include acts/DJs/bands/venues that no longer exist.
It would be ChristBait, a young AC/DC, Further, SPOD, The Nation Blue, early 70s Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, Damaged and Little Ugly Girls playing at The Punters Club.