Two Minutes With Skullcave

Ahead of their spot supporting High On Fire at the Rosemount in Perth on February 17, we spend a couple of minutes with Skullcave and find out what’s been happening…

Describe your music in five words or less.
Riff, whinge, harmony, chugg, riff.

What’s going on in the world of Skullcave?
We put out 2 EPs last year and we’ve been writing for our next release which we’ll hopefully record with Ron Pollard.

What motivates you to make music?
The local heavy music scene in Perth has actually been the biggest motivator to me recently. There are a lot of great artists creating some really unique sounds, so their artistic success inspires me to keep writing.

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
Lows: Spending all your money on a new amp/guitar and then struggling to eat for the rest of the month.
Highs: Spending all your money on a new amp/guitar and then struggling to eat for the rest of the month.

What music are you listening to at the moment?
Elder, Drowning Horse, Melvins, Hard-Ons, High On Fire

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first?
I think Liam would be the easiest to catch and pin down. Then again I’m definitely the least fit. Either way, Steve would probably last the longest.

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
Phil Anselmo’s racism. What a loser.

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.
Mine would be an all day outdoor heavy music gig made up largely of local acts.

Drowning Horse, Lo!, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Forstora, Cursed Earth, Serious Beak, Unravel, Self-Harm, Hard Ons, Mark of Cain, Foxes, Territory.

Riffs…