Territory absolutely slay. These five lads from Perth all hail from a plethora of killer bands, like Drowning Horse, Self Harm, Warthreat, People Problem and much more.
They will join Skullcave in support of Weedeater and Conan on July 17 at the Rosemount Hotel, so we caught up with them as part of our Two Minutes With series.
Describe your music in five words or less?
The 'Manowar' of d-beat crust.
What’s going on in the world of Territory?
Playing a few local shows around Perth, DIY home renovations, 'grown up stuff' and trying to write new songs for an LP, which we hope to record in the near future.
What motivates you to make music?
It's a good release, which makes it a little easier for us to deal with day-to-day stresses and problems in our personal lives. There's not a lot to do in Perth, unless you're into wasting money on pointless garbage or going to the casino. So music is one of the few outlets we have.
From a musical perspective, we play the style that we do because we like the way it sounds.
What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
The opportunity to play alongside a wide range of awesome bands has probably been the high point. The low point has probably been the lack of merchandise that we've manufactured.
We absolutely love merch and find it a little hard to stay motivated during the colder seasons when we don't even have hoodies to sell.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
I'm usually the legend who puts on tunes before and after rehearsals and lately it's been a healthy mix of Real McCoy, Bolt Thrower, Mike Mareen's hit single Love Spy, Agent Steel, Sacrilege and the song Angel Witch by Angel Witch (not the album; JUST the song).
If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first? And why?
I think if it came to the crust, we'd probably eat each other in stages—one member would likely offer a limb to the group, which would provide sustenance for a while. Then the next member would offer, then the next and so on.
I think ‘Good’ Luke (bass) would offer the first limb, because he is very caring and his generosity would influence the rest of us to share with one another. We ride together; we die together.
Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
How annoying is it when you try to create an event on Facebook and it defaults to a 'private event'?! You can't change from a private event to a public event and if you want any of the 'outsiders' to view it, you have to create a whole a new event—it's ridiculous!
Social networking? More like ANTI-social networking; am I right?
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.
Brissie's Teargas would reform for one show only at the underground skate park at North Perth’s Beyond Skate. 'Glasses' Luke (drums) would try to do an ollie to impress everyone, but he'd bail hard and hurt himself so he couldn't play drums and we wouldn't be able to play.
Unfortunately no other bands would be booked to play, so the rest of the night would be spent listening to Mike Mareen's Love Spy and Angel Witch by Angel Witch on repetitive rotation.
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