Straight-up, red-headed doompunkers Bloodnut don't like to take themselves too seriously. But that doesn't mean they don't make some damn good music is the process.
Supporting Black Tusk is Auckland at the Kings Arms on August 3 with Sere, we talked with this trio about being a 'ginger' band as part of our Two Minutes With series.
What’s going on in the world of Bloodnut?
We finally have our debut album, Blues From The Red Sons, coming out later this year. It's taken us ages, as we had to fund it ourselves and ran a crowdfunding campaign to help us get her done too.
What motivates you to make music?
I personally love the power music can have and bands like Red Fang, Kyuss and Big Business have shown that a band does not have to take itself too seriously. In fact, it can be a lot more fun when they do not.
What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
As a band, we have had a lot of high points and been very lucky. We have opened for Corrosion of Conformity, Torche, Red Fang, Beastwars, American Sharks and The Sword so far. I would also count the recording of our first album amongst the high points, as it has really taught us a lot and helped us grow as a unit.
Low points usually come in the form of a member leaving. We have had a lot of line-up changes over the years and it's getting harder and harder to find a new ginger musician when someone leaves...really shot myself in the foot with that stipulation.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Not licking butts here, but the bands Life is Noise are bringing down are in heavy rotation at the moment—Conan, Weedeater, Black Tusk, Monolord and Ufomammut. Plus Clutch, Baroness, Acid King, the new Beastwars and Charles Bradley for a little non-doom flavoured goodness.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first? And why?
Probably me...I'm the beefiest. I'm also the hairiest though, so they have that to look forward to.
Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
KFC keep taking the Double Down away from us. Why do they do this? All the ingredients are still there; it's just a burger without the bun...come on, KFC!
You’re putting together your perfect gig featuring New Zealand artists. Who would you get to play and where? Feel free to include acts/DJs/bands/venues that no longer exist.
Being a huge early Kyuss and that whole desert rock scene fan, I'd love to do an outdoors generator gig with all my favourite NZ bands.
Not a lot of deserts here though, so we'd have to call it...Paddock Punk or something. It'd be Skinny Hobos, Reaving, Helgorithms, Green Fog, SoulSeller, Stonehurst, Wolf Wizard, Mindriot, Opium Eater, Red Sky Blues, a reformed Lord of Tigers, a reformed Beastwars and of course...us.
It would be a rich, full day of Stonery goodness outside in the sun...we'd probably go on once the sun goes down though, for obvious reasons.
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