Melbournian's Batpiss are definitely a bunch of loose screws. Borne from a desire to fuse doom, punk, sludge, drone and even spiritual elements into dirge rock, the trio are currently working on the follow-up to their debut, Nuclear Winter (2013), but are keeping pretty tight-lipped about it.
They are supporting Black Tusk, with mates BØG, on August 4 at the Reverence Hotel. We talked with them as part of our Two Minutes With series.
Describe your music in 5 or less words?
What's going on in the world of Batpiss?
Album number three is in the works, but we're keeping pretty quiet until new material is ready to be unleashed for our beloved Piss heads.
What motivates you to make music?
Hate. Love. Misery. Existence.
What have been the high and low points in your musical experiences so far?
High points—I guess would be being part of such a wonderful and diverse music scene Melbourne has to offer is pretty great.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Patti Smith, The Drones, Warumpi Band, Echo and the Bunnymen and PJ Harvey.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which band member would be eaten first? And why?
Me (Thomy Sloane; bassist and vocals). Because that would be my wish.
Here's an opportunity to bitch about something, whether musically related or not. What really pisses you off?
Music related—people that listen to music with their eyes and not their ears.
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.
Tom Lyngcoln. Anywhere.
Tickets from lifeisnoise.com, Oztix and the venues.