BØG may be a young band, but they've been making waves over in Melbourne. They have a penchant for starting electrical fires and technical malfunctions, but their music is worth the risk.
We spoke to them ahead of the Black Tusk show on August 4 at the Reverence Hotel, where they join fellow supports Batpiss, as part of our Two Minutes With series.
Describe your music in five words or less?
Onstage electrocution and venue fire.
What’s going on in the world of BØG?
We're trying to pull our various influences together and write new songs. So, after Black Tusk, we're holding off doing shows for the next six weeks or so.
Followed by another dense burst of activity; which is in the planning. What we're listening to is always changing and our music is too. We're still a pretty young band, so we're keen to see what's coming out of us next.
What motivates you to make music?
Eric Stone: Despair. And, ironically, fun. I'm not sure what motivates Tim and Dain, but fame and wealth possibly.
What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
Playing house shows or squats are high points for me, and meeting and hanging out with other bands. Low points are outrageous gear failure on stage.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Eric Stone: Right now? Nothing but the sound of Saturday morning traffic through my window. But generally lots of current Australian bands, such as Siberian Hell Sounds, Melchior, Warpigs and Loather.
I'm gonna guess and say Tim's probably listening to Amenra or Warsaw, and Dain's probably listening to Toner Low or Clutch. Let it be so.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first? And why?
Eric Stone: I wouldn't go near the other two, and I wouldn't let them anywhere near me. So I'd slowly starve, sitting in the top of a palm tree, watching them trying to eat each other; followed by us writing the best material BØG's ever written.
Nah, we'd work together and catch some fish/invertebrates/find water till help came.
Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
Don't worry; it'll all be in the new songs. Come see a show.
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.
Look I'm from New Zealand, not Australia, and I don't understand your culture or icons so...HDU, Skeptics and early Shihad playing at the Grace Darling Basement with the lights turned off. Fuck. Yes. Thank you.
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