Justin and Alex from WA two-piece Ohm Rune spend a couple of minutes with LIFE IS NOISE ahead of their support slot with Pallbearer on Friday, June 30 at The Rosemount Hotel in Perth.
What are five words you’d use to describe your band?
Justin: Gravy fuelled desert rock outfit
Alex: Exactly what he just said
What’s been going on in the world of Ohm Rune?
Alex: We released a 7” on Desert Highways about 2 months back, for the tracks "Ether" and "The Great Dark". Then to celebrate we did a little mini tour in SA/Vic with our buds Dr Colossus.
Justin: Yeah, we had an absolute blast, made heaps of new mates, saw some blood great bands. Also, ate some amazing burgers.
What drives Ohm Rune to make music?
Alex: No wait Pâté, that’s a better answer.
What’s the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into? Describe the situation.
Alex: We were in Melbourne last year eating pizza at a bar around like 3am. Two guys got into a pretty serious fist fight, so I stopped eating my slice and watched ‘em for a bit.. Then Justin yelled at me cause my pizza was going cold. It was pretty intense.
What can people expect at one of your gigs?
Justin: Alex usually plays through as many amps as he can get his hands on so… loudness, noises, bass guitar sounds.
Alex: Justin hits the drums, they also create loud noises.
If you could open for any Australian or New Zealand based artist, who would it be and why? Feel free to choose acts that no longer exist.
Justin: Gay Paris... Because gay means happy and happy is good
Alex: Beastwars! I came late to the game on these fellas and only saw them once. But yeah they bloody rule.
Ten years from now you’ll be…
Alex: Hopefully not still trying to figure out how to play a bass guitar properly.
Justin: Well fed and as belligerent as ever
You’re supporting Pallbearer on their upcoming tour. Has the band had an effect on you in one way or another?
Alex: Both of us are pretty big fans, Heartless has been getting a solid smashing by both of us since it came out. Its progression from the last album is phenomenal and its ability to deftly combine their different influences / sounds without sounding specifically like another band is exceptional.
Justin: Heartless is already one of my favourite albums of 2017 already. I hear so many influences from my early musical development, the way it shifts from classic to contemporary so subtly makes my moustache twinkle. It's a great analogy for this style of music. Such beauty (often) hidden within this monstrous sonic beast. We're genuinely humbled to be given the opportunity to share the stage with such a rad band!