Comfort are from Brisbane and they rage between mid-paced punk rock and crusty hardcore, using the blur of distortion and searing vocals as their guide.

Supporting Black Tusk on August 7 at the Crowbar with Siberian Hell Sounds, we chatted to them as part of our Two Minutes With series.

Describe your music in five words or less?

Permission to groove: under review.

What’s going on in the world of Comfort?

The effects of late capitalism and our respective places within it, the eternal grinding of the cosmos on its axis and a recording in the works. In that order.

What motivates you to make music?

Realistically, the kind of secret society that would accept us as members wouldn't be worth joining. Also, I'll tell you where you can stow your running up and down a sports field. Therefore, music is the only thing left for the kind of self-important, none-too-bright folk that we are.

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?

Our first show was both for me. The low point was having an asthma attack. The high point was getting to distress people by having an asthma attack in front of them.

What music are you listening to at the moment?

Rollins Band. Every day. A cautionary tale of approaching with a snicker: soon you will no longer know yourself, and there is only one man who can remind you. Get some, go again.

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first? And why?

Myself. Talking. Always talking. With the conch. Without the conch. Making irritating noises into the conch so they reverberate. Fashioning a little hat out of the conch. Bludgeoned with conch.

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?

Nothing we'd bring up in person; we're more into sticking anonymous notes to the work fridge.

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.

Honestly, I'd say just go to Total Attack fest in Brisbane next year, at whichever venue it is held, and that will sort you out. I have tons of pleasant memories of great Australian bands, but none I'd specifically like to see again in the now.


Tickets from, Oztix and the venues.