Swidgen are from Melbourne. They produced fuzzed out sounds, are vegans and are huge fans of Lubricated Goat. And they like to take the piss.

They will join fellow locals TTTDC at the Ding Dong Lounge on August 5 in support of Black Tusk. We caught up with the band as part of our Two Minutes With series.

Describe your music in five words or less?

Moderately-paced adult contemporary.

What’s going on in the world of Swidgen?

Have you ever noticed how cool Lubricated Goat are? 

What motivates you to make music?

Have you watched Lubricated Goats clip In the raw from The Denton Special circa 1980’s?

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

That time we got two beers each and no pay for playing main support for The Hard-Ons.

What music are you listening to at the moment?

Laura Veirs, Sibylle Baier, Holly Throsby, Slim Dime and Broozer. 

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

We are vegans…

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

Those fucking Magic Happens stickers on the back of cars. I wanna punch those people!

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.

Rightio; Punters Club. no DJ’s (I wanna punch them too), Lubricated Goat, GOD, X, Midget and AC/DC with Bon (Scott).


Tickets from, Oztix and the venues.