Witch Fight are devastatingly heavy and they like to play their music loud. Inspired by "...general frustration and fuckwits that annoy" them, the two-piece have been working on the follow-up to their 2014 debut, Astonishing Tales Of...Witch Fight.
Supporting Black Tusk on August 6 at the Bald Faced Stag with mates Dispossessed, we chatted to the band as part of our Two Minutes With Series.
Describe your music in five words or less?
Stoner. Fuzz. Punk. It's loud.
What’s going on in the world of Witch Fight?
We're about to spend some time working on some new material for a follow-up release early next year. Some new merch as well; that's always nice for everyone. Otherwise, just cleaning the bong and getting ready to support Black Tusk. It'll be our last show of the year before we get working on tunes, so we're pretty excited.
What motivates you to make music?
Anything we feel passionate towards, general frustration and fuckwits that annoy us. It's pretty rare that we'll write about something simple or meaningless and it mainly comes from a genuine experience that has burnt fairly deep in one way or another.
What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
High points: Supporting Truckfighters (on two tours), Hard Ons, King Parrot and The Sigit. Rad times with the original line-up and having a solid line-up now. Oh, and finally releasing our LP after a lot of bullshit.
Low points: People whinging about us wanting to use our own gear. Choosing the wrong studio to record our album and the downtime between changing members (although loosing one particular member was a high point in all honesty).
We had a bit of a ridiculous situation earlier in the year with another band at the Tote, due to our merch and money being mishandled. Thankfully the other band has recently stepped forward to apologise to us, which we appreciate immensely.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Hard Ons, Poison Idea, Lecherous Gaze, War Hawk, Sun and Sail Club (Great White Dope), The Dead Rats, Spacejunk, Clowns, Skinpin, Cosmic Kahuna, Master_Beta and Blackie's S.A.D. Anthing else that doesn't bore the shit out of us, which is honestly getting a bit rare these days.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first? And why?
Bones (guitar). He falls over easily and breaks like a twig. Either that or he'd try to surf a turtle off the island and get chomped.
Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
Shit gear. Lockout Laws. Poor ice cream choices. People who spin weed. Strange folk who make assumptions without knowing the full story. Filthy toilets and, most notably, dinosaur dad rockers who start 15 bands a week and flood the scene with generic rubbish. I don't want to hear about your Tarago, soccer drop-offs or your divorce. Some DDR's are cool as shit though and really respect younger musicians which is awesome, then there's the others. And, as for this week, Pokemon Go. It can fuck right off.
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.
Our country produces the best musicians around, so it would have to be a festival that would go for days on end. Preferably in my backyard, but I'm open to a venue.
I'd want; The Saints, Cosmic Psychos, The Eastern Dark, Hard Ons, The Crusaders, The Meanies, Radio Birdman, Hoodoo Gurus (and Persian Rugs), The Victims, Rocks, Sunnyboys, Jim Cobain (RIP Scott), Buttnugget (RIP Trev), Tumbleweed, Dave Graney and The Coral Snakes, Johnny Dole and The Scabs, The Onyas, The Celibate Rifles, Nunchukka Superfly, Hy-Test, Wicked City, DEAD and The Wiggles vs. The Hooley Dooleys in a Hot Potato death duel to warm it up.
Tickets from lifeisnoise.com, Oztix and the venues.