Citizenship Tests: Liam Andrews from My Disco

Part 1. Geography
a. Tell us about your hometown.
Born in South London. Migrated to Melbourne in 1991. Lived here under a permanent resident visa ever since.

b. Name your favourite bands from your neck of the woods.
That’d be Luluc.

c. Where’s your local and what’s it like?
Tre Biccherri: It serves me coffee.

Part 2. History
a. Which Australian bands did you grow up listening to?
The Bee Gees.

b. What’s the first Australian record you bought?
Either [Dirty Three’s] Horse Stories or some hardcore cassette demo.

c. Who’s your favourite Australian band/artist of all time?
Far Left Limit.

d. What’s the most “Australian” record ever produced?
The Rough Guide To Australian Aboriginal Music. Released in 2008 as part of the Rough Guide series.

Part 3. Current Affairs
a. Who are some of your favourite new Australian bands?
Luluc, Qua, Mark Pritchard.

b. If you could collaborate with one current Australian artist, who would it be, and what would it sound like?
Robin Fox. It’ll be a performance collaboration where Fox produces a triggered laser show.

c. Last great local gig you saw.
Kes Band launching Kes Band II at the Arts Centre.

d. Do you think an Australian artist needs to go overseas to succeed?
Define “succeed” and we can go on.

Part 4. Multiple Choice
a. Mick Harvey or Warren Ellis?
The hair farmer.

b. Pot or schooner?
Pint.

c. ‘I Am Australia’ or ‘Still Call Australia Home’?
I’m not an Australian citizen.

d. Ossie Ostrich or Dickie Knee?
Never heard of them.

e. The Crocodile Hunter or Crocodile Dundee?
David Attenborough.

f. Skyhooks or Daddy Cool?
Daddy who?

g. Vegemite: toast or bread?
Marmite: on toast.

h. Michael Hutchence or Peter Garrett?
Peter Garrett.

i. Rip Curl or Billabong?
Quicksilver.

j. Tim or Tex?
Neither, although You Am I did have some hits.

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My Disco in late 2000’s!

For one last time, I’m re-posting this on my tiny blog which was originally from Mess + Noise website that’s no longer with us! It was first published in October 2009 by Darren Levin. So back to my own shit rubbish writing that I normally post tomorrow, OK? Off course, I could do this again because I’ve had some fun raiding M+N stuff but I don’t know about you dear blog reader?

At the very top of the post are both the last two My Disco albums, Little Joy from 2011 and Severe from 2015. I’m going a little overboard with the bandcamp players today but why not? I’ve picked out the rest of Aussie clips above too! They’re on facebook here plus a brand new shiny My Disco album is in the works!

Cheers 🙂

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