The Exploders are a cool Australian band doing a unique sound and I was hooked and with a song like Hey Fucker, how could you not. So I interviewed them and this is what they had to say.
1. How did the band form?
Paul and I had always mucked around together on guitars when we were in high school,
played with some other guys in a cover band at parties and School
dances, which I didn’t join because I couldn’t cop the riffs.
University I preferred staying home and playing guitar in my room
instead of going to classes … so after I barely passed, having
already decided to start recording songs and start a band, paul was the first one in and we started writing songs together.
2. Where has been your favorite place to play so far?
Falls Festival or Splendor … we had a sing along at Splendor when the Amps crapped out
mid hirsute coup d’etat. (the Nash, Karova Lounge, the Forum)
3. Who have you enjoyed playing with recently?
No one, we haven’t had the pleasure recently … We’re planning on correcting that shortly.
Playing with the Hoodoo Gurus was a bit cool I must admit, like a peanut I asked for an autograph.
4. What was the inspiration for the song Hey Fucker?
Cutting someone’s heart out before they can break yours.
5. What inspires the band when writing music?
6. What is the album Orche.Stratos.Pheric?
An Electric Country and Psychephallic Rock Or Roll Record …
A mash of hellenistic myth, modern life, wives tale, proverb and perversion using music as glue.
‘Concept’ album is a dirty word.
7. How has social media helped the band?
I’m not sure … it still depends entirely on which part of society
likes your media, I guess? As far as exposure
and the ability to gain the appreciation of more people, the benefit
is obvious … making good use of it is the trick.
8. How did the recording process for the album go?
Swimmingly … We had some solid songs already written and new songs steadily being demoed …
When we began recording there was no plans except for production, we were always
going to record this album ourselves, we believe it’s our strength. We tracked over a few weeks
before, after and during tour dates, I found I had been writing for each song as though it was
a chapter of a Novel. After compiling each track, adding the last touches, lyrics and vocals
with that in mind, the ‘story’ presented itself within the album. It’s been a little creepy that parallels
between the ‘Real World’ and those chapters began materializing after the recording,
like repressed memory or dejavu they were obscured until someone else drew attention to them.
9. What is next for the band?
Album launches in small, loud, crowded venues … where we belong.
If ever our ducks follow instructions.