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                                                                                             Lost Dogs Of  Ultimo interview 24/04/23

MM: Can you tell us about your Band and whos your biggest influences

Lost Dogs Of Ultimo started out as a Project in 2020 wher I was photographing and filming Street art here in Melbourne Australia and would go back to My studio to edit and record the music for a soundtrack then it just evolve into its present day thing Recording and  Releasing music either by myself or in collaboration with some of The Musicians and Artists I have  met and played with over the years

MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from

Growing up in the UK I  was always drawn to Punk and Rock music and now experimental electronic Punk bands like The MC5 Suicide  and The Clash. Songs that gave a voice to young people that felt a little isolated or alienated

MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?

Right now I like Death Plays The Final Chord a track We released late 2022 it rocks it has a driving snare drum the whole song dragging the Guitars and  along and  talking about Death is usually taboo so Im going to talk about it


MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2023

Yeah we have no schedule just yet but hopefully we can jump in on something before the years is out

MM: What can we expect from you live

You can expect a collaboration of Misfits that I have collected along the way each bringing their personal touch to the songlist Each one of Us is a Lost Dog wandering the streets

MM: What do you like best and worst abt touring

I really like connecting with people and hearing their stories. I talk to people every where I go I dont care if you live in a big house or on the streets I will have a coffee with you.  The worst for Me  is as an Artist is I feel more creative in the studio so Playing live tends to take that creative energy away till I get to recharge again

MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies

Right now here in Melbourne we have some incredible bands playing If you haven't heard of The Crushed Puppets have a listen they are loud and angry and the other band is Kamikaze Roadrunners another great band that are talking about shit that needs to talked about

MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why 

Has to be Slade at the Manchester Odeon I didnt really like them growing up but I got free tickets. They blew my mind so loud and full of energy this band Rocks hard  Im still a fan today I dont think the records do the live set justice 

MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with

Its always going to be that first album called  Taste This in one of My first bands Bits Of Kids it was produced by Rob Younger from Radio Birdman the excitement and energy you get from an achievement like that dreaming as you grow up of being a musician or artist is an incredible vibe

MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time

The Clash Sandanista thats was pivotal in showing me fusion of sounds and collaborations created in the studio and The Saints Im Stranded the edgy smell of youth with no inhibitions is till there when you spin that vinyl

MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?

Yes I was a Busker in Adelaide Australia and I was  absolutely terrified but I new I had do it  I had a handful of songs out of song books like The Clash Dylan The Who etc all the classics and I was awful no one cared and it was the best thing people felt sorry for me and gave me some coins 

MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.

I had a mix of Sex Pistols and The Beatles

MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person

Probably Lemmy he was a great character a complete show man not pretentious and played a Rickenbacker Bass

MM - What's the most important thing to the band right now?

Consistency in the studio writing recording and releasing music regular especially in this digital world thats taking over Artists need content and continue to put it out there is the challenge

MM:If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?

Funny you should say that we just released our version of The MC5s Looking At;ot of Bands a You to celebrate an incredible rock band that shaped and influenced a lot of bands and musicians and that album Back In The USA  is still relevant today

MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band

We are trying to be as creative and relevant to topics that hopefully resonate with people like Mental Health,  Death and Politics topics that are in our daily life and deliver that with some energy and passion                                                                                                                          If you like Music and Art you need to invest in musicians and artists with out it we have no culture what ever genre you are into

MM: Four words to describe your band

Persistence Resistance Menacing Effective

Final Words for your fans and our readers

Get out amongst it now. Today is a great day to live                     It wasn't that long ago we were locked up

Thank You it was great to chat

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