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