What is your name and role within White Blanks?
Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
Based in Wollongong , the scene here is sick , so many bands killing it at the moment from the gong and so many mates bands like Hockey Dad & Totty, heaps of different genre bands too and heaps of groms starting high school bands so yeah its pretty sick !
You recently finished your first national tour with Verge Collection on there new album tour, how was this experience, any stories to share?
That tour was our first national ! and it was skitz, some stories we probably can’t share but that tour was the best one we have done,
How do you prepare for each live show and what did you find most rewarding and challenging on the tour?
Best way to prepare is to have a couple beers , get some food into ya watch the support bands and get psyched , its sick if your mates are on the bill too which makes it 10x more fun
You released the first single of your upcoming album, where and when did you record?
Its actually from our upcoming EP! Recorded at A-Sharp studios in sydney ! Recorded in february
What influences your sound and song writing?
Bands like YUK Smashing pumpkins and Dinosaur jr have had a pretty big influence on our writing and recording side of things theres honestly a bunch of stuff
Who are you listening to at the moment?
west thebartons new album is insane so heaps of that !
You’ve also done a regional tour this year, how do you find the regional shows and any towns/show to play that are your favourite?
The regional was sick ! cool to see the response we got in towns we don’t really hit or have ever played before , moruya was sick few hours south of wollongong such a wild show ! also got to play in my hometown (thirroul) at a pub i used to sneak into as a grom to packing it out and having a show there was pretty rad
You’ve also recently played a wild show out show in your home town Wollongong with West Thebarton and Pist Idiots, what’s it like playing in your home town?
We are so stoked with the backing we get from gong and people coming to ours shows, that show was so much fun west theb are insane and its always such a time with pisties! especially at rad too got pretty hectic
How did White Blanks form as a band?
Marcus started the band ages ago , had a couple member changes but now he’s stuck with me and ollie haha !
How did you first start playing music?
First started playing with my good mate angus(Velvet Elevator) we started a little two piece band and played rad like twice every week ! me and marcus have been mates for ages so once day we had a muck around jam and he was pretty psyched and been having a ball since !
What do you like to do outside of music?
Been tryna skate a bunch
We see each other every second day so we all just usually get beers of coffee and hang out haha !
What do you have planned for the remainder of 2018 going into 2019?
If all goes to plan our second EP will be out by the end of this year and just gonna tour that a bunch into next year !
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Food probably mexican like a burrito or something
The hangout is rad bar haha !