Dead Letter Chorus are a folk/indie rock band who are making massive waves across Australia right now, especially in the insurance ad scene. The Dead Letter Chorus are most noteworthy for being the first band to feature a horse on percussion and backing vocals...that horse being the extremely talented Mr Cuddlestein.
The band will be releasing their second album Yearlings on August 26. You can probably read about it on their website (here).
Duderocket was approached to exclusively feature the Dead Letter Chorus in an exclusive feature interview, so the Duderocket team of writers came up with some questions that bass player T-BIZZLE was cool enough to take some time out of his day to answer.
Tell us about your childhood.
We all were brought up either in the suburbs or the country, so as you can imagine it was full of fun and a lot of room to do what normal children do. Played a lot of sport including t-ball and karate (if you can call it a sport, maybe ask our drummer about that). All in all we had a magnificent childhood!!
What size shoes do you each wear?
5, 12, 11, 11, & 9... I think?
Have you ever swapped shoes on purpose?
No cause mum told me not to swap shoes, you never know where other people's feet have been and apparently your feet sweat up to a pint a day.
Have you ever swapped shoes by mistake?
Don't think so, got some shoes stolen but...
What fictional character has most informed your worldview?
Harold Bishop, how can someone be so wise and play the tuba that good wow!
What is your favourite breed of dog?
What do you believe was the foremost cause of the American Civil War?
Economic and social differences between the north and the south.
Do you eat two minute noodles?
If I have a spare 2 minutes.
If you do eat two minute noodles, what is your brand and flavour of preference?
No flavor, I cook them and then proceed to add sweet chilli sauce and a tin of tuna, oh yeah!
Do you feel that in your experiences two minutes is a sufficient amount of time to cook the noodles? I find that two minutes is in fact too long and actually prefer them after around one to one and a half minutes. What are your thoughts?
2 minutes is a sufficient amount of time, I'm the kind of guy that follows instructions, figure they have done enough testing to get it right.
Do you prefer the Newtonian or Dobsonian telescope? Why?
Sorry I only know what a kaleidoscope is, those things are incredible.
What did you think about the Police Academy films that they made without Mahoney? Did the series suffer?
It has never been the same without Mahoney of course, it is a touchy subject can we just move on to the next question.
How has Morgan Freeman influenced your outlook on false imprisonment?
He hasn't really, but he did teach me you can get anything in jail.
What's the solution to the NBA player lockout?
Maybe someone could give em a key? ...or open the front door?
Tell me about the greatest time you’ve ever had playing a board game.
Well it was a game of monopoly that lasted 3 day's and we even took photo's of the board so no one would cheat and for the record I didn't win pff waste of 3 days really.
Natalie Portman or Mila Kunis?
Tough one, really tough one, I am going to go with Natalie Portman, she is a classic beauty, but watching Black Swan I would say Mila Kunis. Reowwww!
If you could live in any city in the world, what would it be?
Going to say Toronto I think I can speak on behalf of the band and say we fell in love with the city even if the weather is a bit dicey, to say the least.
Do you theoretically believe local collectivisation could have merit in a world facing dwindling resources?
Sure why not.
Do you know of any vending machines that still sell cans for $1? If so, where are they?
I do know of a $1 can of soft drink vending machine and I am not going to let anyone know where it is. I will give you a clue but, it is a Mitre 10. Those machines are like gold
Are you satisfied with your current management?
Self managed at the moment so very happy.
Multiple choice questions:
What juice is combined with vodka to make a Greyhound?
(Incorrect (No answer)...correct answer was C Grapefruit.)
Which of the following games was NOT produced by Atari?
A) All-Star Race Wars
(Incorrect (No answer)...correct answer was A All-Star Race Wars.)
The tree that produces the very wonderful but expensive spice nutmeg originated on which set of islands?
(Incorrect (No answer)...correct answer was C Moluccas.)
'Washi' is a very special quality of paper in Japan. Which of these is not a characteristic of 'washi'?
C) petals are mixed in.
(Incorrect...correct answer was B watermark.)
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