25/02/2013 in Music
Known affectionately as The Bastards of Blues, Perth band The Floors are no strangers to…well, strange. After several technical difficulties (mine) I was able to chat with lead vocal man Luke Dux about the band, the touring, and how to record an album in four days.
The Floors have been affectionately nicknamed ‘the Bastards of Blues’. Tell us a little bit more about yourselves.
I was born on a Farm in the South of Western Australia. Recently a skeleton was found under the house. Ryan spends his days fixing bass amps and his nights blowing them up. Ash collects broken China Dolls.
Your debut album ‘Dead Beat’ was released in October last year, but both you and your brother Ryan have been playing for quite some time now. What makes this band different to your previous projects?
We don’t have someone yelling at us to turn it down.
‘Dead Beat’ took just four days to record which is pretty much unheard of. How did that happen?
Rob at Poon’s Head in Fremantle plugged some microphones in and we made noise. It took three days to record and a day to clean up the mess.
Instead of releasing the album when it was finished, you decided to spend the next year touring. What made you decide to do things so differently?
We like to make a racket. Nothings better than making a whole lot of noise and leaving before they can chase you out of town.
So, you finished off recording ‘Dead Beat’, hit the road touring for the next two years before the album’s release in October, you and your brother Ryan managed to take home WAMI’s two years running, and now your album’s out. What’s next for you guys – aside from a lot of sleep that is?
We’ll be on the road with our other bands and meet up in the middle somewhere to record another album. More bass slide solos. Sleep is for the weak and the dead.
Will us Punk Blues loving folk in Sydney get to see you perform any time soon?
The talk in the camp is May. You Sydney folk always treat us well and give us a hangover.
You can buy The Floors’ debut LP ‘Dead Beat’ here: http://thefloors.bigcartel.com/
If you’re still wondering what these guys sound like, you can also read my review of their album here: http://killyourscene.info/the-floors-dead-beat/