Music NSW caught up with Deer Republic just after they won a spot on the Splendor in the Grass stage after taking out the first uncharTED competition for 2009.
Answered by Mike Andrijic
1. What was the first band you saw live?
Guns’n’Roses at Eastern Creek, summer of â€˜93.
2. What’d you learn from them?
Pyrotechnics are extremely cool onstage, women go wild for hairy chests and good songwriting does not go without reward.
3. Got any pre-gig rituals?
Actually, we do. Before every show we huddle in a circle and take three deep breaths…Nick (drummer) borrowed this technique from a tour with Cold Chisel.
4. What do you think the most important issue effecting artists in NSW is today?
The local live scene isnt like the 80’s, the biggest hurdle for any unsigned artist is getting people to the show.
5. If you weren’t a musician what do you reckon you’d be doing?
Well we all have day jobs so I guess there would be no sparkle in our lives.
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