Philadelphia Grand Jury
the Hives, Eels, elvis
PHILAPELPHIA GRAND JURY has won our Sydney leg of the BDO with their big energy retro rock. Having only been around for less than a year, they are already renowned for their live shows so make sure you get there early to check them out!
Interview: 10 December 2008
Tell us about your music and how you formed?
MC Bad Genius (Bass/Keys/Gtr) met Dan W. Sweat (Drums) when he was the DJ/MC at Sweats' parents 25th wedding anniversary. They bonded over Kool Aid and Tequila and decided to form a band that was all things INDIE, PUNK and SOUL. Berkfinger was the studio engineer at the fledgling group's very first recording session and by the end of the 12 hour booking had asserted himself as their frontman. Fast forward almost one year and they are a real band playing shows and getting spun on JJJ!
What can the audience expect from you at the Big Day Out?
And your name - tell us about that.
The group is named after the first song on the Fiery Furnaces album "Widow City". Berkfinger likes the way the drums sound and is currently infatuated with their lead singer Eleanor.
Who are you looking forward to at the festival?
Is Neil Young playing or something?
What's coming up in the future?
Berkfinger is going to the dentist ASAP as he always scratches his teeth on the microphone. Oh yeah and we are putting out 3 different coloured 7 inch vinyl singles over the coming year. And probably 100 concerts, maybe more.
Australian music is?
Not as crazy as this Japanese film I am watching.