Gold Coast, QLD
A snake wearing a vest in a donut...
BoWsER contains four members. Two play gootars, 1 boose and 1 the drumming thingy. They were drawn together through a mutual appreciation of act's such as Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Primus, QOTSA, RATM, FNM any many other acts that you can chop down to five, four or three letters.
Interview: 31 January 2007
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Describe the music
We always write stuff that's exciting for us to play. We're not so concerned about fitting into any category as such so we end up playing whatever is interesting to us at the time.
But if you were to pigeonhole us I'd say "Eclectic Rock" - music from our minds - not the cookie cutter.
Who’s been a big musical influence for you? What inspires you?
Personally it's a mix between the noise of everyday life (machines, people, traffic etc..) and hearing what people aren't doing with their own music. It always inspires me hearing new music and imagining where it could go. There's a lot of factors.
Tell us about the local music community you are part of.
The Gold Coast has the feel of a city but is the size of a town. It's a theme park without rides. Six degrees of Surfers Paradise. There's not many arsehole bands because there's not enough people to play to so everyone seems to support one another regardless of musical style. There's limited venues (luckily the Chophouse exists!) but all this drives everyone harder and makes it an awesome scene full of grounded individuals.
What’s the best thing about being in Bowser?
For me it's the ability we have to make a song happen realy fast, when a new idea comes along it's not unusual to be playing it days after at a gig. Take Motormouth for example, that's one of the first takes we did at 301 after playing it together only a handful of times, and it made the album! That's something we're really proud of, our artistic communication.
..and the worst?
Can I assume that it's the same for a lot of bands when you put a lot of time into making music only to wonder if people are going to hear it?
There's the high of creating great sounds and the low of using your CD as a coaster.
Take a line of your lyrics from one of your songs. Where did that thought come from?
All lyrics written are inspired from a rhythmical and melodic angle and any meaning derived is purely coincidental.
What have you got planned for the future?
Well, once our inter"glam"tic spacecraft is complete we will fold and split time and space on our quest for the illusive nucleus of sonicism.
Australian music is...
Kick arse! and something we should all be proud of.