The Fearless Vampire Killers
The Fearless Vampire Killers are a 60’s influenced bluesy-western-surf pop-rock band from Melbourne who have played with Little Red, Tame Impala, and the Hives.
Interview: 16 February 2009
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
We're sorta euro-trash in that we have so many influences. We're four individuals with different taste. I believe what really makes us different to many other bands is that every instrument plays a significant role. Vaguely bluesy-western-surf pop-rock. But it's complicated...
You’ve got a lot of gigs lined up, tell us about the live show.
Well we've always been a live band. We love playing live because of the energy; it's more than the combination of the 5 instruments. Like some magical glue pulling everything together. That's why when we record, we track as a full band as much as possible.
Where do you find those shirts?
They're special order from Morocco. The Master Craftsman makes only one shirt, then his hands are removed so as not to ruin the sanctity of the shirt.
You have some classic influences, but what new music is exciting you at the moment?
Mainly local bands such as Little Red, The Priory Dolls and Tame Impala. Love playing with them.
What's coming up in the future?
We're playing a couple of shows with Tame Impala at the end of this month. We're doing a residency at the Evelyn most Thursday nights in March. And we're also going up to Sydney mid March to play some shows.