We had a chat to Tom Walker (Tom Walker and the Sick Individuals, The Burbs, Yes Yes Whatever) and Matt Bourke (Children of the Sun, TWSI) about the up and coming ‘Where’s Brook’ tour. This is what they had to say…
Why the name for the tour?
During the photoshoot we had no idea where Brook [lead signer of The Burbs] was and couldn’t contact him. We found out later he’d been in hospital with a dislocated arm after trying to pull some next level manoeuvres on his skateboard.
Where’s Brook now?
Still unsure on the whereabouts of Brook. Hoping he turns up in time for the tour.
Can you tell me a little bit about the bands involved?
For sure! There are four bands involved. Tom Walker and the Sick Individuals, a slacker grunge band from Geelong/Melbourne heading on their first interstate tour. Children of the Sun, garage/indie rockers famous for their pyjama parties and pissing off neighbours. The Burbs, recently signed to Piquant Records, these guys are leaping their way up the Melbourne music scene. Yes, Yes, Whatever rose from the ashes of Oscar Galt & The Eventual Somethings, playing their first ever shows as a part of this tour!
I hear you guys share members. Is it true that there are only nine people between the four bands?
Yeah, it’s insane. Some members are in three of the bands so it’s going to be a test of stamina getting through the night! It’s astounding that even though there are so many crossovers in members, each band has their own unique style and sound.
What can we expect at these shows?
Some great original music! Between the four bands, there are some outstanding songwriters and musicians. We are also doing a Weet-Bix challenge that involves the bands having to eat dry Weet-Bix on stage if they make mistakes. Could be entertaining.
Four Geelong bands going on tour together, and you’re all good mates, is this just an excuse for a big party?
Yeah a super mega party!! It’s also a really good chance for people who have heard about the bands, or who have mates who play in the bands to get a showcase from a group of very different musicians all in one night!
Where and when can we catch these bands?
The Worker’s Club, Geelong – May 19
Aireys Pub, Aireys Inlet – May 20
Old Bar, Melbourne – May 24
Edinburgh Castle, Adelaide – May 26
Check out all the deets via the Facebook event page.