Q. You’ve recently returned from your second European Tour. How did it go?
ahhhh it was too long ago now but it was absolutely brilliant! We played something like 25 shows in 30 days.
We also headlined two festivals, one in France and one in Germany.
Q. What was the highlight?
The welcoming responses from the audiences, their dancing and their shouting for encores. The Sonic Ballroom in Koln (Cologne) although one of the smaller venues we played was a lot of fun as we were supported by X Ray Harpoons and got them on stage with us for one of our encores. Bassy club in Berlin was pretty untold as well. The festivals were outasite.
Q. Do you find European audiences are more receptive than Australian ones?
Yes and no. Depends on the person. People are less obsessed with coolness over there and just tend to go nuts when they watch bands....ironically they also tend to dress a lot more cooler than us Aussies so sometimes I dont get what our aversion is to having fun as we certainly are not faces when it comes to the international scene.
Q. A lot of Australian bands head to Europe. Why do you like going?
I dont know about other bands but DollSquad go because they invite us and then they treat us fantastic!
Q. You played the Comic Trip Festival in France. How was that?
Great. Our stage was over 22 metres long!!! Full on light show with live video of us on screen behind us on stage. Everyone there was so nice. Funny thing though, at the end of the night someone stole Ash's drum stool....hmmmm makes you wonder what they wanted it for.
Q. The first incarnation of Doll Squad broke up on your last European tour. This happens a bit with bands. Could they not handle the pressure? The hotel room wasn’t big enough? A friend’s couch was too uncomfortable?
I dont know and I dont like to assume. A lot of bands break up and have nasties yes, The Pandoras, The Fuzztones, The Saints, The Angels etc...I think its 'resistance to success'. When things get really going I think many musicans are prone to panic and start creating obstacles for themselves or reasons why a band that has already paid its dues and is on the home strech 'cant do it' They let unimportant stuff clutter up their lives and act as an excuse as to why they cant be in THE band. Our current guitarist actually told me about this theory. It's in a book she swears by called "The War Of Art"
Q. What was it like supporting Stray Cats?
I am running out of positive adjectives here! It was bloody brilliant. We met them too!
Q. Did they play Stray Cat Strut?
I actually dont recall because they played such worth your money length set and I was still on a performance high as we played a great fun set that night.
Q. What’s going to be the highlight of your show at Red Bennies on Friday?
We have a few new numbers we would like to try out actually so its the usual fun filled rock n doll fueld injection of sound plus something else.