Hanging Loose – The Shithawks interview

Opening Thursday night’s Something Going On/Manic Pop Thrills co-promotion at Dexter’s in Dundee will be the Shithawks. Formed from the  ashes of the much missed Gong Fei, it’s early days for the Shithawks as Dan Faichney explained to MPT.

MPT – Who are the Shithawks?

DF – The Shithawks are Dundee’s premier (only) three-piece ‘shitrock’ band. They are a family band: Matt, Ali & Dan. In the past, they have been referred to as “fucking savants” and “cream of the shit”.

MPT – If they don’t know you already what can the Dundee audiences expect from you live?

DF – Audiences should expect some loose riffs, some even looser song structures and some wild hollering. If they come with low expectations we’ll rise to meet them.

MPT – What are the band up to at the moment?

DF – Hanging loose.

MPT – What Shithawks recordings are there at the moment? Anything in the pipeline?

DF – Scrappy, crappy practice room demos, more of which will be added to our Facebook page as soon as we can muster the effort. Folks can expect a scrappy, crappy album sometime in the not too distant future.

MPT – You’ve not played many gigs before now – what’s been the most memorable?

DF – Well there was this one show at the Balcony Bar, with The Wildhouse and that one band, Vladimir. That was pretty memorable. That was also the one show we’ve played previously.

MPT –  What does it take to be a Shithawk?

DF – Low standards / Low self esteem.

MPT – What sorts of things are you listening to at the moment?

DF – Rick Jeffery – I’m Old, You’re Young. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuPC6qVyX94

MPT – What’s the best gig you’ve been to recently?

DF – United Fruit & One Inch Volcano at the Balcony the night before our show. I had to skip my dinner to make it after work, but it was well worth it. I know they’ll be glad to hear that.

MPT – What the question you’d most like to ask yourself?

DF – “Is this a joke to you?”

The Shithawks are performing on Thursday 30th June with Edinburgh School for the Deaf, Man Without Machines and Hookers for Jesus  at Dexter’s in Dundee. You can get tickets for the show in advance here or in Groucho’s and in the process save yourselves a few pennies cos they’ll cost a fiver on the night. Doors at 7:30 pm.


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