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The Good Fun Newsletter Interview

20 Sep 2010 // An interview by Shade

What can we expect to see from The Good Fun over the next year?

You can definitely expect to see a whole lot of hard work, and hopefully heaps of new material, heaps of gigs, and heaps of fun times!

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Be polite and don't smoke.

Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?

Oh man, Theres too many, the ones on the top of the list would have to be So So Modern, Artisan Guns, Lori Watt, The Mint Chicks, The Sneaks, Malcolm Jack, Split Enz. But if we had to pick one it would probably have to be Connan Mockasin, because Conan's intricate lyrics, and that filthy old school guitar sound. Can't get enough of him.

What will The Good Funís next release be?

Still haven't decided on the tune, but we will release a single in a short while, which will hopefully develop into and EP.

How do you come up with your lyrics?

In a lot of case's we create a fictional tale and get an obscure metaphor then turn it into song. Other times we take real life stories then exaggerate the shit out of them, to make them sound cool.

Who would you most like to support live?

Out of New Zealand The Sneaks look like a wicked fun band, that would be amazing to open for. But out of all the bands in the world, Vampire Weekend would just be such a treat to open for.

How do you believe The Good Fun fits into the NZ music industry?

That's super hard for me to answer. But we take influence from so many New Zealand bands, from so many different genres, that I guess we fit in the middle somewhere?

What can you never leave home without?

A good attitude and a smiley face!

How do you describe The Good Funís music?

We use to say it was kind of Melodramatic, Indie, Pop. But after being described as 'Quirky' in the Waikato Times we feel this word describes Good Fun really quite well.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

Pirongia Rugby Club, a lot of good nights have been had there!

What is the best part of being a musician?

Wahine..

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

All the Musicians from the national finals of Rockquest! That thing was lashed with amazing talent. Probably Artisan Guns, because we haven't had a chance to see them live yet, because by the time we fell in love with them they had jumped the ditch to Aussie. 

What is in your CD collection at home?

Its a modest collection, James Brown, The Ramones, Manfred Mann, The Clash, T-Rex, Queen, Kool and The Gang, Ray Charles, Donovan, Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Sublime, Run DMC, Oh No Ono, Herbie Hancock, The Mint Chicks, Jurassic 5, Artisan Guns, Chuck berry, Yes, John Coltrane, David Bowie..

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

I played the first set of a four hour covers gig flying low. Thanks you to the very nice lady who came and told me. I just told her I had done it on purpose, it was a publicity stunt.

What is your favourite place in NZ to be?

We've had some sweet days skating the half pipe in Otorohanga.

What inspired you to become start The Good Fun?

In all complete honesty I'd have to say 2009 Rockquest was a big part of the inspiration.

How did you come up with the name The Good Fun?

It was kind of the saying in our circle of pals around the time of Rockquest, so Jimi suggested it and we just rolled with it since.

What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?

The National Finals were the shit, such a sweet vibe,great crowed, fantastic bands! But I'd have to say the gig we played at the Waitomo Hotel, we played to the New Zealand triumph motorcycle club. It was such a bad gig, but we just made heaps of fun out of the situation! The highlight of that night was Fraser's Dad (Doodle) getting hit on by this big tank biker boy. Good times.

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

Majority of them are just school pals and our parents so its not a tough one.. Yet.

What rumour would you like to start about The Good Fun?

The Good Fun has givin' up on writing original music to become a Bee Gees tribute band.

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About The Good Fun

Formed back in 2009 Teen indie/pop/rock band The Good Fun have steadily evolved their sound to their fans delight. Born and raise under the shadow of Pirongia mountain, The Good Fun have been lighting up stage's all across the waikato. This four piece band have recently released their debut EP, "EP Phone Home".

The Good Fun are now known as Banglade$h.


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EP Phone Home
Year: 2010
Type: EP

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