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Gods Of Nothing - Gods of Nothing Newsletter Interview

30 May 2005 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Mark from Gods Of Nothing for completing the following.

1) Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day?
Brooke Fraser would have to have a good shot on the lighter side.
I'd like to say the Datsuns or D4 for the rock side.. but they're already fairly big (by NZ standards anyway)..
For an unknown I'd say Redmore, one of the latest cokefridge winners would have a good shot. They were certainly showing some freakish talent in the studio. Mr Rock boot refused to stay still and kept wanting to do the rock'n'roll leg when they were playing.

2) Who would you most like to tour with?

3) What is your most embarrasing concert moment?
Had a shocker at the Kings Arms a while back. We were on last and I was getting some early practise in on the beer scull we do we do onstage in the middle of our song "Beer". Practise makes perfect I figured, so by the time we got up there I was feeling pretty confident of getting that bit right. Trouble is while the scull was perfected, other areas seemed to have fallen away.. such as my balance..and coordination.. and some thief had stolen the lyrics for some verses out of my ready access memory file. Mr Rock Boot got out of control and started throwing my legs all over the place which resulted in some nasty knee bruises and groin strains from too wide rock stances. Mr rock boot also decided I didn't need my distortion pedal plugged in and Glen our drummer didn't need one of his cymbols upright. Luckily my fingers knew the songs and Mr rock boot was mostly occupied by making rude gestures at a girl he wanted in the crowd, so it wasn't total disaster... but the boys weren't too happy with me. Now whenever Mr Rock Boot leads me towards a Bar before a show, I watch the number of practice sculls ;-)

4) What are you planning on doing during 2005?
Keep on rockin.
We're working on a video for "Beer" which will of course feature us, and Mr Rock boot. Looking at refining the storyboard and get some shots done asap.
We also have about 6 tracks to finish recording and mixing for the first GON album. Will also be flat out sound engineering for other bands at the Rock Factory.
Also looking forward to playing live shows with other bands we've recorded at the Rock Factory at bars around Auckland through the year.

5) How did you come up with the name Gods Of Nothing?
We were looking for something both original and memorable. I'd had a period of being fascinated with religions and guess I wanted to make people think about that...but at the same time make sure noone was taking anything too seriously... including us or themselves. We're pretty good at laughing at ourselves. Its not designed to offend anyone. Mr Rock boot, however, says that he wanted the name because he thinks he is a Rock God and wants hot chicks, cigarettes, beer and rock'n'roll, and he wants them NOW!

6) What is in your CD collection at home?
Getting played the most in my room lately: Green day-american idiot, Jet , The darkness. Millencolin Pennybridge Pioneers has been spun a bit lately too. We have a pretty large collection of all sorts we use as reference mix examples when doinf Audio Engineering for the Rock Factory though.

7) What advice would you give other budding musicians/bands?
Just keep doing whats fun. Keep as active and positive as you can. Run your band as a business and if you are short on cash shop for the best deals or go DIY whereever possible. Check out www.therockfactory.net for more tips... Mr Rock boot also says that bands should also go there because there is a hot chick sound engineer there that does a really good job!

About Gods Of Nothing

Catchy and versatile, classic and innovative Rock that will have you tapping your feet and wanting to sing along!

Mark used to perform with Mailbox Skipole.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Gods Of Nothing


The Beers EP
Year: 2004
Type: EP

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