27 Apr 2019
UsernamePassword

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking
muzic.net.nz 20th Anniversary with Written By Wolves, Skinny Hobos, Dead Favours, Coridian and Rebel Sound Radio. Auckland May 4 2019!

Dimestore Skanks - Dimestore Skanks Newsletter Interview

08 Apr 2012 // An interview by Shade

Thanks to Tim for answering these questions:

What can we expect to see from Dimestore Skanks over the next year?

We are releasing our debut album 'Rough Housers and Rabble Rousers'. Hopefully a lot more gigs with some more Ska bands (we have something big in the pipework), some more touring around and maybe start a follow up album.

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

Play what you love not what you're told is "cool". If its something you love and are passionate about you'll have more fun playing to 40 people than you ever would playing something you hate to 500.

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

For myself I would have to say The Dead Scene (Welly punk) but that's biased, I love the old stuff, Brubeck, Kitsch, Blake, Sommerset, The Offbeats but also I love the bands that are around now (or still around) like Roofdog, the Managers, Battleska Galactica, Dead Fool's Fiesta and Black Lick.

What will Dimestore Skanks next release be?

Our debut album 'Rough Housers and Rabble Rousers' which is a 10 track album we recorded at STL in Wellington with Troy Kelly. The album pretty much consists of our current live set minus the covers.

How do you come up with your lyrics?

We just write about what ever we feel, some are stupid some are meaningful but it feels good to be able to sing whatever comes into my head and not have to be as serious as it is in punk.

Who would you most like to support live?

TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS!! But I would settle for Streetlight Manifesto

How do you believe Dimestore Skanks fit into the NZ music industry?

Personally I feel we kinda play the popular NZ rootsy sound except faster and angrier. I suppose we could appeal to fans of roots and punk/rock.

What can you never leave home without?

My keys otherwise I would be locked out.

How do you describe Dimestore Skanks’ music?

We started with the goal of playing "ska for punks". I think we pull it off.

What is the best part of being a musician?

Having people dance smile and sing to your songs. Hanging out with mates and making friends with some great people you wouldn't usually get to hang out with.

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

Just more local punk and ska, come on people!

What is in your CD collection at home?

To be honest I only really have punk and ska on cd, most of it from the late 90's early 2000's maybe some Bob Marley, I think Beastie Boys Ill Communication and thats about it.

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

I don't think there ever have been any? Most of the stuff ups are by me trying to distract the band during solos, we can laugh off a lot, we are only there to have fun.

What is your favourite place in NZ to be?

The mosh pit at an Outsiders gig.

What inspired you to start Dimestore Skanks?

Well Pete and I already had The Dead Scene and we wanted more punk bands to play with so we decided to start Dimestore as a little side project with some other musicians we've met along the way and came up with this.

How did you come up with the name Dimestore Skanks?

Basically we wanted to have the classic ska name that has SKA in it somewhere but more subtle. That and who doesn't wanna call their band cheap whores.

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

My favourite so far I would have to say would have been our mini tour with Roofdog and Masterhuna. Good guys, Great bands and some meaning skanking.

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

Just on our Facebook page.

What rumour would you like to start about Dimestore Skanks?

Their singer is really good in the sack.

 

About Dimestore Skanks

Dimestore Skanks is Wellington own Ska super group, featuring members of The Dead Scene, Nonetheless, Lead Pipe Larry, The Strikes and Colonel Mustard. This 6 piece ensemble seamlessly blend Ska and Melodic Skate Punk to please fans of all genres.

Since their debut in late 2011 they have played an array of shows including a lower North Island tour with Auckland's Roofdog and also recorded their debut full length album titled 'Rough Housers and Rabble Rousers'


Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Dimestore Skanks

Releases

Best Revenge
Year: 2014
Type: EP
EP
Year: 2013
Type: EP

Other Interviews By Shade

Emily Fairlight Newsletter Interview
23 Aug 2018 // by Shade
Wellington based musician Emily Fairlight has just released her latest work Mother of Gloom - and muzic.net.
Read More...
Boycrush Newsletter Interview
07 Aug 2018 // by Shade
  Boycrush is the project of Alistair Deverick, also drummer of The Ruby Suns, with a live band comprising multi-instrumentalist Hayden Eastmond-Mein (Lawrence Arabia, Panther & The Zoo) and The Ruby Suns frontman Ryan McPhun. Alistair answered Shelley's following questions for muzic.
Read More...
Captain Festus Mcboyle's Travellin' Variety Show Newsletter Interview
02 Aug 2018 // by Shade
Captain Festus McBoyle and his motley crew have been successfully infecting NZ for over 7 years. Armed with cheeky humour and side-splitting songs, this Madcap Troupe is more fun than a squirrel up ya’ jumper!
Read More...
Dead Celeb Newsletter Interview
04 May 2018 // by Shade
Dead Celeb are a Wellington based Alternative Rock 4 piece with a powerhouse sound. Described as "...
Read More...
Apollo SteamTrain Newsletter Interview
31 Jan 2018 // by Shade
Tauranga act Apollo SteamTrain started in a non-traditional way; it was decided early on to record a bunch of tracks from an extensive back catalogue of songs written by Brendan over the past 20 years, and then assemble the best musicians available to deliver the music in the live format. With a new single set for release in February, a tour lined up for March, and a new album in the works, Apollo SteamTrain are starting 2017 on a high note.
Read More...
Vic Manuel Newsletter Interview
02 Dec 2017 // by Shade
Vic Manuel is a singer songwriter whose first instrument was Flugelhorn in a cadet band. At age 13 he found an old guitar and taught himself how to play.
Read More...
Owlet Nightjar Newsletter Interview
02 Dec 2017 // by Shade
Owlet Nightjar is a new soul/dub/blues project from Newtown Rocksteady guitarist Tim Key. They recently released their debut album The Regenerative Principle, which was described as being "a wonderful fusion of genres, appealing to a range of music lovers and enthusiasts.
Read More...
Killing Bear Newsletter Interview
27 Oct 2017 // by Shade
Killing Bear is a band which has been kicking around the Wellington Music scene since 2010 and over the years has had a steady flow of hit songs and historic shows. Those who are connoisseurs of the psychedelic pop rock realm will remember hits of the band such as Love is Like a Skateboard, Wild Robots Roaming Free and Ride the White Rhino.
Read More...
View All Articles By Shade

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • OLD TOWN ROAD (REMIX)
    Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
  • BAD GUY
    Billie Eilish
  • TALK
    Khalid And Disclosure
  • WOW.
    Post Malone
  • SUNFLOWER
    Post Malone And Swae Lee
  • SUCKER
    Jonas Brothers
  • WISH YOU WERE GAY
    Billie Eilish
  • SATURDAY NIGHTS
    Khalid
  • BURY A FRIEND
    Billie Eilish
  • DANCING WITH A STRANGER
    Sam Smith And Normani
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem