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Sex Beard - Sex Beard Newsletter Interview

19 Sep 2019 // An interview by Shade

Sex Beard have been taking New Zealand by storm with their original blend of 'get your ass on the dance floor' rock and punk music. Their unique sound has seen them play support alongside heavy hitting NZ acts such as Skinny HobosHis Masters Voice and Skelter. Muzic.net.nz has the pleasure of talking to the band; here's what they had to say:

How did you become involved in music?

The group of us met through mutual friends and started jamming together through that. All of us had played music previously in various projects. After jamming for a bit, we decided to try something original and come up with two songs in one session and decided that was the direction we wanted to head. That lead to us writing more and more original music and performing gigs in the local circuit.

What NZ bands and musicians would you like to tour with, and why?

Skinny Hobos because they f’n rock! Deja Voodoo, The Datsuns and The D4 because they also f’n rock and have influenced our sound.

Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?

Our new single Undress For Success because we set out with a goal to make a music video and everyone we shared it with has believed in it as much as we did and have made our goals a reality. It is also a straight up banger.

How would you describe Sex Beard's music to someone who hasn't heard it before?

High energy innuendo.

What can we expect to see from Sex Beard in the next year?

More bangers, bigger shows & global domination.

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

HLAH, The Datsuns, The D4, Autozamm, Supergroove and The Checks all because we haven’t seen them ever/in way too long.

Who are your favourite NZ bands and musicians?

Well where do we start? So many good bands and musicians in NZ at the moment! Marlon Williams, Lucifer GunneEnFire, Old Haven, Little Fang, Hypnumb, MoonflowerFirekiss, Scrooge, Inexile, The Wendys, Yurt Party, ThemetaPieces Of MollyBad JonesHappy Hearse, His Masters VoiceSkelterSkinny HobosStreakersTroikaDead Favours, Elk, Aldous Harding, Butterflies Welcoming Spring, Dusty Hustle, StonehurstRacingThe Dirty Sweets, Marco Road, The Black Seeds, Avondale Spiders, The Vanilla Shakes, ZedDillastrate, L.A.BTruth, No BroadcastKoraHeavy Metal Ninjas and Muntangent.

What local albums have you been listening to recently?

EnFire - Juniper Landing, Moonflower - Dark Lullabies, Happy Hearse - Love & Work.

What is your favourite NZ venue, and why?

Darkroom Christchurch - so many good memories performing at this venue. Kick a$$ beers & owners who are willing to accommodate up & coming bands.

Have you got any tips for dealing with nerves before a gig?

Pre gig deuce & 3 Wakachangis/DoBro's.

How do you balance your music with other obligations; family, job etc?

It's a constant struggle.

Where do you get your inspiration to create music from?

Bouncing riffs & ideas off each other. Having a great place to rehearse in (Cannon Hill Studios & G-Unit).

What is the one thing you want NZ to know about Sex Beard?

We straight up have no idea what we were doing but we were doing it.

What has been your most memorable show to date?

Janes Bar (2016?) with Firekiss & Traficante. The bar was smaller than most people's kitchens, with no stage. The place was packed like a tin of sardines & people were screaming & moshing out in our faces. 

What can you never leave home without?


How did you come up with the name Sex Beard?

We had no name for battle of the bands, pulled this name out of the hat and rolled with it. 

What rumour would you like to start about Sex Beard?

The rumours have already started ...

Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians?

Get out and play as soon as you can, have fun, don’t be a dick and don’t take yourself too seriously. Sex Beard has always been about having fun & playing loud music with your mates.


About Sex Beard

Formed in 2015, Sex Beard started playing a blend of covers and originals at dive bar open mic nights before moving on to rocking shows up & down the country. Sex Beard’s shows are jam packed with their original blend of ‘get your ass on the dance floor’ rock and punk. Their unique sound has seen them play support alongside heavy hitting NZ acts such as Skinny Hobos, His Masters Voice and Skelter.

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