24 May 2024

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking

Dead Beat Boys - Dead Beat Boys Newsletter Interview

29 Sep 2022 // An interview by Shade

Auckland Rockers Dead Beat Boys fuse punk intensity with classic-rock riffs, all strung together in a show uncontainable by the stage. On the 1st of October they released their first and last album, be sure to check it out here. James had a few words to share with Muzic.net.nz, read all about it below:

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

I mean, if we didn't pull pin on the band, I'd froth to tour with Melanie!

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

Into The Night. It was also the one that surprised us. It was the last track we wrote as a band, it just came together so fuckin well. I just get so mad that we don't get another chance to play it live.

What is your favourite NZ venue, and why?

The ones that don't yell at us and get shitty for our loose shows and antics.

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

Well MY go to is to have a few beers, but passing that advice onto others has backfired before, so just lean into the nerves.

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

It's about setting boundaries, but you also have push yourself to get shit started. So make sure your family/friends know that. Work can get fucked though.

Where do you get your inspiration to create music from?

My bandmates. We just bring small ideas or fuck around til we find something, then we just keep egging each other on until we come up with a song.

What has been your most memorable show to date?

Our last show. Sold out Whammy and ended up giving Covid to half of Auckland but God damn it was the best fuckin night.

What can you never leave home without?

Can't leave without calling John. I need his permission before I'm allowed to leave the house.

How did you come up with the name Dead Beat Boys?

Honestly, couldn't tell ya. I came up with it when I was 17 and couldn't bothered changing it.

Do you have any advice for aspiring musicians?

Just play gigs. Message bands you like, find other new bands, find the scene, fuckin hell just make your own scene. Go on tour, book your own gigs, its hard but you learn so much from each one.

Check out Dead Beat Boys on Muzic.net.nz


About Dead Beat Boys

Dead Beat Boys fuse punk intensity with classic-rock riffs, all strung together in a show uncontainable by the stage.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Dead Beat Boys


Dead Beat Boys
Year: 2022
Type: Album
Very Live
Year: 2019
Type: EP

Other Interviews By Shade

Pull Down The Sun Newsletter Interview
01 Dec 2022 // by Shade
Boasting an international standard of modern metal, New Zealand's Pull Down The Sun have set many an audience alight with their glorious imagery that holds true to sheer riff obedience, making motions from heavy and erratic to dark and moody, through to light and uplifting with minimal effort. We spoke to frontman Koert, and he had this to say:How did you become involved in music?
Coridian Newsletter Interview
27 Nov 2022 // by Shade
Coridian are one of New Zealand's leading rock acts, and they have an exciting 2023 in the works. In recent months the release of singles Rakshasa (with Michael Murphy from Written by Wolves) and State of Mind have further cemented their status in NZ music.
1 Drop Nation Newsletter Interview
19 Nov 2022 // by Shade
Otautahi six-piece 1 Drop Nation will be dropping their exciting self-titled debut album on 1 December, and it’s guaranteed to set Aotearoa music fans up for a great summer! They answered the following questions for Muzic.
Interview: 2Fly Ty
17 Oct 2022 // by Shade
Despite currently residing in Brisbane, 2Fly Ty still identifies as a Kiwi at heart, as he looks to make a name for himself in the music scene of his homeland, Aotearoa. He answered the following questions for Muzic.
Frau Knotz Newsletter Interview
28 Sep 2022 // by Shade
The original songs of singer, pianist, producer and composer Lauren Nottingham have touched down on Earth under the moniker Frau Knotz. With avant-pop tracks which simulate echoes of an extra-terrestrial yet power-packed video game soundtrack, Frau Knotz toggles between whimsical fantasies and dark truths, switches propulsive rhythms and expansive balladry and tunes glamor with gameplay to concoct elixirs of dance.
Forty Bucks Till Tuesday Newsletter Interview
28 Sep 2022 // by Shade
Forty Bucks Till Tuesday is an openly trans-genre metal band from the distinguished suburbs of south and west Auckland. Currently on the hunt for a new vocalist to complement their existing sound, Muzic.
The Snake Behaviour Newsletter Interview
03 Sep 2022 // by Shade
Showing no signs of slowing down, Christchurch Rockers The Snake Behaviour are heading into their 20th year of creating hard-hitting music and delivering incredible live performances. They recently shared all their future plans and a whole lot more with Muzic.
n1ghtmar3cat Newsletter Interview
07 Aug 2022 // by Shade
It's one thing to produce music from within two different genres, but it's a completely different thing to master each genre to perfection. One person who has mastered two genres to perfection is Dave Johnston - the hard hitting drummer from one of NZ's most well-known Rock acts, Villainy, also creates  immersive indie-electronica / EDM music as n1ghtmar3cat.
View All Articles By Shade

NZ Top 10 Singles

    Tommy Richman
    Kendrick Lamar
    Billie Eilish
    Post Malone feat. Morgan Wallen
    Billie Eilish
    Sabrina Carpenter
    Billie Eilish
    Billie Eilish
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