Here’s an interview we did for Inpress Magazine a few months back for those who didn’t get to read it before.
What do you think is your band’s greatest strength?
Adam Kurzel, guitar/vocals: “Falling through stage floors, getting locked out of our own gig, touring America with seven people in an RV for five weeks and playing 4:30am gigs.”
What was your worst gig ever and why?
“Never a bad gig, except maybe for 4:30am ones; just happy to play and always on the look out for new places new people and new opportunities.”
If you could time travel back to any gig in history which would it be and why?
“Playing at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in LA in 2007. An amazing and surreal experience knowing the music and people who had graced the stage in years gone by. It’s a damn impressive wall of rock’n’roll fame.”
What movie do you think your music would best accompany and why?
“Our songs would have been featured in Watchmen, but Zack Snyder never called. I’m sure the movie will be fine even without our tracks.”
What are your plans for the immediate future? And the rest of the year?
“Upcoming Melbourne shows at Curtin Bandroom, Ruby’s Belgrave and Northcote Social Club. We aim to hit the studio to record later in the year.”
Favourite “pick me up for a bug night” drink?
“Jägerbomb or a shot of scotch whisky, that’ll put hairs on ya chest. [Drummer] Doc and [bassist] Marki are living proof.”
For those who missed it, here is the interview we did for Buzz Magazine, which was printed in the March 08 issue. Enjoy!
Nitidus: Still Here
Nitidus first got noticed in the States before they had even set foot in the country. In 2005 the four piece from Melbourne celebrated the release of their third (and latest) Ep, Still Here, which they eagerly pushed to get out to the public – globally.
A copy of Still Here managed to find its way into the hands of the judges for the L.A. Music Awards and the band were told via email that they’d been nominated for ‘Artist of the Year’ in the Hard Rock category.
‘We thought, this is bull it must be spam.’ says bassist Marki ‘We kept an eye on it though and a few days later we got an email saying, ‘congratulations you’ve won’ … we were like, holy %&@# we actually won this thing!’
Their unexpected title spurred NITIDUS to self find a trip around the West Coast of America, in a RV, to see if the fans were as receptive of the rock band as the industry. If th e amount of free beer and underwear thrown on stage is an indication of a bands worth – they were received with open … arms.
‘They know what rock and roll used to be. Rock is just so appreciated in the States – and they love Aussies,” says vocals PC
While the Australian awards industry, seemingly, haven’t caught wind of NITIDUS yet the boys were stoked to walk the red carpet at last years ARIA awards. It seems NITIDUS’ novelty in the States, however, continues with the band attracting the attention of ‘major labels’ with tracks from past Eps and new demos.
One of their more recent tracks 21 Alibis, released last year is a great example of NITIDUS’ fist in the air rock. The track begins with a barrage of drums and guitar until PC’s voice tears through a built up guitar solo reminding the listener that NITIDUS is best listened to at full volume.
Marki, PC, guitarist Adz and drummer Doc throw the same energy into every facet of the band – particularly their live shows. This might be why they’ve shared stages with the likes of Airbourne, Diesel, Noiseworks and Choirboys.
NITIDUS sure know how to put on their own guitar thrusting, fist-in-the-air rock show. Live NITIDUS are the whole package with their long hair, energetic on-stage-antics and let’s not forget PC’s leather pants.
Visit them at myspace.com/nitidus
After weeks of patiently watching and waiting, I finally found the March 08 edition of Buzz Magazine is out on the streets! All you Nitidus blog subscribers will already know that this month’s issue is extra special because it features an interview with the four Nitidus boys. The interview recaps the exciting lead up to our recent LA tour, as well as a glimpse into what we have in store for you all in the near future.
What are you waiting for? Get out there and grab yourself a free copy before they’re all snapped up! You can find them where all good street mags are distributed in Melbourne and the south-east area. If you’re not in Melbourne, stay tuned to this website, we’ll keep you posted.
Just a quick note to let you know that the boys just finished an interview for Buzz Magazine tonight. Thanks to Monique for the interview and good luck turning two hours of rock n’ roll ramblings into a coherent article. We’ll be looking for it in the next edition of Buzz Magazine, Victoria’s Biggest Street Press (just get out a ruler and measure!)