Here’s a Q&A that I’m a tad excited about. Sam from Last Dinosaurs indulged us by being part of our ongoing Q&A series. They’ve toured extensively all over the country, played Splendour In The Grass, and even recently supported Foster The People (who I thought had one of the best albums to come out last year). I know fellow blogger Pix has seen them a few times and the one and only time I saw them was in 2009-ish at Rats where me and my friends drunkenly danced around to them. They’ve got a new album coming out March 2nd entitled In A Million Years, which includes the track I hammered for a long time, Honolulu. So get familiar already.
My name is: Sam Gethin-Jones
I play in: Last Dinosaurs
We sound like: Your future lecturing your past on where you went wrong… accompanied by tropical pop-ical rock music
Inspired by: Phoenix, Deerhunter, Twin Shadow, Bikes, Bitches, Burritos, and Karl Pilkington
We reside in: Brisbane
Our local music scene is: A big happy family… we’re best mates with heaps of the bands in the scene (Gung Ho, Dune Rats, The Cairos, Millions, Mitzi, Jungle Giants, the Medics, DZ Deathrays and I’m sure some i’ve forgotten). It’s an extremely supportive culture and it’s top notch to see all of our mates bands doing as well as they are!
The most annoying thing about our scene is: Spent 10 minutes trying to think of an answer to this… guess that means I’m pretty satisfied with how things are rolling!
Our best gig to date was: Enmore Theatre supporting Foster the People. The show was all ages and kids go fucking nuts! Either that or playing Splendour in the Grass 2010, that was definitely the scariest gig we’ve ever played.
The song that gets me dancing is: Lisztomania by Phoenix
First album I bought: An album by “Inner Circle” i can’t even remember the name… probably a greatest hits (they wrote the theme song for COPS “bad boys bad boys” and also A-la-la-la-la-long)
My musical youth involved: A twisted concoction of Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, The Whitlams, Cat Stevens, The Strokes, and Silverchair.
Pop music is: Very hard to define, but very easy to listen to… not sure what is considered pop these days but I’m probably listening to it.
If I could have written any song it would have to be: Untitled (How Does It Feel?) by D’Angelo, it is hands down my favorite song ever, everything about that song is flawless. I can not wait for James River (his next album) to finally come out (already been waiting over 12 years so i guess I can wait a few more months)
Do you play Fifa?: I love FIFA, haven’t been able to play it much recently (it kills me to say). But in my prime i was a force to be reckoned with!
Favourite Restaurant: Guzman y Gomez… two words and a letter that when combined make me shudder with joy.
The thing I hate most about bloggers is: I don’t really know any bloggers… so they remain a mystery to me!
My musical guilty pleasure is: Let Me Love You by Mario… but i don’t feel at all guilty about listening to it, that song is my jam!
The sporting team I follow is: Queensland Reds (rugby union)
If I weren’t a musician I would be: Fly-Half for the Queensland Reds (if not for my lack of talent)