03 January 2012 (released)
03 January 2012
When Music News first laid ears on The Bleeding Knees Club we got a little excited, though somewhat confused by the young duo from Oz and their tempestuous, but appealingly brazen surf punk. Needless to say, we couldn’t go without a quick chat with the guys, whom with their puerile charm, got us that little bit more excited, and yes, a little bit more confused.
Music News: So you’re called The Bleeding Knees Club? That’s different, what’s the story behind your name?
The Bleeding Knees Club: We knew this kid once who was in a homosexual cult and he would tell us all these f****ed up stories about the rituals they had to do, and one of the rituals he explained was called ‘the bleeding knees club’, and we thought the name sounded cool.
MN: So how did you guys meet?
BKC: We have known each other since were like two-years-old, and then when we were about 19, we were both jobless and had nothing to do, so we decided to start a band to occupy some of the spare time.
MN: Great way to pass the time. Are there any artists or types of music that influence your sound?
BKC: Yeah, we like Garage bands, Punk bands, Blues bands and Doo-wop bands
MN: Is there anyone you really want to collaborate with?
BKC: Yes! Susan Boyle
MN: Sounds like a match made in heaven, we’ll look out for her on your next album. Speaking of which, your debut’s coming out early this year, what was it like recording your first album?
BKC: It was really rad! We were in NYC for five weeks just hanging out and stuff, and we had Dev Haynes as our producer, which was pretty cool.
MN: As we know, you’re from Australia, but you’ve been travelling quite a bit, where has been your favourite place so far?
BKC: We really like New York. We’ve been there a bunch of times now and we like it more and more every time we go back. There is so much to do and so many good bands playing all the time.
MN: Your music’s quite unruly, which member of the band is the worst behaved? What’s the most unruly thing you’ve done?
BKC: Haha, no idea. We both have our moments, but Jordan nearly killed someone once.
MN: Cults and killing people, this Bleeding Knees Club sounds a bit mad, what would we have to do to join?
BKC: No one can join our club.
MN: Oh…we’re a little sad, but okay.
Your live performances are quite renowned, what are you thinking when you’re on stage?
BKC: We’re usually thinking about what we had for dinner.
MN: We thought you’d be thinking about teenage girl. What’s the story behind that track anyways?
BKC: It’s kind of about when you’ve been hanging out with a girl for a while and they start to get annoying, but for some reason you can’t tell them to go away. Or it could be about being a paedophile...
MN: Wow! Hopefully it’s the first one.
You must party a lot, what happens if you’re out and your own song comes on, what do you do?
BKC: We’d leave the party.
MN: That sucks, we’d totally stay.
So, apart from the album, what are you guys up to next, and will we see you back in the UK?
BKC: Yeah! We’re planning on coming back to the UK to do some shows this year, and then we will hopefully go back to the USA to play the South By South West festival.
MN: Excellent! We’ll look forward to hearing from you again. In the mean time, try not to kill anyone.