I talked to James from Bang! Bang! Eche! real quick before they flew to America and Europe to be total rockstars / ambassadors for Christchurch, with the help of .govt money. I'm pretty sure this means they sold out, but whatever. There is a definate 'rape-theme' running through this interview, which probably makes it pretty edgy.
(picture shamelessly boosted from somewhere else)
First: You guys have come along way from practicing in a shitty dero house back in '07 - wanna give a brief history of the band up to this point?
OK so first off we were a 6 piece joke band who formed for rockquest out of pure bordem, Members came and members left. Then we wrote some actual songs released an ep. Badda' bing' badda' boom.
How'd this tour come about - self-booked, or some hardout awesome people putting it on for you?
Mainly it was down to me having too much sparetime and wasting it on the interwebs. Added some German booking agents and told them we were coming over(this was 5months ago). We had no plans to come over but we kept in contact and things started to moved forward. Now its actually happening, its' fucking crazy.
Which part of the tour are you looking forward to the most?
New York. Being in Manhattan when the election is on will just be insane.
Given that you haven't even reached the age of consent in the USA yet, how likely do you think it is that you're gonna get stat-raeped by some electro babes?
Highly likely. Were all about the stat rape here at bang bang eche camp.
Are you goin' to miss anything about Christchurch? Are you ever gonna come back?
The botanical gardens and Lyttelton. Two biggest things I'll miss about chch. Of course were gonna come back! Chch is the new Sanfrandisco didn't ya hear?
What's happening with the video you guys filmed?
What one? We got sent a rough edit for one of the ones we did in wellington the other month its looking HAWT. More to come soon though. Will keep you posted.
Care to recommend any cool bands you're listening to at the moment?
THE MOTHERFUCKING DEATHSET. Health. High places.
"Aint never been cleaner then a post rape shower"
You can download a live-to-radio set recorded in New York City HERE.