The annual Push Over Festival is set to take place on Sunday March 7th and we caught up with Brisbane’s Yves Klein Blue to chat about it all…
Let’s start with your name and what you do in the band?
My name is Charles and I play guitar and keys and occasionally sing too.
Tell us a bit about how you guys got together?
Michael and I met in school because we both liked listening to rock music. I soon found out that Michael was actually a huge Tupac/Eminem fan at the time. I was a very guitar-centric fourteen year old so it was hard for me to deal with for about 15 minutes.
How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard you before?
Many people call it indie rock pop music or something, but I prefer rock’n’roll. It all comes down to that in the end. Indie is such a boring term now.
When and why did you decide you wanted to play music?
I was always a fairly musical kid. I played sport and stuff too pretty badly and was mediocre academically, so music seemed the next-best thing. I started playing trumpet when I was like eight and was in a bunch of gloriously uncool choirs all through my school life which helped out my musical mind somewhat. I started playing guitar in Grade 8 because I felt like it. First song I learned was Come As You Are by Nirvana.
What are you most looking forward to about playing Push Over 2010?
Playing a show to a bunch of cool kids we wouldn’t usually get to play to.
Any particular bands you would like to see on the bill?
Regular John always kick ass.
What is the best thing about playing an all ages festival like Push Over?
It’s a different sort of crowd so it keeps things interesting for us up on stage, and there won’t be some drunk guy throwing shit around.
What motivates the band to play music?
Money and women. No! I love to play songs and play guitar solos and stuff. It’s the love of the music I guess.
What can people expect from your live show?
Hopefully it’ll be enjoyable for you, and you might like our relatively high-energy show. If you throw stuff at us, we will try and be, at least, a challenging target.
Tell us what the band has planned for 2010?
Lots of shows, and hopefully more for the U18 crowd! Maybe even a new record but that is all in the air right now.
What was the last album you put on your iPod and how did you get into the band?
Husker Du’s Warehouse album is really great and I heard of the band via various things. I had been listening to The Replacements for ages at the start of this year and they had a sort of rivalry so there’s the connection. Also have been listening to this Jamie T fella.
Which member has the most annoying habit?
Chris. He just parties TOO HARD.
What is your favourite Die Hard movie?
The first one, ‘cause Alan Rickman is definitely the best villain of the late ‘80s/’90s action movie explosion!