RICK DANGEROUS AND THE SILKIE BANTAMS

Not too sure what to make of RICK DANGEROUS AND THE SILKIE BANTAMS really but hey, without a bit of fun in life you’ll end up a dull fucker. So read this interview, check out the band and make up your own mind. Anders Ekdahl ©2016

As you might not be that known to most people a short introduction might be in order.
-We are Rick Dangerous and the Silkie Bantams from Sydney NSW, flying the flag for thrust core enthusiasts world wide.

How does your latest recording compare to the previous ones?
-We use a meat and three veg formula so it’s probably very similar to the previous EP we released, especially because Daniel Antix
manned the throne in the studio.

Was it hard for you to come up with a sound you all could agree on?
-Nope. Everyone came on board with their own sounds, styles and techniques which gives us our own sound. If you are trying to
sound like someone else my advice is give up and join a covers band.

How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
-Someone once told me I was this generations John Lennon. Does that make bigger than Jesus???? Perhaps.

How important is the cover art work for you? How much do you decide in choosing art work?
Me: I want to be riding a giant cyborg chicken through a city…. Make it happen.
Manager: ok cool

Where outside of your country have you had success?
-We have had a few likes from Bangladesh though I have a sneaking suspicion they could be fake profiles. Never the less…. THRUST

Is it harder today to get noticed both nationally and internationally than it was 10 or 20 years ago? Is the competition tougher today?
-I remember growing up and only listening to like 5 or 10 bands on cassette because that’s all I had access to, now my iPhone has at
least 1000 different bands on it! My point is it’s easier to get your music out there but there’s over a
million other bands doing the same thing and 90% of people aren’t paying a fucking cent for it.

What is your local scene like? What status does your band have in the national scene?
-I’m not sure there is a local scene, if there is I don’t know about it. I don’t get out much.

What is the general population’s opinion on playing music? Is being a musician a respectable choice?
-Unfortunately I have to resort to other means to finance my whiskey and cocaine habit. I don’t think I have ever
played a show that hasn’t cost me an obscene amount of money

What does the future hold for you?
-Thrust & Death.

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