Monday, August 2, 2021

DJ Interviews: Nasty Party

Hey there guys here's my interview with the band Nasty Party!

How'd you get started in music?

Rhys Nasty: 

We have both been interested in playing Music from very early on. In our student days, Simon & I used to get drunk & record songs in his parents basement. 

We have since been involved in various projects & bands but it wasn't until we randomly reconnected in 2018 that we decided to do the Nasty Party Project.

Who are your inspirations or influences?

Nasty Simon:
The primary motivation behind the birth of Nasty Party was to celebrate the lost Australian Pub Rock culture. 

We love all those early Australian bands like The Saints, Midnight Oil & INXS. 

I remember watching the Alberts Records Documentary and lamenting that there was no longer an Australian Rock sound like there once was.

We weren't really hearing much music that seemed to reflect our own place in the world. We were also frustrated that there was a lack of political music around that was speaking to the times. 

We wanted to make songs that said something & didn't turn away from things that are difficult to talk about. 

Not only did we want our songs to feel local, we wanted them to express what it feels like to be an Australian in 2021.

What advice would you offer aspiring performers?

Rhys Nasty:
Never before has it been more important to be yourself. There is just so much music around these days... more choice than there has ever been in history. 

You should always just focus on making music that gets you off... If you are true to your vision you will always find an audience of people who feel the same way.

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?

Nasty Simon:

We created Nasty Party in order to make the kind of music we weren't really hearing. 

So much of what is going on in music seems to be based on a kind of romantic nostalgia. 

Although sonicly we are inspired by elements that some might consider to be "Retro". We wanted the sum of our parts to be reinterpreted in a way that's forward looking. 

Any new gigs or albums in the future? 

Rhys Nasty:

Live Music is most probably not going to return as it was for quite a while unfortunately.  

In the meantime we have plans to hopefully release 2 more singles & some accompanying videos this year. We will then be looking to create some new material for an 2022 Album release perhaps.

Special thanks to them for this interview & I wish them lots of luck in their music. So until then i'll catch you on The Flipside! stay awesome & rock n roll!

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