We chat to Jules from The Bennies ahead of their show at The Small Ballroom on 29 June.
NL: On this tour, you’re going from the Gold Coast to Newcastle overnight… What a Bennies Road trip look like?
JULES: It’s hard to say what it looks like, it probably resembles a fucken mess but I’m sure it’s more beautiful than that.
NL: You’re doing a bunch of shows on this tour with Newcastle fav duo Gooch Palms. Tell us something about Leroy and Kat that we wouldn’t know.
JULES: They used to be presenters on an obscure network television psychic series. I only saw the pilot episode and all I can say is ‘Wow’, incredible stuff.
NL: We tried to use one word to describe your latest album, Born Chillers. We came up with ‘FUN’. What the one word you’d use to describe it?
NL: Were there any songs you wrote for the album that didn’t make it? Why?
JULES: We used most of the shit we recorded. It does happen where some tracks don’t make the album, usually because it messes with the flow of the record. I love it when a record takes you on a ride, like a mini DJ set.
NL: I want to bring a present to the gig to give to you… What do you want?
JULES: Keys to a helicopter and enough weed and beer to fly it like in M.A.S.H.
NL: Sativa or Indica?
JULES: Sativa for creativity.
NL: Beer or Bourbon?
JULES: I love a beer.
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