Interview: Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun Talk Music Videos And “Getting Dumb”
Sydney-based purveyors of swampy surf rock Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun recently stopped by Music Feeds Studio to discuss their recent tour, their upcoming eight-song release Odd/Even, their ridiculous music videos, and the importance of “getting dumb.”
“It was pretty gnarly, dude,” says James “Jam Hound” Booker of the band’s latest tour, which plumbed the depths of the East Coast. “We went just East Coast and because we all work and do other music shit in Sydney, we go up for Brisbane and back to Sydney, play a show here, then Wollongong, Newcastle, Melbourne in between. So it was pretty gnarly.”
As for the band’s infamously raucous live performances, drummer Mike credits their frontman as being the inspiration for much of the antics that go on: “We have an insane frontman, Jack, who does things that you’d think would be awful, but just turn out to be really well-received. Half nudity… he’s like rubbed his sweat in people’s faces before and they just have the biggest smiles on their faces afterwards.” Meanwhile, Jam Hound says it’s important for the audience and the band to be on the same page, with both “getting dumb” in equal measures.