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Babaganouj & ScotDrakula Get Into Vampire Movies & Eggplant Dip

Written by Nastassia Baroni on March 3, 2015

Brisbane band Babaganouj are boasting a brand new Magoo-produced single Can’t Stop and they’re ready to show it off to the rest of the country in the live arena on a bunch of national tour dates this March and April.

On three of those dates, the Brisbane outfit will be joined by Melbourne’s “floor-pounding, shout along” pop punkers ScotDrakula, who have more in common with their Brisbane brethren than their unbridled enthusiasm.

As two of Australia’s most interestingly named bands, it’s clear Babaganouj and ScotDrakula each share an appreciation for the ridiculous, at least in its linguistic form. So what would happen if you ask each of the bands to riff off each others’ names?

Each drawing inspiration from their tour-mates, here Babaganouj list their top five Dracula films while ScotDrakula teach us their top five ways to enjoy Baba Ghanoush. See what we did there?

So go ahead and learn a little something from Babaganouj and ScotDrakula before they head out on their, ahem, Scotnoujula tour dates.

Listen: Babaganouj – Can’t Stop

Babaganouj’s Top Five Dracula Movies

(by Jack from Babaganouj)

1. Blacula:
Vampire stories are about as caucasian as it gets and this is the equivalent of DMX earnestly covering Mumford and Sons. Actually it’s better than that, Mumford and Sons are awful.

2. Interview With a Vampire:
If you’ve ever wanted to see a young Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise vamp it up in a fog of homoeroticism, this is for you.

3. Nosferatu:
This is where it all began, an unauthorised retelling of Bram Stoker’s original tale. This is where the aesthetic of vampire films are rooted, except of course for Twilight. Speaking of which…

4. Twilight:
Not necessarily a Dracula film, I know, but it is depressingly culturally relevant – like that Chris Cornell/Timbaland album, or finding out what happened to the girl who voiced Ducky in the Land Before Time films, (I warned you). But it’s too damn ubiquitous to be ignored, like Taylor Swift. Actually no, she is a million times better than Twilight.

5. Let The Right One In:
This is a Swedish film and the only review of which I won’t bother attempting to write a joke for, simply because this movie is freaking excellent. Beautifully shot, more than horrifying enough and it managed to incorporate the vampire myth without being predictable shit or, God forbid, that Van Helsing movie with Hugh Jackman – under no circumstances should you see that film!

Watch: Let the Right One In Trailer

ScotDrakula’s Top Five Ways To Eat Baba Ghanoush

(by Evianne and Gene from ScotDrakula)

1. With avocado, sitting by a pool while drinking frozen margaritas served by shirtless Elvis impersonators.

2. With goats cheese, walking up a Himalayan mountain with a friendly heard of alpacas.

3. With spelt pita bread, whilst riding a bicycle through yellow and purple French flower fields.

4. With a pint of homebrew, listening to Nancy Reagan’s audio book autobiography whilst watching the rain.

5. With more Baba Ghanoush, listening to Babaganouj, cause you just can’t say no!

Watch: ScotDrakula – Kill What You Love

Babaganouj Can’t Stop Single Launch Tour Dates

Friday, 13th March 2015
The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
w/ Hound, The Bacchanales

Friday, 20th March 2015
The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD
Supports TBC

Saturday, 11th April 2015
OAF Gallery Bar, Sydney, NSW
w/ Bearhug, Black Zeros

Thursday, 16th April 2015
The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
w/ ScotDrakula

Friday, 17th April 2015
The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
w/ ScotDrakula

Saturday, 18th April 2015
The Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
w/ ScotDrakula

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