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The Priory Dolls – Nice dream in a nasty place

Written by Jason Strange on August 18, 2010

Preparing to make their way up to Sydney to perform, I grabbed a few moments with Rory to give us a run down on The Priory Dolls.

MF: Give the Music Feeds’ readers The Priory Dolls’ history lesson?

Priory Dolls formed for a lack of better judgement in 2007. We wrote a bunch of songs, played a bunch of filthy dives, devoured and excreted five drummers and released an EP, a single and a few demos in the process. Finally with a solid lineup we set about making an album and getting our music to as many people as possible.

MF: How would describe your sound to the guy at the bar?

PD: Like waking up from a nice dream in a nasty place.

MF: How’s the recording going for the debut record?

PD: We are currently mixing and couldn’t be happier with how it’s turned out so far.

MF: How has working with Dave McCluney (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds) influenced the sound of the songs?

PD: It made a massive difference being able to record with someone as talented as Dave. He really helped us to solidify our sound and made the whole experience much quicker than we anticipated.

MF: What’s the best piece of advice the group has been given?

PD: Not all advice is good advice.

MF: The Priory Dolls have been asked to create their own festival, who would be on the bill?

PD: The Drones, Spiritualized, My Bloody Valentine, Eric Bogle, Health, Liars, A Place To Bury Strangers, Sonic Youth, Crystal Castles.

MF: What are the band’s plans for the remainder of 2010?

PD: Release the album, tour like fuck and hopefully play a festival.

MF: Describe the Melbourne scene in one word?

PD: Crowded

MF: What would be the first song you would put on a mix tape?

PD: Die slow by Health

The Priory Dolls play Mum @ Worldbar this Friday 20th August

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