Australia knows indie rock. Take for example, The Jezabels, whose debut album was voted #6 in the well respected Australian Triple J Album Poll for 2011. They joined us for our 5GB series before their show at The Red Palace this Saturday, April 14th.
What’s the first gig you’ve ever attended?
I saw the Gloria Record at a youth centre in San Diego. They had technical difficulties and only played a few songs, so my friend drove me up to LA to see them at the Knitting Factory the following night.
What is the best gig that you’ve ever played/performed?
We played quite early on the main stage at a a festival called Soundwave in Australia. an all time favourite band of mine, Sunny Day Real Estate, were watching from side of stage as they were on after us. It was nerve racking but equally exciting. After we finished up I got to watch SDRE from side of stage, quite a memorable day.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
Seeing The National at Southbound in 2011 was absolutely incredible. Really opened my eyes to how much a good performance adds to good music.
Gig you would most like to play?
I’ve been told about an amazing festival in Iceland called Airwaves. Apparently the line up is always incredible and I’ve never been to Iceland.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
The National, Cursive & us with David Bazan doing a few acoustic songs during each change over. Would be magic.
Catch The Jezabels April 14th at The Red Palace