Friday, 26 July 2013

It's My Kind of Interview - The Stiffys




Jason Leigh and Adam Stagg are The Stiffys and they "LIKE HAVING A REALLY NICE TIME AND BELIEVING IN OURSELVES." It's nice to see a band putting out such a positive energy, right? These lads find champagne to be like a sexy lemonade, always look their best in their sailor outfits and speak only in CAPS. They might just be the coolest band going in Australian music right now. Katie Langley brought her A-game for her chat with The Stiffys. It was hard, it was exciting and hopefully it will arouse some interest in you dear reader. Enjoy! 


THE STIFFYS
As interviewed by Katie Langley




Firstly, I have to say that The Stiffys make fine seamen. What's the deal with the sailor outfits?


THE STIFFYS: WE JUST LIKE TO LOOK GOOD WHEN WE PLAY OUR SHOWS FASHION IS A BIG PART OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS SO WE LIKE TO KEEP UP WITH THE CURRENT TRENDS WE JUST LIKE TO MAKE AN EFFORT YOU KNOW MAKE A BIG SNAZZY THAT WAY WHEN THE LADIES COME TO OUR SHOWS THEY WILL LIKE OUR FASHION SENSE AS WELL AS OUR MUSIC


For those unfamiliar with The Stiffys, how would you describe yourselves?


THE STIFFYS: WE’RE POSITIVE EXCITED GUYS WHO ALWAYS HAVE SUCH A NICE TIME AND ENJOY A COUPLE OF CHAMPAGNES WE JUST WANT EVERYONE TO HAVE A GREAT TIME AND ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELVES EVERYBODY YOU CAN DO ANYTHING AS LONG AS YOU SET YOUR MIND TO IT ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS STAY POSITIVE AND USE YOUR COURAGE AND TRYING HARDS WE BELIEVE IN YOU YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WAIT WHAT WAS I SAYING SOMETHING TO DO WITH JURASSIC PARK OR SOMETHING


In your song "Champagne" you liken those delicious bubbles to sexy lemonade. If that's the case then rum is like... ?


THE STIFFYS: RUM IS ALSO A GREAT WAY TO HAVE A REALLY NICE TIME BUT IT’S ALSO A BIT LIKE A TAXI RIDE TO NEW AND EXCITING PLACES THE LAST TIME THE STIFFYS DRANK RUM WAS IN MAROOCHYDORE AFTER A SHOW AND WE WOKE UP ON SOMEONE’S BOAT UNDERNEATH ALL THESE POOL NOODLES AND WE DIDN’T HAVE ANY STUFF ANYMORE AND WE WERE TAGGED IN ALL THESE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK WITH SOME GUY SHOOTING A LEAF BLOWER AT OUR DOODLES WE MUST HAVE HAD THE BEST NIGHT YOU GUYS BUT WE LIKE CHAMPAGNE BETTER BECAUSE IT’S CLASSIER IT’S BASICALLY LIKE FUEL TO US


Describe a typical day in the life of The Stiffys.


THE STIFFYS: WE USUALLY WAKE UP AT AROUND LUNCH TIME AND THEN RED ROOSTER USUALLY ASK US TO LEAVE AT AROUND FOUR O’CLOCK WE PICK UP SOME CHAMPAGNE AND HANG OUT IN THE CAR PARK FOR ANOTHER FEW HOURS DOING KICKFLIPS AND TALKING TO GIRLS OR WE JUST HANG OUT AT JUST JEANS AND SHOP FOR CLOTHES OR WE DO VOLUNTEER WORK WITH KIDS BECAUSE THE YOUTH IS THE FUTURE THEN WE GENERALLY HAVE A NAP FOR A WHILE AND THEN WE DO SLAM DUNKS AND KARATE FOR ABOUT FOUR HOURS THEN WE PRACTICE OUR MUSIC AND THAT’S PRETTY MUCH IT FOR THE STIFFYS

You have a song about Ranger Stacey. What is it that you love about her?


THE STIFFYS: RANGER STACEY IS OUR FAVOURITE OUT OF ALL OF THE POWER RANGERS THE GREEN ONE WAS GOOD AND THE BLUE AND BLACK ONES WERE COOL AS WELL WHICH ONE HAD THE MASTODON THAT WAS PROBABLY OUR FAVOURITE DINOSAUR ON THE SHOW REMEMBER THAT TIME THEY HAD TO FIGHT THE GIANT MONSTERS AND THEY WERE ALL LIKE IT’S MORPHIN TIME AND THEY ALL JOINED TOGETHER AND BECAME A HUGE ROBOT AND FOUGHT THE MONSTER AND GOT THEIR SWORD AND LIGHTNING CAME OUT OF IT AND THEY SAVED THE DAY THE POWER RANGERS DID IT AGAIN EVERYBODY


Who do The Stiffys get excited about touring with?


THE STIFFYS: WE’VE TOURED WITH THE BEARDS AND THE SNOWDROPPERS WHICH WAS THE BEST BECAUSE THEY’RE BASICALLY OUR BEST FRIENDS WE’RE REALLY EXCITED TO BE TOURING WITH UDAYS TIGER DURING THIS SINGLE TOUR AND THEN DAVID LEIBE HART LATER IN THE YEAR HOPEFULLY WE’LL BECOME BEST FRIENDS WITH THEM AS WELL AS FOR WHO WE’D LIKE TO SUPPORT IN THE FUTURE I DON’T KNOW PROBABLY SOMEONE LIKE METALLICA OR AIRBOURNE OR SHAQUILLE O’NEAL.


What pick up lines do The Stiffys use on the ladies? Or men?


THE STIFFYS: NO WE DON’T PICK UP PEOPLE A LOT BUT WE’RE REALLY GOOD AT PUSHUPS AND HANDSTANDS ACTUALLY WE USED TO PICK UP THE BEARDS’ SOUND GUY JIMMY AND WE JUST USED TO RUN AND PICK HIM UP AND SHOUT PICKING UP JIMMY PICKING UP JIMMY PICKING UP JIMMY BUT THEN ONE TIME WE’D HAD A COUPLE OF DRINKS AND WE DROPPED HIM IN SOMEONE’S BACKYARD AND NOW WE’RE NOT ALLOWED TO PICK UP JIMMY ANYMORE BUT THAT’S OK WE’RE SO BUSY TALKING TO LADIES THESE DAYS WE’RE ALL LIKE HI LADIES AND THEY’RE ALWAYS LIKE OH HI THE STIFFYS DO YOU WANT TO KISS US OR DO PUSHUPS OR SOMETHING AND WE’RE ALL LIKE THAT SOUNDS GREAT LADIES


What does the rest of 2013 look like for The Stiffys?



THE STIFFYS: AFTER THIS SINGLE TOUR WE’LL BE TOURING WITH DAVID LEIBE HART’S BAND AND WE’LL MAKE SOME MORE VIDEOS WE CAN ONLY MAKE ONE AT A TIME THESE DAYS BECAUSE WE GET SO THIRSTY WHEN WE FILM THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE NAPS WE’LL ALSO BE WRITING SOME NEW SONGS WE’VE ALREADY BEEN WORKING ON ONE CALLED KICKFLIP IT’S ABOUT KICKFLIPS AND IT’S ALREADY SOUNDING REALLY EXCITING EVERYONES GOING TO GO CRAZY FOR THIS ONE RICK THEY’LL BE ALL LIKE WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT AND WE’LL BE ALL LIKE YES PLEASE YES PLEASE YES PLEASE OH AND WE’RE ALSO LOOKING IN TO GETTING A SECRETARY FOR AL THESE LADIES THAT WANT TO SAY HELLO TO US AND TELL US THAT WE’RE COOL GUYS AND THAT WE’RE NOT DICKHEADS


Is Tupac really dead?



THE STIFFYS: YES EVERYONE KNOWS TUPAC DIED IN THE FIRST EPISODE OF GAME OF THRONES BUT IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT SPOILER ALERT GUYS


The world according to The Stiffys. A huge thank you to Jason and Adam for answering our questions! You can catch the boys on their upcoming 'Champagne' Single Tour which kicks off in Tasmania next week! 




THE STIFFYS
CHAMPAGNE SINGLE TOUR 2013


August 1 @ The Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston (TAS)
August 2 @ The Butter Factory, Burnie (TAS)
August 3 @ The Grand Poobah, Hobart (TAS)

August 8 @ Yours and Owls, Woolongong (NSW)
August 9 @ Brighton Up Bar, Sydney (NSW)

August 16 @ Crown and Anchor, Adelaide (SA)
August 17 @ Jetty Bar, Glenelg (SA)

August 22 @ Surfers Paradise Tavern and Beergarden (QLD) w/ The Getaway Plan
August 23 @ The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba (QLD)
August 24 @ Ric's Bar, Brisbane (QLD)

August 29 @ Beav's Bar, Geelong (VIC)
August 30 @ Musicman Megastore, Bendigo (VIC)
August 31 @ Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood (VIC)


And here's a special song from The Stiffys to Katie. I think it's love. Or a potential restraining order. Probably love though...
 


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