Hi, great to meet you, could you give us a brief history of the
Cuz - We formed in 2007 in out hometown of Melbourne
Australia. I used to be in a band called Furious Dragon Love with
our drummer Bones. Id been jamming with a mate Gash on bass and we
got Bones in to play skins and then got Mikey in to sing. Our aim
from the start has always been to make stompin' rock n' roll, play
so hard we hurt ourselves and have a shit load of fun doing it.
The first rehearsals were a blast. The music came together quick
We recorded our debut
EP before we ever played live. Then when we finally played live we
took no prisoners. For all of us it was about giving people a real
show and apologizing for nothing. The punters and the press
weren’t always sure how to take us - Were we kidding: or
were we serious? It was that confusion along with our heavy fuzzed
out sound, and Mikey’s recklessness that got us some early
attention and press.
You have recently released your third album “Hells Likely” do you
intend to do a full tour of the world soon?
Cuz - Well, we hope to make it to Germany and some other
countries This year. Napalm Records and ICS are working on it right now.
So we definitely want to bring some of our cat-punching,
ground-thumping, unicorn slaying, skull-exploding, good-time-murder-fuzz
your way very fucking soon!
MM: I love the album and recently reviewed it
for The Mayfair Mall Zine. How would you best describe Mammoth Mammoths
Cuz - One fan summed it up like this: "Imagine
Motorhead and AC/DC doing mushrooms with The Butthole Surfers, channeling
the Birthday Party at a Black Sabbath concert!"
What makes our band work is
that we are all into different shit. Mikey loves stoner and doom bands,
Pete comes from a punk background and Bones loves anything heavy and
menacing from The Birthday Party to Maiden, stuff like Pantera and
Buckcherry too. All our influences get rolled into one hairy fur ball
that sounds like Satan farting. And that’s MAMMOTH MAMMOTH. We are
also heavily influenced by Jack Daniels and RedTube.
MM: Favourite tracks on “Hells Likely” and
Cuz - We love “The dead sea” It’s only on the vinyl as a
bonus track but it’s a different feel we might explore more on
the next album. They all have their merits but live we love playing
Sitting Pretty, Hell’s, Go and Bury Me.
The artwork is eye catching! Where did you discover the young lady
on the cover?
Cuz - She’s an awesome chick. We drove up to The Black
Spur which is a forest that was devastated by the most insane bush
fires our state has ever seen - y’know, Just to drink and hang
We found her living
under a massive log in the forest. The only thing keeping her warm
was her amazing bush. So we rescued her, took some photos and shot
the film clip then released her back into the woods. Never get
into a drinking contest with her because you will lose and she
will steal your soul.
Bands that influenced you growing up?
Cuz - Bikes, movies, rock n roll and girls you knew you had
no chance of getting with!
Australia seems to have a great Metal scene, apart from yourselves who
else should we be keeping an eye out for?
Cuz - We don’t class ourselves as Metal but the scene here is
good if not somewhat fickle. Melbourne has a lot of small club and pub
venues so getting a gig is not hard finding an audience is a different
story as there is just so much going on. We really like: Jackson
Firebird, River Of Snakes, SixFT Hick and My Left Boot. Not all metal
but they have rock coursing through their Viens!
MM: Plans for 2013, festivals etc.?
Cuz - Europe. Nuff said!
MM: What would be the ultimate goal for Mammoth
Cuz - Owning a castle and a bottle shop and new shoes.
MM: The bands biggest achievement so far?
Cuz - Not killing each other and partnering with Napalm Records.
MM: Who came up with the name Mammoth Mammoth
and why Mammoth twice?
Cuz - It came from our brains. When we were drunk. Its basically
the biggest name we could think of.
MM: Three words to describe Mammoth Mammoth?
Cuz - Loud, Louder. Holy Fuck!
MM: Any final words for our readers / Listeners
Cuz - We pride ourselves on having the most rock n roll, rock
roll fans bar none! So, we’re are looking forward to getting in
front of as many as we can this year. So buy a knife, Rob your dealer
and call you lawyer - cos this year is gonna get very messy! Unicorns
you have been warned! Remain MAMMOTH!
MM: Thanks for your time and I hope to see
Mammoth Mammoth rip up stages everywhere in 2013!
Interview by: Seb Di