Melbourne based four-piece Deez nuts have toured extensively throughout the world since 2007. With their party-vibes and ‘don’t give a fuck’ attitude these Aussies have released five insane albums including their latest one ‘Binge and Purgatory’ yet to come out on April 7th 2017. They’ve currently released their third single off their newest release ‘Commas and Zeros‘ and are touring with Suicide Silence in the UK until Friday 24th March. Constantly on the road touring, we’ve managed to have a quick chat with the bassist – Sean Kennedy:
How was ‘You are a part of this tour’ then?
Fantastic. Yeah it was amazing. This tour was probably one of the best that I’ve ever played personally. It was better than we had planned out, you know, just a bunch of friends hanging out and having the best time.
Were there any highlights from it?
I’m gonna go ahead and say there were a lot of highlights. It’s really hard to pin point a specific one. All the shows were fantastic. I mean we did a show in the Netherlands and for me it was one of the best nights ever, we all had a great night and it was amazing… but you know, I’m not going to go into too much detail as to why.. but it was a great night.
Were there any mishaps being on tour this year so far and what were they?
To be honest it’s been pretty smooth sailing as far as I can remember. Nothing too serious. I think the worst thing that has happened is maybe we lost a guitar or bass in transition from flying to different countries but that’s about as bad as it’s ever gotten. Also there were some pretty standard annoyances whilst travelling but that’s it really.
Has there ever been any embarrassing moments that have stuck in your head being on stage performing?
There’s been many embarrassing moments for myself, yeah absoloutley. I’ve fallen over drunk on stage which hasn’t gone down very well. I forgot how to play a song in the middle of a song. That’s pretty embarrassing but that was a while ago, I think I’ve gotten my shit together these days so not so many things like that have happened… Oh wait, I did actually shit my pants at a show recently in Russia, so that was interesting.
How did you manage to do that?
Well.. tour diets you know. It happens haha.
How did you guys first go about with recording your material?
Realbad (Matt Rogers – guitarist) started writing riffs pretty early on. Like last year he was coming up with a few ideas here and there and we all agreed on what sound we were after to progress with how we wanted our music as organically as possible and we basically just booked our flights – JJ and I flew to New York and organised a room to write in and locked ourselves in there for twelve hours a day for a month and just got it done.
Why New York to record?
Well we had the choice to write in New York or in Australia because we record with a good friend Shane at the Bricket House in Austin, we figured it’s just easier for us to spend the time in New York and just drive across to Massachusetts for the recording process. Plus, New York’s one of the best cities in the world so why wouldn’t you want to go there? Any opportunity to go there is a good reason.
In one of your tour videos on YouTube JJ mentioned how the new album is going to be more developed in terms of feeling and not so much giving the whole party-vibe. What influenced this apart from age?
I guess age is the biggest influence. We’ve all been through a lot, we started off with the party vibes – never sleep and this and that and we’ve noticed it’s definitely taken it’s toll on all of us. We’ve been through our own personal hell because of the lifestyle that we’ve led. That’s not to say we still don’t party but I think we know our limits now, so yeah age would definately be our main influence. We’ve grown up and realized what’s important to us and learning through experience.
Do you think you’ll get more of a mature audience with the upcoming album then?
I’m not too sure. I feel like those who have visited us in the past have laughed off the fact that we’re more of a party band might be pleasantly surprised with the progression that we’ve made so yeah, we might bring in more of a mature crowd with this one.
Do you think you’ll be touring the UK more once the album is released?
Once the album is released I’m sure we will. We’re going to be in the UK in about two and a half weeks supporting Suicide Silence.
What are your thoughts on touring with Suicide Silence?
It’s going to be amazing. They’ve got a new album coming out and they’ve been a friend of us for years and years. It’s been a very long time since we’ve had a chance to actually play together. I think the last time would’ve been two and a half years ago, we played a couple of festivals with them throughout Europe, so it would be good to have a catch up with them and the shows are going to be a lot of fun with them. They also draw in a different crowd in the UK so I’m sure we can gain a few fans in the process.
Have you guys got any gigs lined up that you think you’ll really enjoy?
Judging by this last tour that we just did, we have a few shows coming up I’m looking forward to. However, just being on tour in general gives us such a good head space in that respect that pretty much is just playing any gig and being together as a band is exciting for us. Everything in the future for us is going to fantastic.
Do you reckon you guys have come a long way since starting back in 2010?
110% I don’t want to speak on behalf of JJ but I;m sure he imagines Deez Nuts to reach the level that we’re at right now. Absoloutley mind blowing for us how far we’ve come in the past few years.
So as a band you’ve developed with each other emotionally?
You’ve hit the nail on the head. We’ve even discussed this, just sitting around and talking. We’ve all seen each other go through our own personal hell and what not as everyone does, but collectively we’ve had each other’s back and realised we’re a family. We spend 80% of the year sleeping next to each other and we depend on each other, it’s a great feeling being with your brothers and I can’t wait for the future ahead of us.