Tess Bury interviewed the local garage pop quintet Boat Show after their recent Melbourne tour. Tess met up with them in the Mojos band bathroom to take 5.

TESS BURY: What’s your favourite boat model and make?

ALI: The Azimut 100. It’s a luxury, it’s 100 foot long, and it’s got lots of bedrooms and bathrooms and ensuites. There’s usually a tanning bed too.

JENNY: Is there a helipad?

A: No, it’s too small for that. But that’s good because you don’t get messy hair.

J: My favourite boat is the 420 dinghy’s.

Do you guys fight?

A: Never.

What’s the food like in Melbourne?

A: Hell good, we got five-dollar steaks on a Monday. Luxury steaks.

J: And food on toothpicks. For a dollar, and it’s an honesty trust system, where you just bring the amount of toothpicks you had.

A: I had three, I forgot to pay.

If your band were in a movie what one would it be?

A: 10 Things I Hate About You. No, we’re the band in Freaky Friday that covers Lash.

J: Or New York Minute, where one of the Olsen twins is a serious business woman

A: That’s Jenny.

J: And then the other Olsen twin is a rock lord.

A: And that’s me. The music whizz.

If you guys were a subject at school, what would you be?

A: Maths, because we’re math rock.

If you were another band, who would you be?

A: We’d be The Runaways but not so fucked up.

J: The Veronicas.

I forgot my sheet of paper with all the questions and info I needed for this interview, but did you know that Boat Show can be anagrammed into things such as Abs Tho Ow, and Swab Hoot?

A:  That’s sick!

[we continue to Google anagrams of Boat Show for 5 minutes]

This toilet’s pretty hot isn’t it?

A: Yep.

Where can we find you on the Internet?

A: Facebook, Instagram, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and Triple J Unearthed.

What does the future hold for Boat Show?

A:  Power to all women.

Interview and image by Tess Bury

This article first appeared in print volume 88 edition 2 STOP