Melbourne two-piece The Stiffys are ready to take on the country in November to launch ‘Kick Another Flip’, the first track from their upcoming Art Rock EP, as well as brand new outfits.
While their last ‘WE ARE GROOVY BOYS’ tour was scheduled to finish in April, the art rockers have not stopped touring since and have played nearly 60 shows in the last 12 months.
Getting ready to begin their tour, which includes featuring at Festival Of The Sun in December, we caught up with The Stiffys to chat about their favourite photos, celebrities to follow, and memories on Instagram.
What is your favourite photo that you have taken? Where was it, why is it your favourite?
OUR FAVOURITE PHOTO WE HAVE TAKEN WAS WHEN WE CAPTURED A CANDID MOMENT OF JASON DOING A SLAM DUNK WHEN WE WERE JUST HANGING OUT AT OUR LOCAL BASKETBALL COURT IN FITZROY JASON WAS JUST PRACTICING SOME OF HIS MOVES AND I TURNED AROUND AND ACCIDENTALLY SNAPPED THE PHOTO JUST WHILE JASON WAS MID DUNK IT TURNED OUT TO BE A GREAT PHOTO THAT SHOWCASES JASON’S ABILITY TO DO DUNKS WITHOUT ANY ASSISTANCE
You post a lot of quotes and screenshots on Instagram, which one means the most to you?
OUR FAVOURITE SCREENSHOT IS PROBABLY THE ONE OF OUR STAGEPLAN WHICH INDICATES WHERE EVERYTHING SHOULD BE SET UP ON THE STAGE INCLUDING DRUMS AMPS AND DRINKS IT’S OUR FAVOURITE BECAUSE IT FILLS US WITH EXCITEMENT AT THE THOUGHT OF PLAYING SHOWS DURING OUR UPCOMING KICK ANOTHER FLIP TOUR THERE WILL BE HEAPS OF LADIES AT ALL OF THE SHOWS AS INDICATED IN THE DIAGRAM OUR OTHER FAVOURITE SCREENSHOT IS FROM WHEN ANDREW WK FOLLOWED US ON TWITTER WE’RE NOW BASICALLY BEST FRIENDS WITH ANDREW WK
Which photo do you think best represents The Stiffys?
THE PHOTO THAT BEST REPRESENTS THE STIFFYS IS PROBABLY THE PHOTO OF US WEARING OUR NEW ART ROCK OUTFITS WE’RE STANDING ON OUR ROOF JUST GENERALLY BEING A COUPLE OF COOL BOYS OUR NEIGHBOUR THE CHAD YELLED AT US WHILE WE WERE UP THERE BECAUSE WE WERE MAKING TOO MUCH NOISE AND SPRAYING OUR DRINKS AROUND TOO MUCH SO WE GOT DOWN STRAIGHT AWAY BECAUSE YOU DON’T MESS WITH THE CHAD AND YOU NEVER CALL HIM CHAD
Is there a person who you are proud to say follows you?
WE’RE PROUD TO SAY THAT HEAPS OF OUR FRIENDS FROM OTHER BANDS FOLLOW US LIKE HEADS OF CHARM THE SNOWDROPPERS THE BEARDS THEAVES THE STRUMS ALI E THE ONCE OVERS MESA COSA GAY PARIS DARTS WAAX FUN MACHINE THE GOOD SHIP I AM DUCKEYE SHERIFF AND UDAYS TIGER WE LOVE ALL OF THOSE BANDS WE LOVE EVERYTHING
Who is your favourite musician/artist to follow?
IT’S PROBABLY A MIXTURE BETWEEN SHAQUILLE O’NEAL AND LARRY EMDUR WHO ARE BOTH EQUALLY GOOD AT INSTAGRAM AS THEY ARE AT MUSIC SHAQ POSTS HEAPS OF VIDEOS OF HIM DOING HEAPS OF SICK RAPS IN HIS CAR AND LARRY MAINLY POSTS PICTURES OF HIMSELF YOU’RE LOOKING PRETTY BUFF AT THE MOMENT LARRY BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO DO A FEW MORE PUSHUPS TO BE AS BUFF AS YOUR BOYS THE STIFFYS THAT IS FOR SURE
The Stiffys Tour Dates
Fri 7 Nov – Crown and Anchor, Adelaide (w/ West Thebarton Brothel House & The Villanettes)
Sat 8 Nov – The Workers Club, Melbourne (w/ La Bastard & Darts)
Fri 21 Nov – The Factory Floor, Sydney (w/ Dividers & Bad Bitch Choir)
Sat 22 Nov – The Globe, Brisbane (w/ Outliers & The Skinnie Finches)
Fri 12 Dec – Lass O’ Gowrie, Newcastle (w/ Hey Lady!)
Sat 13 Dec – Festival Of The Sun (w/ Violent Soho, Shihad, The Jezebels, Dune Rats)