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Interview: Dicklord

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Everyone’s talking about Dicklord. High-energy punk-enthused rocking-out attitude from a band that unashamedly sings about cocks… It’s like The Beards, but better. Danielle spoke with The Echo about Dicklord, who are headlining at Popcrimes at Billinudgel this weekend.

Where did the name come from? And the inspiration?

Started as a pisstake and kinda stuck… Yeah Lordy!

How many songs have you written about cocks?

A cock load.

Your music is refreshingly hardcore. This is not usually a genre associated with Byron Bay. How have you  been received?

The love from everyone who comes to our shows has been incredible. To look into the audience and see people smiling makes it so worth it for us.

Tell me about  Choad.  Was that written from a personal experience. I’ve had one. I’m still scared. Sorry, scarred…

Our drummer would prefer to keep his personal experiences to the imagination…

When I played your music I had to go back to my favourite band when I was 18: X Ray Spex and  Bondage Up Yours.  Have a google. I wish I still had the album, and the t-shirt. What music do you draw on ?

Here’s a pair of DickLord knickers… We draw from anything you can listen to on a scratched CD.

So who is in Dicklord? How did you meet? What bought the Dicklord lineup together?

We’re a bunch of dickheads and we met on Tinder.

Have you smashed any hotel rooms yet? If you play hard you gotta play hard don’t you? I hope you don’t go home to herb tea and a mindfulness CD.

Mini-bars are untouchable. This one time we took a bottle of water… We learned our lesson!

What’s your regular rehearsal session like? You must have to find somewhere very remote, or with a shitload of egg cartons… Is it hard finding rehearsal space when you’re not an acoustic guitar player with a flute?

Thankfully we have a lot of deaf friends who own houses.

What should we expect for your upcoming show at Popcrimes?

Definitely no fucking swearing…

Pop Crimes Festival is a free, community, all-ages, annual event promoting underground garage punk, gothic blues, outlaw country and psych bands at the infamous Billinudgel Hotel. Check out the Dicklord and nine other killer acts at this year’s FREE Popcrimes Festival happening on Saturday, 1–11pm! Donations raised on the day will be going to the Core Rehab Program at the Buttery.

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