By Cindy Dumbstruck
Article By Cindy James on Jul 26, 2002

 
So what’s the current line-up of Dumbstruck and who plays what in the band?

A: Matt Bain ?Vocals

Benny K ?Guitar

Chris Masters ?Guitar

Mike Fletcher ?Bass/Back ups

Victor Borg - Drums
 



Where is the band based?

A: Dumbstruck actually come from all over Sydney

How long has the band been together?

A: Current Line-up has been together for 11 months

Were you all in a high school band together or did the band form elsewhere?

A: Dumbstruck was formed through a mutual friendship. It just so happened that each of the members had some (well at least a little musical talent). Chris and Fletch came later but have played a very important role since joining

How did they band name come about?

A: Lack of a better name

What would your greatest achievement as a band to-date be?

A: Getting Support slots with Bodyjar & ODS. Recording our debut EP was also a highlight

What are some of the musical influences behind Dumbstruck?

A: Members in Dumbstruck have their own favourite style. Vic likes metal, whilst Chris likes Motorace and Benny likes the Descendants. To many influences to mention

Being a punk influenced band, does your home town of Sydney support the band much with gig venues, promotions etc?

A: We have been surprised with the support to date. We are a young band who is really just settling into a consistent style. We are lucky to have the fans we do at such an early stage of our development.

Can you tell us a little bit about your forthcoming E.P “Twelve Buck Style?and has their been a release date set yet?

A: Its taken forever but it is finally ready. Release dates are still to be confirmed but I can tell you it will definitely be in September.

After the release of this E.P will the band be seeing to touring constantly or focusing on a next release?

A: We are going to tour in August, September & October and see how we go. We have two new songs ready to record but you are just going to have to wait to hear them.

You guys are featured on Below Par Records?next compilation release “Caddy of the Year 2?due out in August, can you tell us a little bit about this compilation and what track we will find on the disc?

A: Yeah, The guys at Below Par have put us on this CD. “Push & Shove?will be featured on this CD along with many other great bands including our good friends Littlelunch and Something With Numbers

I hear you guy's will be heading up QLD way playing a few show's with some kick ass bands... who are the line-up's going to consist of and when's this tour going to happen?

A: Yeah, we're heading up to QLD with Newcastle's Silencer 7 and will be playing with the QLD king of punks New School Hero, all happening in August.. it's going to be one hell of a tour!

What 3 bands would be the ultimate line up to play along side?

A: The Descendents

Lagwagon

Green Day

*5 Quick questions:

Boxers or Briefs: Boxers

Moshing or Watching: Depends on the band

Fast Driving or Cruisin? Cruisin?in Bob’s Valiant convertible

Piercings or Tattoos: Neither

2003 Fashion Prediction: Pink and Brown

What was the last gig you went to?

A: Bodyjar @ Mona Vale

C.D you brought?

A: STR

Where do you see yourself in 12-18 months?

A: Dunno have to wait and see ?Hopefully play some good shows

Is there a website we can catch Dumbstruck on?

A: www.dumbstruckpunks.cjb.net

O.K have you got any words to sum up Dumbstruck?

A: Bunch of weird looking dorks, who make up for their lack of genitalia by wearing shorts that are 10 times too big

Thanks guys!