Article By Cindy James Spudgun
Article By Cindy James on Jul 6, 2002

Spudgun D: Dave & B: Benji

So what’s the current line-up of Spundgun?

D: As our new CD puts it, we have me (Dave) as the singing guy, Budge as bass and sing along, Benji is the fancy guitarist, Simo screams like a ho and plays guitar and Blake plays drums.

And where’s the band based?

B: We're from Western Sydney! Around the Penrith district where we can hang out with our G'dogs

When did you guys get together?

D; Thats' not the easiest question to answer. I can say we got together years ago when spudgun was a 'grunge' band, but Simo and Blake are the only ones left from that line up. spudgun has been through a shit load of line up changes. but this is us..... here and now!

How did the band name come about?

B: We got on the net and looked around at some other bands and decided to rip them off.

D: Not really, a band needs to be called something. If we were anal puss pickers or slut trek we would still be the same band we are today. its just for recognition.

What style do you play?

B: We like to call our style kiddicore. I came up with the name 'kiddicore' one night when i was smashed as listening to our cd. The 'kiddi' part is the fun we have together as a band and we still take the piss out of one another and other bands we dont like and shit like that and the 'core' part is aimed at our sound. We have finally found our sound and its more of a hardcore punk rock sound rather than your typical Emo pop band. So yeah if that didnt make sense, listen to our cd out soon on Ball and Chain. (plug plug)

And what would your greatest achievement as a band be?

B: To stay mates till the end of time basically. If we stay mates then the band will grow musically and who knows how far we can get. The skies the limit really.

What would some of the musical influences behind Spudgun consist of?

D: My influences come from my heart which have been tormented by the likes of MetallicA, the cruel sea and Nickle Back. hehehe nah just fuckin with ya. I think our influences are each other. We all have our own personal influences but we all hangout and listen to each others cds. Spudgun only replicates its self.

B: For me its basically what ever touches me deep down and has an emotional effect on me. Im really into the fuckin awesome sydney Emo-core band, IRRELEVANT and an american band called finch are also the shit.

Do you guys have any previous releases or future recording plans in sight?

D: Our first album "up 2 scratch' is due out in a few weeks on ball and chain music. "get some puddin up ya" we released about a year and a half ago which was independent. We our working on a single called 'Liqour out' which looks to have some multimedia on it too. Fancy shit hey.

What 3 bands have you played with in the past?

B: Grinspoon, One dollar Short and H-Block 101. And more but you said 3...

What 3 bands would you like to play with in the future?

D: Pennywise, No Fun at All (rip) and NOFX. Typical hey

What was the last gig you went to?

B: Warped Tour 2002

- C.D you bought?

B: Irrelevant reflecting and refracting

D: refused

Where do you see yourself in 12-18 months?

D: In the hospital gettin my arse fixed

B: Home

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

D: we're up to scratch.... :)