Fight The Sun to Play Ric's Bar
Melbourne rockers Fight The Sun recently dropped their self-titled debut EP, packed with aggressive rock. The EP is taking the band through Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on an EP launch tour. On Friday March 9th, Fight The Sun’s tour will be dropping in to Fortitude Valley’s Ric’s Bar.
We caught up with Fight The Sun’s lead vocalist, Adrian Kluke, to find out a little bit more about the band and the EP that they’ll be bringing to one the Valley’s most popular spots.
Fight The Sun came together following the band members’ experiences in other bands, and after working on other projects, Adrian and Jamie in particular felt a drive to move in another direction.
“I think we just, at some point in our lives, said ‘stuff it, let’s just do what we want to do,’ basically just make the music that’s in our heads. We’re both fans of, generally speaking, harder, heavier music for the most part, we like a whole range of different stuff. But this is the music that attracts us the most.”
In case you’re not familiar with the guys, we got Adrian to give us a run down of who’s who in the band.
“We’re all kind of a little bit weird in a strange way… you’ve got the traditional sort of thing in a band you’ve got the outgoing one and all that sort of stuff. We’re weirdly shy in some way but we kind of transform when we play, you know? I don’t know what it is, I think a lot of people are like that.”
“Rone, our bass player, how would I describe him? He’s got a quiet confidence about him, that’s probably the best way to describe him.”
“Mars is our newer drummer, but he’s probably the most easygoing drummer I’ve ever come across. People think of drummers as wild, crazy John Bonhams and …. and he’s actually almost kind of the opposite of that. He gets his outgoing sort of moments, but yeah he can be more of laid back.”
So what can you expect from Fight The Sun’s performance at Ric’s? “Controlled chaos”, Adrian says. Going of their EP, you won’t be disappointed.
“Without sounding too over the top and boastful, egotistical, live, I think is what we sort of excel. If someone says ‘what’s your one strength as a band’ I think playing live. It should be that way for most bands I think, anyway. But definitely when we play live, its a real sort of energy. That’s where we’re confident as well. Going back to what I was talking about before, offstage we might not be the loudest guys in the room, onstage it’s the opposite really. It’s good though, you can kind of allow yourself to be someone else for a little bit. You can get up there and be a bit of an idiot, and people allow it to happen.”
“Controlled chaos is probably the nice way to put it. We sort of really get up there and get into it, and try to get whoever, whether its three or four people who’ve come to see us, its generally three or four people, involved and get into it, what we’re doing.”
Fight The Sun’s EP is the final selection from 25 songs written prior to recording. The selection is heavy in all the right ways, but certainly doesn’t lose its sense of control.
Adrian let us in on how the band made the decision to refine their stellar tracks and what happened over the recording period.
“It was pretty much like a rating system, we all sat down and gave it a score. There were a few surprises in there, a few things that one of us thought was a nine out of ten, someone else would give it a three out of ten, all those sort of things. There were a few of those moments. But ultimately, yeah from 25 we got down to the four that are there.”
“It probably turned out better than we expected. We weren’t going in there expecting something horrible, what I mean by that is the whole recording process itself was pretty smooth and uneventful… we were sort of grateful. We’ve all been in situations before where you ‘re halfway recording something, and it’s like ‘jeez I don’t know where this is going, I don’t know if I like the sound of this’. But that whole process itself was actually really smooth.”
You can keep an eye out for even more shows, a music video release for and another EP from Fight The Sun following their tour. To keep up with all the latest and greatest news, follow them here.
What: Fight The Sun Tour
Where: Ric’s Bar, 321 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
When: Friday March 9th
How Much: Free entry.
More Info: This is an 18+ gig.