In a typical week, this would be a day away from 50thirdand3rd for me, but The Pink Tiles U.S Tour starts tonight in Oakland Ca ,so here we are. Bringing Pop and Garage to the party with some rad guitar riffs along the way , The Pink Tiles will get you dancing and singing along in no time. I love learning about new bands and thanks to the team at Goner , we have also discovered the coolness of The Pink Tiles. And they answer the questions in great detail, with links, which is way cool because the new bands they mention are sure to be featured on these pages in the weeks to come. We’ve already had SMB as a “Video of the Day” and before I read these answer’s, I had never heard of them. And that is the why I dig doing these “Meet The Bands of Gonerfest” yesterday we’re rockin and stomping to Shadow in the Cracks and today we’re getting all happy listening to these killer tunes from The Pink Tiles.
Can you give us a little history of the band….
Born from an egg on a mountain top The punkiest monkey that ever popped, no that didn’t happen…
Here’s the official story: On the trail of one woman band, Becky Lee & Drunkfoot,, two hopeless music fans found each other at the front bar of The Tote Hotel one Saturday afternoon. Was it coincidence they both happened to be Filipinas? It was only natural that they started hanging out, seeing gigs, and jamming on the ukulele to the songs of Spencer P. Jones. Then the inevitable happened; they graduated to electric guitars. Week by week players joined them as they learned to play their instruments covering songs by the Wipers, Detroit Cobras, the Amps and Wreckless Eric, and after a while started writing their own. Eventually the loose collective of outsiders and scallywags formed a “band” in a bedroom. Meanwhile in a bathroom rented by Paul Maybury in a Melbourne suburb not far away, the white tiles from a 1980’s renovation were rotting away to reveal the original garish pink tiles underneath. Inspired by a western decor trend from the 1950’s and 1960’s, this would become their band name. Sceneless, The Pink Tiles scored numerous gigs with garage, punk, ye ye, art bands, and more. Described by some as bubblegum, pop, garage, girl group the sounds are reflected on their recorded releases: a cassingle, a pink LP and 90’s jewel case CDEP.
An outdated history can be found here :
Bands that you are influenced by…..
The Sonics, Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, The Freeloaders. The Kinks, The Perfect Fits, Breeders, Johnny Burnette Rock N Roll Trio, Chris Montez, The Scientists, Leslie Gore, The Gories, The Archies and many more.
Do you stop by roadside attractions if you see it on a billboard while on the road? If so what have you seen?
The Giant Koala, Dadswell Bridge.Victoria, Australia. It’s always closed though.
Craziest story you can tell us about touring …..
If I told you I’d have to kill you. (Paul)
There would have been heaps to tell if we ever went on a tour… watch this space
What Albums did you have on steady rotation in High School.
Breeders – Last Splash; Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted; Buddy Guy And Junior Wells- It’s My Life, Baby; Elvis Presley-Sun Sessions; The Amps – Pacer.
What are you looking forward to the most when you think about Gonerfest 12….
We’re excited about seeing everyone on the line up but especially Quintron, Jack O and King Louie’s newest act and of course we’re preparing ourselves for Gus’s world famous fried chicken and Memphis BBQ
Who are some of your favorite new Bands ….
Girl Crazy, Wet Lips ,Loose Tooth,Girl Fridas, Cable Ties, School Damage, Habits, The Electric Guitars and some band called Swim Team.Hierophants are not new but they are an excellent Melbourne band worthy of note. SMB are our heroes as are Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby.
Bands plans for the rest of 2015/2016
A Christmas single. Record more. Play more. Drink Milk. Eat more snax.