Shitty Interview No.68
In the midst of a cold snap in late May, Sebastien & I found ourselves backstage at The Big Pineapple Music Festival contributing (or trying) to a freestyle rap encore headed up by THE DELTA RIGGS vocalist, Elliott Hammond & guitarist, Jesse J Pattinson. I remember something awesome along the lines of… “She only wants me for my cutlery”…??? I would have to agree with Elliot when he said “I felt an easy artistic cohesion between the four of us”. This was a clear highlight & it only made sense to leave the festival immediately after that (& a few more plastic cup beers together).
Since then, THE DELTA RIGGS have released their studio LP entitled ‘Active Galactic‘, featuring 13 new cuts that run the gamut of musical genres from the Rolling Stones inspired “Surgery of Love”, the disco-rock of “Never Seen This Before” & the high powered N*E*R*D infused “Baddest Mother Fucker in the Beehive”, & a comprehensive run of dates throughout Australia presented by triple J.
Watch the story unfold here THE DELTA RIGGS on Facebook.
But for now, please enjoy our Sticks & Stones Shitty Interview with THE DELTA RIGGS along with awesome snaps by Sydney photographer & friend, JAMES ADMAS.
Sticks & Stones: Favourite childhood movie?
The Delta Riggs: Agro’s Cartoon Connection, Predator, Mr Squiggle.
Sticks & Stones: Please describe your perfect day/night. List tasks in order.
The Delta Riggs: Wake up, Build a cannon, determine the colour 9 (have you seen it?), fix myself good. Goodnight.
Sticks & Stones: You have to impress someone & cook them dinner. What do you cook?
The Delta Riggs: Buy 5 carrots, scrape them along the ground. Buy 7 olives & serve them in an abandoned plastic bag with Sprite. Repeat this process in the bedroom.
Sticks & Stones: How are your survival skills? Would you survive in the wild?
The Delta Riggs: Ummm….. Duh, ‘Predator’ fav movie. What do you think!?
Sticks & Stones: What makes you feel better?
The Delta Riggs: Kites, 5 crackers, Flat battery spares, A break, ‘Moonlight Sonata’, Shirt from the freezer (in summer), Moonpie Sultanas.
Sticks & Stones: Worst thing that has ever entered your mouth?
The Delta Riggs: About a month ago, this girl backstage put her finger in Jesse’s (from the band) nose… Like up there! & then put that same finger in my mouth. Also once my laughing sucked in a fly.
Sticks & Stones: Last time you cried?
The Delta Riggs: I’m looking at my house keys (there are 2). Perhaps I could recall a time when I cried because it was so cold & then I became drunk & my tears froze. (I can’t confirm that). My roommates cat died suddenly once, so I cried in the laundry.
Sticks & Stones: You have to swap out a body part for anything you can see right now. What do you do?
The Delta Riggs: I’m still looking at my house keys now. I rarely fail in finishing things I start. The smartest thing to do would be to swap out my septum for 2 perfectly positioned horizontal keys. Grownups don’t do that. They buy bowls to put their keys in & show off the keys.
Sticks & Stones: Legally change your name to anything else.
The Delta Riggs: Dracula. Falcon Eagle Hawk. Destruction Hammond. Mr Flat Chested Jams.
Sticks & Stones: Last time you fucked up?
The Delta Riggs: As if…