Last year MT WARNING released his debut album Midnight Set, packed his bags and hit the road, playing shows and waking up to hangovers around the world. Since then he’s been keeping fewer appearances and clocking substantial time in his Byron Bay garage, crafting the new EP Petrified Heart. Last night, Mikey got his shit together and got back in front of a crowd, treating them new sounds.
The show last night was at Hibernian House, home to a plethora of pained, strained and beautiful artists. The idea was to play somewhere intimate and unique and that wouldn’t freak me out as I hadn’t left my garage for 6 months making this EP. Baby steps, you know? We loaded up a sound system big enough for a festival and thank fuck the lift was working, we didn’t even mind the piss smell as we knew we would have died walking it up 5 flights of stairs. After that our host put on some tribal Incan music as we filled some crates with cold Corona’s (of which half a dozen fell down the said 5 flights of stairs to keep the rats in the basement at bay). Somehow about a hundred people found their way into ‘The Shadow Lodge’ and after I made them listen to my intro sound collage of The Platters version of Unchained Melody with Kate Winslet’s seduction monologue from Eternal Sunshine, I proceeded to blast them with my new EP for 28 minutes straight. It was a good time – MB
Always up for a cerveza and some stupid fucking questions, I spent some quality time with Mikey and got to the core of the hot topics…
Would you rather have your body found on a pile of sex toys OR a pile of drugs?
I can’t do one without the other.
Would you rather spend the rest of your life trapped in a room full of mirrors OR one day in the body of Chad Kroeger from Nickleback?
The memories of Avril might well be wroth the pain.
Would you rather be able to speak every language in the world fluently OR be the best in the world at something of your choosing?
Language tricks pull the chicks.
Would you rather get slapped in the face by Floyd Mayweather OR by Tony Abbott holding a Yellowfin Tuna?
I like to feel it when someone slaps me, so Floyd’s the boy.
Would you rather be deaf but play incredible guitar OR have perfect hearing but you can only play the spoons?
Shredding is a state of mind, I don’t think Eddie Van Halen listened to his guitar, I don’t think he’d live with himself otherwise.
Would you rather have the best house in a shitty neighbourhood OR the worst house in a fancy neighbourhood?
I have a shit house in a shit neighbourhood, but it’s mine.
Would you rather write hit songs that your friends hate OR amazing music your friends adore, but it never charts?
I make friends anywhere.
Would you rather forget your best memories OR only see the world in black and white?
There is only black and white.
Would you rather be itchy for the rest of your life OR be sticky for the rest of your life?
You are fucked both ways there…… Itching can be fun, I’ll take an itch.
Would you rather have to say everything OR your mind or never be able to speak again?
Would you rather have vaginas OR ears or penises for fingers?
How fun would Burger Rings become…