The Return of No Age


No Age are returning to Australia this February, and if you only see one live show in 2019, make it No Age in Australia this February.

They’re consistently mind-blowing live, and you’d have to be a fool to miss them, No Age, when they tour Australia this February. No Age are guitarist Randy Randall and drummer/vocalist Dean Allen Spunt. We had a chat with Randy about the tour (in Australia this February), albums in the works, records he’s been digging, and some other stuff. You read now, please.


How old is your boy now?

Five. He’s a beast. So much fun.

Any plans for more kids?

Yeah, we’re expecting another one in June.

Amazing! What about Dean?

Dean has a 3-year-old boy.

Are you tying your tubes after kid number two?

No way. I wanna have a whole bunch of kids.

How many? I don’t have any, but I think eight is my limit.

I could do twelve.

Yeah, you definitely come across as a two-figure dude. So, you guys are out here in Feb?

Yeah. I’m stoked to be coming back.

How long has it been?

Ten years.

Ten years of no Australia. What are you most looking forward to getting into here that you can’t get in the states?

Oh, man. Good question. I wanna go to the RØDE microphone factory and get some mics and hunt for Eddy Current Suppression Ring 7”s… Maybe some Tym guitars… There’s a cool boutique pedal company that makes a pedal called ‘Sick As’. Bondi Effects, they’re called. I’ll check them out.

What about the food we got over here?

What’s the vegan Australian Cuisine?

Dunno if that’s a thing.

I remember getting pineapple on a Subway sandwich in Melbourne last time.

That’s a thing. We put pineapple on pizza too. What about Aussie audiences, are they generally pretty good?

Yes. We had such an insane time last time we were there. The audiences were incredible. We played Laneway and did club shows with Jay Reatard. I miss Jay… I wish we would have come back sooner but it’s tough with festivals and booking folks.

Who’s bringing you out?

Zach from Oh Jean records is organizing this run, just because he wanted to see us. He messaged on Instagram, and I said we wanna go, so he called up some clubs and now we’re going.

Sweet. It’s gonna be a rad time for you guys. Summer!

Can’t wait.

Five years between albums. Can we attribute that to fatherhood?

Yeah, and us both getting married. We wanted to take some time and reconnect with the people at home. We were non-stop touring for six years.

Right.

We’re working on a new album right now, though.

Another one?

Yeah. Hopefully we’ll have some new songs to play live in Feb. I also have a solo ambient record coming out in March on Dangerbird Records.

What’s it called?

It’s called Sound Field: Volume One. It’ll come with a book and poster print from the film that I made to go along with the album.

Cool. What does it sound like?

It’s a conceptual soundtrack to an art installation focused on modes of transportation. Volume one is about the Ten Freeway in Southern California, from the Desert (Palm Springs) to the Beach (Santa Monica). It’s an instrumental ambient record. Kinda like Brian Eno’s Music for Airports.

Sick. And there’s a new No Age album in the works. Your last record, Snares Like a Haircut, came out in January, right?

Yeah, Snares was last Jan.

You guys are busy.

We’re back in the swing of things.

Any surprise covers in the set on the Oz tour?

Nothing planned yet. But there’s still time. What should we play?

I’d love to hear a No Age version of ‘How Soon is Now’… That song is actually begging you guys for a cover.

Yeah, that’d be cool.

Difficult to get that swirling shudder guitar sound, though.

I could work something up.

What albums are on high rotation at the Randall residence?

A lot of The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack, Mystic 100’s (aka Milk Music), Manuel Gottsching. He is so epic. Mystic 100’s are equally epic.

I wish I could repay you with something interesting I’m listening to…

What you got?

‘Wichita Lineman’ by Glen Campbell?

I like The Meter’s cover of ‘Wichita Lineman.’

Yeah, that’s good. Alright, man, thanks for your time!

See you in Sydney!

Bring your swimming trunks

Wait. Do you have Valentine’s Day down there?

Yup.

Is Feb 14th Valentine’s Day? That’s when we’re playing.

I think so, yeah.

We should do something romantic for the show…

You should. Make it special for all the lovers in the audience.

Totally. We’ll think of something.

No Age Australia Tour Dates

Feb 14 – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW

Feb 16 – Mojo’s Bar, North Fremantle, VIC

Feb 19 – The Zoo, Fortitude Valley, QLD

Feb 21 – The Barwon Club Hotel, South Geelong, VIC

Feb 22 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC

No Age tickets and tour info available HERE

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