De Melbourne, Austrália vem o altamente lo-fi, Bored Nothing, entenda lo-fi aqui como o mais próximo do punk possível. É DIY lo-fi mesmo, tem muito de comparações feitas co o Elliot Smith em relação ao Bored Nothing na figura do Fergus Miller que é o cara do Bored Nothing, mas vai além, tem folk cru, tem experimentalismos diversos, tem bits, loops, e o que mais se imaginar pra criar peças esquizofrênicas e freaks.
Mais uma vez para o TBTCI o Half Japonese na figura do mestre Jad Fair fez escola, e o Bored Nothing é o melhor aluno disso tudo.
***** Interview with Boring Nothing *****
Q. When did Bored Nothing start, tell us about the history...
it started as me just making little recordings on tape in my bedroom and handing them out to people, and leaving them in libraries and things like that.
Q: Who are your influences?
i love the beatles, and i always have, but some of my favourites are elvis costello, big star, harry nilsson and a lot of local bands in melbourne where i live.
Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time
ooooooooh tough question.
ok.... in no particular order: (and all starting with B)…
Boards of Canada - Music has the right to children
Bob Dylan - Highway 51 Revisited
Beck - Sea Change
Bjork - Verspertine
Bikini Kill - Pussy Whipped
Q. How do you feel playing live?
sometimes it's the best feeling in the world: getting drunk, with my friends, seeing people sing along.
but sometimes it's terrible: seeing people bored out of their mind, talking while i'm trying to sing.
Q. How do you describe Bored Nothing sounds?
flat, boring, lo-fi.
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs?
i usually write some lyrics down in my little book, and then i will write some guitar that sounds like it fits the mood, and then do all the other instruments (all by myself) and then i'll try and make the words fit at the end.
Q. Which new bands do you recommended
i'm not to up to date with new bands, but my favourite 2 albums of the last year have been HTRK's: Psychic 9-5 Club & Sun Kil Moon's: Benji, for sure.
Q: Which bands would you love to make a cover version of?
i don't really like doing cover versions of songs that i like because if i like them already i'm afraid i'll ruin them, but there a heap of beatles songs i'd love to cover (Yer Blues, Her Majesty, Here comes the Sun, etc).
Q: What´s the plan for the future....
get some REST for starters... and then get back to work on some new projects i've started.
Q: Any parting words?