Hockey Dad is an Australian duo that makes some pretty fun, surfy indie-pop music. And, as it turns out, they’re some pretty interesting dudes, too.
Their drummer, Billy, graciously offered a few minutes of his time to answer our silly questions.
While you read, take a listen to their music and try not to let your mind wander towards warm spring weather… (Oh, who are we kidding? This is Austin - the spring weather came several weeks early.)
The LP Questionnaire
Do you have any nicknames? Stevo and Flemmo
1. Pretend you're 15 (and tell us what year it is, if you don't mind). Name three songs you'd put on a mixtape for your girlfriend/boyfriend.
The year would've been 2011, and if I had to make a mixtape for my missus, it probably would've included...
Parkway Drive - Karma
Arctic Monkeys - Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
Tyler The Creator - Untitled 63
2. Which evil villain would make the best president?
Dr. Evil, top bloke.
3. What was your favorite cartoon as a child?
All of Looney Tunes has shaped my sense of humour for sure, I still try to watch it as much as I can hey.
4. What superpower do you wish you had?
Being able to breathe underwater... drowning would be such a drag.
5. What would the title of your autobiography be?
Dingo In The Daintree.
Thee Oh Sees - We only just watched them at our local a couple of weeks ago, and it was mental, so we'd love to see them again hey. You know it's a good show when your mate jumps off a speaker and snaps his arm.
Yuck - Depending on how many beers I've had, and whether or not they play it, I can almost guarantee I'll be screaming along to "The Wall" as loud as I can... absolute ripper of a song.
Teen Suicide - One of my mates showed me their Bandcamp not too long ago, and I fell in love with the raw production on their recordings. Would be sweet to catch them at the old SXSW.
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