The LP Questionnaire/Pick Three - Hockey Dad

Written by Rory Burbeck | Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016

2016 SXSW Showcasing Artist Hockey Dad. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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
Name: Billy
Do you have any nicknames? Stevo and Flemmo
Country: Australia

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.

Pick Three

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.

Hockey Dad will perform twice at the SXSW Music Festival: Wednesday, March 16 at Valhalla (710 Red River St) and Friday, March 18 at The Sidewinder Inside (715 Red River St).

Photo courtesy of the artist