Graham Reid | | 1 min read
If'n it ain't broke then don't fix it, right?
So when Brisbane rock band Dead Letter Circus went back into the studio to record their fourth album, their first of new material since 2015's massive Aesthesis, they pulled in producers Forrester Savell and Mat Bartlem who had worked with them on Aesthesis.
And as before this self-titled album is full of sky-scaling hooks and driving metal edge songs. There is politics, angst, white-knuckle rock and much more from a band which set their phasers to stun and turn it up to "further".
With the new album just released it is timely then to throw a Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire to founder and frontman Kim Benzie . . .
The first piece of music which really affected you was . . .
Pantera - This Love
Your first (possibly embarrassing) role models in music were . . .
Lennon or Jagger, Ramones or Nirvana, Madonna or Gaga, Jacko or Jay-Z?
LENNON, NIRVANA, GAGA, JACKO
If music was denied you, your other career choice would be . . .
International dumpling taster
The three songs (yours, or by others) you would love everyone to hear are . . .
COG – Resonate
DEAD LETTER CIRCUS - We Own the light
Tool - Pushit (salival Version)
Any interesting, valuable or just plain strange musical memorabilia at home...
Pantera drumstick from the Far Beyond Driven tour
The best book on music or musicians you have read is . . .
If you could get on stage with anyone it would be?
The three films you'd insist anybody watch because they might understand you better are . . .
Matrix, Fight Club, Man on Fire
The last CD or vinyl album you bought was . . . (And your most recent downloads include…)
One song, royalties for life, never have to work again. The song by anyone, yourself included, which wouldn't embarrass you in that case would be . .
You’re The Voice
The poster, album cover or piece of art could you live with on your bedroom forever would be . . .
You are allowed just one tattoo, and it is of . . .
Shelton Woolright’s face doing a thumbs up on my butt cheek.
David Bowie sang, “Five years, that's all we've got . . .” You would spend them where and doing what?