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Small Talk: Slumberjack

Perth's beat bangers on food, movies and profuse sweating.

Posted by Matt Derody

Perth’s powerhouse production duo Slumberjack have been on a roll since they released their self-titled debut EP, Reaching #2 on the iTunes electronic chart and securing Triple J rotation on tracks ‘Horus’ and ‘Felon.’ The reason for this success may be their disparate backgrounds of classical and world music which create original sounds full of hard-hitting beats and unique melodies.

While getting ready for their Australian tour, the Perth-based, bass-loving pair Morgan Then and Fletcher Ehlers found time to answer our small talk questions.

My Name… is Fletcher.

By night I… sleep.

My favourite TV show is… Suits.

The last movie I watched was… The Theory of Everything.

The first album I ever bought was… Jet – Get Born.

The last was… Ludovico Einaudi – In a Time Lapse.

If I wasn’t making music I would probably be… studying my guts out.

I’m addicted to… Lightly Salted, Slightly Sweet Popcorn and Korean BBQ.

The best thing about touring is… getting to see all our friends from other cities.

The worst thing is… going to bed at 3:30 and setting your alarm for 5:13 (and not being bothered to change it to 5.15 when you scrolled the time wrong).

My perfect gig would involve… lots of sweatiness with a super high energy vibe.

The first gig I went to was… Powderfinger.

The most important thing on my rider is… earplugs in case I forget mine. Gotta keep the earholes secured.

My hangover cure is… not drinking in the first place.

My favourite YouTube vid… depicts someone playing with their photobooth camera with the “swirl effect” turned on for 5 minutes.

My computer’s wallpaper is… the default wallpaper – I think Apple did pretty well on that front.

My Name is… Morgan.

By night I… sometimes want to be Batman.

My favourite TV show is… Sherlock Holmes.

The last movie I watched was… The Golden Compass.

The first album I ever bought was… Backstreet Boys – Millennium.

The last was… Alison Wonderland – Run.

If I wasn’t making music I would probably be… rock climbing.

I’m addicted to… Kimchi and this Chinese chilli thing (trust me, google Lao Gan Ma).

The best thing about touring is… meeting new people and catching up with friends.

The worst thing is… not having my Chinese chilli thing with me at all times.

My perfect gig would involve… every single person walking away drenched in their own sweat from dancing.

The first gig I went to was… The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

The most important thing on my rider is… cheese, prosciutto and enough water.

My hangover cure is… Japanese Ramen/Vietnamese Pho.

My favourite YouTube vid is… More Hunger Games – A Bad Lip Reading of Catching Fire.

My computer’s wallpaper is… our debut EP cover art.

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