Have You Heard: Readable Graffiti

15 August 2012 | 2:45 am | Staff Writer

Have you heard of Readable Graffiti? Get to know them a little more, right here.

How did you get together?
Buttons Machiavelly, vocals: Chris Readable and Christian Graffiti have been writing music and making beautiful noises together in the confines of their bedroom for many years. Frontman Buttons Machiavelly was recruited after the boys picked him up while he was jazz-hitchhiking (half naked with a rucksack full of juicy oranges) on the way to the coast. Buttons led the band out of the bedroom and into a world where big basslines and glitchy electro meet live guitars, vocals and synths.

Have you recorded anything or do you prefer to tool around in your bedroom?
After spending many years tooling around in the bedroom, Readable Graffiti have just released their second EP, Male Mood Swings… available for free download through Readable Graffiti at Bandcamp.

Can you sum up your band's sound in four words?
Music for intellectually impaired.

If you could support any band in the world, who would it be and why?
Buddy Holly – one of the band members is a reincarnation of him.

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If a higher power smites your house and you can only save one record from the fire, what would it be?
Beatles Hits For Kids.

Do you have a lucky item of clothing you wear for gigs and what is it?
I feel incomplete if I perform without my ski goggles strapped to my noggin.

If you invited someone awesome 'round for dinner what would you cook?
Patatas fritas con huevos.

What's your favourite place to drink in Melbourne?
I always trip out at the Butterfly Club in South Melbourne. Great drag shows!