Noogie: Struck Oils.

23 September 2002 | 12:00 am | Dave Cable
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Noogie Nights.

Noogie play the Nambour RSL on October 4 and M-One at ANZ Stadium on October 5.

For someone that’s just been woken for a round of interviews, Noogie frontman Nick sounds remarkably alert.

“I didn’t get the schedule or something, it’s probably my own fault,” he laughs.

Since the release of their new album Remote Controller the band have been working flat out on the promo trail, and last weekend the band found themselves playing in Brisbane. The Sydney rockers are about to follow up with some serious touring with one of Australia’s favourite bands, as well as a slot on the M-One bill.

“We’re getting packed up and ready to go on tour with Midnight Oil,” he enthuses. “We’re right up the east coast, then into M-One, and then into some shows with the Tea Party.”

As legend would have it, Midnight Oil’s audience can be notoriously difficult to play for; it’s almost certain to be a baptism of fire.

“I‘m not sure. We’re just going to get out there and play our set, basically. Soak up the experience. I watched a show about them the other night, we’ll see what they think.”

While Noogie are a Sydney band, they initially got signed up in the US, where their first album Learn To Swim was released. With the completion of Remote Controller, it’s on the cards the band will head back to the US for some touring.

“We did a quick trip to America and did some showcases for the new album,” Nick explains. “We got some really positive responses. We can’t wait to get back over there and get on the road. The album’s not out over there yet.”

“The plan at the moment is to finish up the Midnight Oil tour and see where we are from there. We’re not sure yet if we’ll be touring America, or if we’re going to go in and record a whole heap of new songs.”

Not a lot of time between recording sessions…

“Some of the songs on Remote Controller are four years old for us. Even the newest stuff is about a year and a half old. We had some weird timing with the September 11 stuff, so we’re really keen to get in and play something new. We haven’t got a lot of stuff written yet. I think Remote Controller is a good representation of what the band’s about, but hopefully we can improve on it with the next one.”