Secondbest: The Look.

16 September 2002 | 12:00 am | Bianca Valentino
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It’s A Movielife.

Secondbest play the Surfers Paradise Beergarden on Friday, the Lions Den Café on Saturday and Beach Road Nightclub on Sunday.

Hot on the heels of their debut EP Don't Look Back, southerners Secondbest are back in QLD to promote their wares.

“We're playing our first show at the Beer Garden, Surfers Paradise with New School Hero. It's their CD launch,” starts drummer Aram Kemer. “Our CD has been doing really good. We're quite surprised really at how good it's been doing.”

It was a while in coming.

“We had a few problems with the actual release of the CD.”

Wasn't the CD supposed to come out on Fifth Wheel Records?

“We had some personal band issues with the Fifth Wheel Records people and we had to part. With the CD we had a few problems with the presser and so the actual CD launch date was effected by that so we had to release it heaps heaps later. That's the kind of problems you get with a band I guess.”

Secondbest also have a split CD in the works with Blueline Medic, Midtown & The Movielife due for a September release.

“That's true. It's getting released on MCA Records in America. Our lead singer Nathan came up with the concept and he e-mailed Midtown & The Movielife and they arranged it from there with the help of Redline Records and now that's where it is today.”

This is one band that definitely has world domination in their sites.

“To be honest with you, this is my opinion and the rest of the band's opinion we sort of what to take Secondbest as far as it can possibly go as it's our careers. I mean we've given up absolutely everything for the band. Literally everything, it's extremely hard. I just had to break up with my girlfriend 'cause of the band and I really love my girlfriend but we had to do that because my career is more important 'cause girls come and go if you know what I mean. My brother gave up school now he works and our bass player is going to give up school after this tour. You have to give up a lot, I mean we haven't got too much money and can't go out as much as everyone else can.”

Do you think you'll ever have any regrets having to give up so much for our career?

“In my life I've never actually said that I regret anything, cause if I regretted something I wouldn't be who I am today. We don't regret anything, what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. I don't regret anything; they're more or less lessons.”