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Porn Names, 'Star Wars' & Everything Else Sydonia Learnt About Tour-Mates Jericco

12 November 2015 | 1:51 pm | Staff Writer

Part one of a three-way band-on-band-on-band extravaganza

JericcoSydonia and Kiwi mates Villainy should need no introduction to discerning fans of quality local heavy music. Indeed, all three acts have spent considerable time and effort garnering a hell of a reputation for energetic, brutal live performances and polished, technically proficient tunes. 

Just in case you're not yet well acquainted though, The Music has called upon the three acts — who are about to embark upon a four-date, two-weekend, three-way headline tour, which kicks off in Brisbane tomorrow and rolls through Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide over the next couple of weeks — to engage in a bit of hot band-on-band-on-band action in order to see how much the tour-mates know about each other and what they're expecting ahead of their sojourn.

With each band having a new full-length released at some stage in the past 18 months (Villainy as recently as last month), they're primed and ready to hit the road — but, first, we need to talk about the real issues. To that end, in part one of our Q&A series, Sydonia quizzes Jericco on everything from ideal band porn names and Star Wars to essential songs for their tour set-list.

It's enlightening and just a bit frightening — read their chat below.

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How is the new Jericco material coming along?

Slowly but steady. We still have plenty to push with the current material so it is not a focus at the moment.

What song will definitely  be on your set-list for all of this tour's shows?

Dance Like No One's Watching... because even if you hate our band you will love that song.

In your opinion, will The Force Awakens be better than The Clone Wars?

I am assuming this is a Star Wars-based question and having not seen either I like to think that The Force Awakens is a sequel to a police show of criminals getting out of jail and fighting back, and I assume Clone Wars is about people with confidence issues who tend to break a lot of mirrors? So The Force Awakens!

What's the worst thing you've seen another band member do?

I watched another band pull the power to the stage during another band's set... 

If Jericco was a pornstar what would his or her name be?

Jizzy Co-Co.

If you could have written any Beatles or Rolling Stones song, which one would it be?

Let It Be (Dubstep Remix).

What song or artist was playing when you popped your cherry?

Alanis Morrissette.

What has been the biggest change in creative process/style/song writing from the last album to the new one you are working on?

Programming drums as opposed to recording real drums... unfortunately having to follow the crowd due to budget!

Can you give us a rundown of how Jericco's creative process works?

One of us will come in with foundations of a song, we learn it, we workshop, we fight for hours, we get stoked and we record it. Generally the theme and intentions of the song is obvious in the early stages so its great to get everyones interpretations and develop into something we transfer to the stage.

Who from the band will be joining us on stage for Bateria?

Anthony... #insidejoke.. all of us will be back-up dancers for sure!


Jericco, Sydonia & Villainy's joint tour of Australia kicks off in Brisbane tomorrow, 13 November. For more dates, venues and other booking information, see theGuide or check The Music App.