Airbourne over Europe! The rockers from Down Under love touring the big European cities. I met David Roads and we talked about black dogs barking and Christmas in Australia …
Interview: Dennis Rowehl / Pic by courtesy of WARNER, by Martin Philbey
entertaim.net: The charts positions are also very positive. How does this feel?
David Roads: Absolutely … we’re number 1 in Canada, that’s awesome!We’re nominated for an Australie award …
entertaim.net: How big are you in the States?
David Roads: Well, not as big as right here. We’ve got lots of fans in the USA but it’s a massive country … some fans are here, some there … (laughing). We haven’t toured there enough but there are good reasons to get back to North America … especially Canada (laughing). But America is a differnt market but you have to tour there frequently. Right now Europe, The UK, Australia is very huge. Maybe next year we will go to Canada?
entertaim.net: Black Dog Barking! What was the inspiration for that album title?
David Roads: The meaning behind this is … we’re a Rock band and sometimes we like to exceed db limits. Sometimes people tell us to turn down and we say: Hey, we’re a Rock band. Fuck you! Sometimes we have to break rules and the black dog is a metaphor … the black dog is coming to get you!
entertaim.net: You’ve got a dog?
David Roads:My parents do on the farm! I like dogs!
entertaim.net: You had a good time on tour yet?
David Roads: Oh yeah … many weird stories happened and it’s fun hanging out with the other bands. Having drinks and stuff!
entertaim.net: Outside the venue we’ve got terrible weather … so do you spend much time on sight-seeing?
David Roads: Oh no … not much! I love sunlight but right now in Northern Europe I cannot find the sun (laughing), so I spend most of the time inside the venues! But touring is awesome, meeting lots of people, different cultures! That’s the way we wanted to spend our lives!
entertaim.net: Is there any any questions you’ve never been asked before or a topic you want to talk about so bad?
David Roads: (laughing) No, not really!
entertaim.net: Okay … nice talking to your. Enjoy the rest of the tour and enjoy Christmas back in Australia!
David Roads: Yeah, thank you very much!