Friday Nights at NGV: Interview with James Chance and The Contortions

We had a quick chat with Friday Nights at NGV headliner James Chance, in Australia for the first time, ahead of his performance this Friday at NGV.

Describe your sound in 5 words or less?
Jazz, Funk, Punk

What’s your favourite gig you have played to date?
The last one.

What song do you wish you wrote?
Anything by James Brown

What part of making music excites you the most?
The rawness

What can someone expect from your live show?
Contortions songs old and new, intensity and plenty of dancing.

Tell us about the last song or album you created?

What is your favourite part of being involved in Friday Nights at NGV? I just love being in Australia for the first time.

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei showcases over 300 artworks that explore the parallels and intersections between the practices of these two exemplary artists. Are you excited about the exhibition?Yes

What else are you working on now? Or where are you next touring? After Australia I go to Japan and then back to NY.

Experience one of the original groups of the New York no wave music scene this Friday 15 Jan.