NGV Friday Nights: Interview with Augie March

We interviewed Augie March, who will be headlining NGV Friday Nights at NGV International on 16 Sep 2016.

Describe your sound in 5 words or less?
Modern, image-laden, evil.

If your music was an artwork what would it look like?
Images of Modern Evil by Albert Tucker.

What’s your favourite gig you have played to date?
A food and wine exhibition in Oregon with Dr. John.

What inspires/influences your music the most?
Deadlines, creditors.

What song do you wish you wrote?
Sussudio by Phil Collins.

What part of making music excites you the most?
You never know if it’s going to blossom and fruit or just dwindle. Either way it’s almost certain to drop off and disintegrate.

What can someone expect from your live show?
A goodly number of songs from the forgotten sheaf and many of them adorned with bows, pressed by cat gut, and strung highly.

Tell us about the last song or album you created?
It was a good, almost pacific experience. The album before was verging on a nightmare. Edvard Munch.

Degas: A New Vision showcases works by Edgar Degas that reveal how the artist observed the world around him. How do you feel your music reflects life today?
This is a question for the audience. If there has to be an answer from the grotto, maybe our little cracked mirror holds a picture of a small group who are the disenfranchised within the larger disenfranchised. They are the Essendon FC supporters.

What are you working on now?
An unusual Q&A and a large sauerkraut sandwich.