This week at Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier, Saskwatch will take to the stage. Ahead of their performance, we asked band member Liam McGorry a few questions about art, fashion and music. Book tickets now.
Describe your sound in 5 words or less?
Loud and Fun.
If your music was an artwork what would it look like?
Hopefully something by Miro or Felix Vallotton. Probably not though.
Who’s your favourite artist/artwork?
Probably Vallotton or Picasso. ‘To Lay Down Sun With Villerville’ is really great. We were lucky to see ‘Guernica’ when we were in Madrid last year and it really was an incredible experience.
What’s your favourite gig you have played to date?
Probably at Meredith. It was a dream come true. I’m really looking forward to playing at the NGV though, it’s another of those goals I’ve had since I was probably 12.
What inspires/influences your music the most?
Honestly, just having the chance to play in bands with my best friends. It’s a very fun and encouraging environment and one that really allows us to try and get better and better.
What song do you wish you wrote?
Gorillaz / Lou Reed – Some Kind Of Nature.
What part of making music excites you the most?
For me it’s both playing new songs for the first time in rehearsal, where it’s so exciting to see songs coming to life… and then touring playing night after night. It’s a weirdly casual life and then a deep focus for one hour a day. It’s great.
What can a punter expect from your live show?
Hopefully people just have fun and enjoy the show.
Tell us about the last song you wrote?
It was horrible.
What is the most unique/memorable item of clothing you own?
I have a pretty boring wardrobe. The most memorable are probably the 30-40 band T-shirts I’ve gathered over the last few years.
What was your worst fashion crime?
At one stage I was wearing some baby blue women’s jeans because they fit better!
What would your dream stage outfit be and who would design it?
Probably something Bowie-esque. By Bowie.