Here’s an interview we did for Inpress Magazine a few months back for those who didn’t get to read it before.
What do you think is your band’s greatest strength?
Adam Kurzel, guitar/vocals: “Falling through stage floors, getting locked out of our own gig, touring America with seven people in an RV for five weeks and playing 4:30am gigs.”
What was your worst gig ever and why?
“Never a bad gig, except maybe for 4:30am ones; just happy to play and always on the look out for new places new people and new opportunities.”
If you could time travel back to any gig in history which would it be and why?
“Playing at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in LA in 2007. An amazing and surreal experience knowing the music and people who had graced the stage in years gone by. It’s a damn impressive wall of rock’n’roll fame.”
What movie do you think your music would best accompany and why?
“Our songs would have been featured in Watchmen, but Zack Snyder never called. I’m sure the movie will be fine even without our tracks.”
What are your plans for the immediate future? And the rest of the year?
“Upcoming Melbourne shows at Curtin Bandroom, Ruby’s Belgrave and Northcote Social Club. We aim to hit the studio to record later in the year.”
Favourite “pick me up for a bug night” drink?
“Jägerbomb or a shot of scotch whisky, that’ll put hairs on ya chest. [Drummer] Doc and [bassist] Marki are living proof.”
In case you missed it, Shotgun Zero had their first gig last week at Musicland. Check out the full story over at the Shotgun Zero website.
After performing several shows as a three piece (including an incredible show with the Hoodoo Gurus) and writing some exciting new songs, it became clear that the Nitidus name was no longer relevant to the band we have become. It has been a long and gruelling struggle to find a new name, but we finally picked Shotgun Zero and are now moving ahead to create more new sounds.
Be sure to subscribe to the Shotgun Zero blog to get all the latest news on upcoming Shotgun Zero events.
Spread the word, Shotgun Zero is here and ready to rock your world!
It has been a long time coming, but today we’re officially announcing that Nitidus is on indefinite hiatus and will no longer be performing in the foreseeable future. To paraphrase Billy Gould at the break up of Faith No More in 1998,
The decision among the members is mutual, and there will be no pointing of fingers, no naming of names, other than stating, for the record, that ‘PC started it’.
Early in 2008, lead singer Patrick “PC” Clemenger made the hard decision to move back to New Zealand to start a family, while Nitidus continued to perform around Melbourne as a three-piece with Marki, Adam and myself (Doc). The four of us reunited once more in February 2009 for the A.R.E.A. 9 festival in New Zealand, where we had an absolute blast. We had great creative chemistry, despite not having played together in almost a year. When the three of us inevitably returned to Australia, we no longer wanted to continue as Nitidus without founding member PC on the mic. As a three piece, we feel that the band has changed significantly, and so it was agreed to hang up the Nitidus name.
We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years, we couldn’t have come this far without you. We hope you will continue to support us in our next endeavours, but more on that soon.
PC, Marki, Adam and Doc remain on good terms and continue to be active musicians. You haven’t seen the last of us, so make sure you’re subscribed to this blog for news in the near future.
So long… for now.
This is what they call a ‘tease’.
Check back soon for the full reveal.
Firstly, congratulations to HR King for winning the Perisher Launch Your Band Australian music competition for his song Fearless. Of course that also means that Nitidus didn’t win unfortunately… but for every door that closes, another opens and once more we put the call out to you awesome people to flex your voting power.
Adam has entered some Nitidus tracks to Triple M’s Unsigned Find competition (cheers Adz!). The competition is run via the social networking website OurStage and, as of this writing, The Taste is sitting at 317th in the competition. You guys can help change that and potentially win some cash in return. Here’s how to enter (taken from the website):
- Create a free OurStage account.
- From April 1, start judging in the Triple M Unsigned Find channel.
- You’ll automatically be entered to win $5,000! Each vote = 1 entry into the draw.
Have fun, good luck and thanks for your support, you guys rock!
It’s finally here!
You can now get Nitidus tracks straight to your iPod with three new released songs available on iTunes.
All the tracks are DRM-free (which means they work in nearly any digital music player) and are only $1.69 per track. Get ‘em while they’re hot people!
Quick reminder: if you’re looking for something to do this Easter Saturday (11 April), come down to Ruby’s Lounge in Belgrave for a beer with friends and be treated to the rockin’ sounds of Dusted Orange, Spark Iris and The Rock City Riff Raff. Adam, Marki and myself (Doctor K) will be on stage first to crank out some Nitidus tracks. Much fun guaranteed, so come on down to Ruby’s Lounge. Only $10 at the door.
Full details on Last.fm
Check out the Nitidus songs 21 Alibis, The Taste and Red Morning at www.launchyourband.com.au
While you’re there why not make “Your Pick” from the Launch Your Band jukebox and you could WIN a Perisher Snow Holiday!
Also be sure to give the Nitidus tracks a high rating. Your ratings will determine which band gets their song featured in the 2009 Perisher Freeride TV commercials, as well as a live performance at the Perisher Spring Carnival in September 2009.
Have fun, and maybe we’ll see you on the slopes of Perisher this snow season.