Exciting up and comers The Fuzzrays have a cracking debut EP inspired by the likes of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Stone Roses, Thee Oh Sees, Connan Mockasin. All four members of The Fuzzrays are around eighteen years old, with Jack & Will on vox/guitar, Maximus on bass and Elvis Walsh (son of Cosmic Psycho’s Bill) on drums. Recorded at Melbourne’s Black Garage Records, the EP Velvet Curtains and Seashell Toilet Seatsis out now.
Jack Grundy was ten years old when his family packed up and moved to Australia from England, his early introduction to music filled with the classic British sounds of the day, he remained untainted by the influences many young Aussie music lovers endure and only eight short years after arriving here, it shines through in his singing, playing & songwriting style. Jack answers some questions for Hi Fi Way: The Pop Chronicles.
How excited are you being able to launch your debut EP?
Very excited, it’s been a long time coming.
Has it been hard work getting to this point?
It’s been a bit up, down and sideways to get to this point, but I think we all expected it wasn’t gonna be too smooth. Fun though.
Sonically, how would you describe your debut EP?
We got a review calling it a mess, so we will stick with that.
Are there plans for an album at some stage?
An album is on the table. We have a lot of content that we wanna get out there.
What moments do you remember most from the recording sessions?
One of the highlights of the whole process was when Will broke the Tetris world record. Probably.
How did the band meet?
We all met through Tinder actually. But we have mutual friends so it’s fine.
Is there a story behind the band name?
Yes, there is a story behind the band name…
What do you think your defining song from the EP is?
We all have our own favourite song from the EP, they all sound different from each other, so it can be whichever you want it to be.
Who has been the biggest influence on The Fuzzrays?
I could talk about influences all day, but to keep it short: Stone Roses, Ty Segall, Gun Club, Eddy Current Suppression Ring.
Is there an Australian tour planned?
An Australian tour hasn’t been planned, we don’t have money or fans. However, an opportunity in Adelaide has come up so, we plan to start there.
What’s next for The Fuzzrays?
We wanna have a lot of things planned, so I guess u just gotta look out for us.
Interview by Rob Lyon
Check out The Fuzzrays on Bandcamp