August 30th, 2012
Currently in the middle of their own national tour that has included sell-out shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide, we are very happy to announce that Loon Lake will be supporting Ball Park Music on their Museum Tour this coming October. With a few songs that have been going gangbusters over on the js (‘Bad to Me’ and ‘Cherry Lips’ anyone?), Loon Lake are very much the flavour of the month right now.
Before stepping out on stage to launch Loon Lake’s new EP Thirty Three, guitarist Sime Nolan took a spare 3 minutes and 52 seconds to fill us in on his true loves: surfing and drinking beer – oh and playing a bit of guitar too.
Who? Sime Nolan. What do you do? Play guitar in Loon Lake, and also teach little tackers music. City you call home? Melbourne. The best thing about being you right now? I get holidays in three weeks, where I’ll do nothing but surf, beach, watch footy, drink and eat. Tea or coffee? Tea. Life changing record? The Strokes: Is This It. Dream collaboration? Julian Casablancas. What inspires you? People, stories, family, friends, laughter, and life. If not playing a gig where can we find you? I like to surf, go to the footy, and hang with my family and friends. But most of the time I’m at work, working for the man. I’m buying drinks, what’s your poison? Beer – XXXX, Carlton Draught, MB. Best record right now? Frank Ocean: channel ORANGE. One song to guarantee a private car sing-along? Robbie Williams: ‘Angels’ – YouTube that ‘Live at Knebworth’ – I challenge you to find a bigger sing-along. Childhood crush? Kate Moss. Coolest person in your phonebook? My old man – Tez. Which band would you die to play for, if not your own? The Beatles. Favourite, quirky possession? Golf shot scoring watch. Scrunch or fold? Scrunch. Guilty pleasure? Dim Sims. First gig? Chocolate Starfish – Yarrawonga Foreshore. Fireworks scared the shit out of me. First record? I remember having Blood Sugar Sex Magik on tape – dunno if I brought it, or my older bros did though? Anyway that’s one of my first albums I really got into. There’s a mini, five-band festival at yours, who’s playing? I’m gonna go with five I’m really digging right now: Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Drake, The xx, Kurt Vile and Royal Headache. Tell us one odd thing we don’t know? My uncle Mick Nolan played in the 1975 North Melbourne premiership side. He spent most of his after football life in Brisbane. Two minute noodles, Mac & Cheese or baked beans on toast? Cheese on toast – there is no meal as simple, cost effective and tasty as cheese on toast. Worst. Movie. Ever? Going to go with one I watched a couple of nights ago – Margaret. I got told it was good by reliable sources but I couldn’t stand it. The lead role character drove me insane. Probably not the worst ever though. You and the other half are breaking up, which one record do you fight for? Amy Winehouse: Back To Black. It’s Christmas Eve – Die Hard or Home Alone? Die Hard. What’s on your rider? Heaps of beer – as many slabs as we can get, but usually we never get enough. Riders are a real mystery to me, sometimes they are there, sometimes they aren’t. Most diva-like demand? More beer. Most embarrassing stage moment? Broke two strings on two different guitars within two songs. Said to the audience ‘I’m having a c*** of a time up here’. Realised after I had said it, what actually came out my mouth. Sincerely apologize to that audience. The world’s ending and Denzel Washington is nowhere in sight – what do you do? I have a mate who makes music under the name ‘denzal squashington’ so I would call him. Favourite cafe anywhere? Breadline – Moonee Ponds – Super sandwhiches. Kouta eats there everyday. If you could be any cartoon character, what would it be? Homer. Favourite shower croon? The opening horn line to Move on Up’. Has there ever been a more danceable melody written? When I grow up, I want to be….? Retired on the coast – I’ll wake up go for a surf, come home have a big breaky, read the paper, go for another surf, eat lunch, go for dusk surf, then have a couple of cans and watch the cricket or footy – whatever season. Do it again tomorrow. Song most likely to get you onto the dance floor? As said above – ‘Move on Up’ by Curtis Mayfield. Favourite composition of your own? Weird question. This is probably most suited to Sam as he is the chief songwriter in our group. But yeah of Loon Lake it would be our song called ‘The Week’. But of my own it is called ‘Memory Lane’, most likely it will never be heard by anyone but my girlfriend and I. What are you doing after answering these questions? Cooking dinner. When your baby, when your baby smiles at you, you go to….. Yep the best city I have ever been to. Rio. I love that joint. I would love to be sitting on Ipanema beach right now. They bring cold cans to you. Don’t even have to move.