June 28th, 2012 | By
Millions must be feeling about a million bucks right now (sorry, had to do it). They’ve just put out their first EP, they’re of the headliners for 4 Walls Festival, they’re playing BIGSOUND Live AND they’re about to hit the road for the EP Launch Tour to End All EP Launch Tours. Guitarist Ted Tilbrook took some time out from playing guitars and cards to spend 3 minutes and 52 seconds with us.
Who? Ted. What do you do? Play guitar in Millions, table sport champion, card shark and phone worker. City you call home? Brisbane/London. The best thing about being you right now? I just got my cast off and I got some eBay packages today. Tea or coffee? Either. Life changing record? Probably Up the Bracket by The Libertines. It pretty much made me want to be in a band from that point on at age 14. Dream collaboration? I would love for James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem to produce a Millions album. What inspires you? Probably the thing that inspires me most is when I hear a song that instantly connects with me and I think what can I take from this song to make one of my own songs better. If not playing a gig where can we find you? At home probably playing pool and watching a HBO series of some sort. I’m buying drinks, what’s your poison? I’m a pretty big beer guy, so any type of beer except XXXX Bitter. Best record right now? Really frothing on the new Walkmen record, they never disappoint. Also really vibing Clams Casino’s instrumental mixtapes. He has produced for a lot of rappers we like but when you just hear the tracks themselves you really appreciate what he does, there’s so much detail. One song to guarantee a private car sing-along? ‘Let’s Spend the Night Together’ – Rolling Stones. Childhood crush? When I was like 7 or whatever I used to think the girl from that movie Matilda was alright. Skrillex? Not a fan. Roulette, cards, pokies – red or black? Cards, we actually play a lot of cards when we are in the tour van, it’s a really good and competitive way to pass time. Which band would you die to play for, if not your own? I wouldn’t really want to play in a band that I really like because I would feel weird like I was ruining it.. like Davey Lane. but if i had to choose I would love to wield axes with Keith Richards in The Rolling Stones. Favourite, quirky possession? Wooden chess set my Grandad gave me. Scrunch or fold? Fold. Guilty pleasure? FIFA. There’s a mini, five-band festival at yours, who’s playing? Dune Rats, Gung Ho, Last Dinosaurs, The Rolling Stones and the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders playing ‘Call Me Maybe’. What a party. Tell us one odd thing we don’t know? We heard one of the dudes from New Navy used to be in jail. Two minute noodles, Mac & Cheese or baked beans on toast? Mac & Cheese fo sho, actually eating some Coles Mac & Cheese right now. Worst. Movie. Ever? The Dictator. You and the other half are breaking up, which one record do you fight for? Rubber Soul - The Beatles. It’s Christmas eve – Die Hard or Home Alone? Home Alone, no questions. it has Joe Pesci in it. What’s on your rider? 1 x carton of James Squire, 1x bottle of assorted spirit, food platter, 12 Red Bull, 24 water, carton of juice, assorted soft drink. We’ve got that rider fully 3 times in our career. Needless to say they were great nights. Most diva-like demand? Only boutique beers. Most embarrassing stage moment? Probably a time when a pedal or lead fucked up and it took ages to fix. The world’s ending and Denzel Washington is nowhere in sight – what do you do? Find Jason Statham. Favourite cafe anywhere? Green in Brunswick. Favourite shower croon? I have never shower crooned, I just focus on relaxing in the shower. When I grow up, I want to be….? Hopefully a baller. Song most likely to get you onto the dance floor? ‘Time to get away’ by LCD Soundsystem. Favourite composition of your own? New, unnamed song we’ve made. One apprehension about your album? Delays will make it not come for years. What are you doing after answering these questions? Rehearsing. When your baby, when your baby smiles at you, you go to….. Rio di Janeiro.