March 8th, 2012 | By
Brisbane friends Last Dinosaurs have just released their debut album In a Million Years, filled with seriously danceable tracks including the incredibly infectious single ‘Zoom’. They’ll be heading right around the country in April in support of the album, no doubt playing at a venue near you. Their Brisbane and Melbourne shows have already sold out though, so make sure you head to their Facebook page to get tix quick sticks.
Sam Gethin-Jones took time out from strumming his bass and stroking his cat to spend 3 minutes and 52 seconds with us.
Who? Sam Gethin-Jones. What do you do? Play Bass in Last Dinosaurs… and care for an enormous cat that is currently sitting on my lap. City you call home? Brisbane. The best thing about being you right now? I’m stoked at the position we are in right now, we’ve just released our album and are about to head out on a big national tour with some great friends (millions and Gung Ho). We’re going to be heading to the UK and Europe for the first time ever in May for three months… I’m just extremely excited! Tea or coffee? I’m a veteran water drinker… not big on tea or coffee. Life changing record? D’angelo: Voodoo. Dream collaboration? Would love to even just sit in on a song writing session with Phoenix… see how they go about crafting such amazing pop gems… watching a documentary they made the process sound almost mathematical! If not playing a gig where can we find you? In bed, watching Seinfeld. I’m buying drinks, what’s your poison? Bundaberg Rum… and I speak for 3/4′s of our band there! We’re good little Queenslanders! Best record right now? Drake: Take Care One song to guarantee a private car sing-along? Mario: ‘Let Me Love You’. Childhood crush? Olsen Twins. Skrillex? Not for me, thanks for the offer though. Roulette, cards, pokies – red or black? Split my chips evenly half on each… I like those odds! Which band would you die to play for, if not your own? I played drums with Gung Ho when they supported Whitest Boy Alive at the Tivoli… it was the best gig I’ve seen in ages, so I’ll say Whitest Boy Alive. Favourite, quirky possession? A little frog toy that my best friend got me when she came back from Japan… I’m a sentimental kinda guy. Scrunch or fold? fold… heaps civilized. Guilty pleasure? Watching YouTube videos of kids hurting themselves and adorable cat/dog videos. There’s a mini, five-band festival at yours, who’s playing? Anthony Hamilton, Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, Outkast and D’angelo… can you imagine… CAN YOU IMAGINE?!? Tell us one odd thing we don’t know? Old people fucking love me… oh and did you know Oprah has six toes on her left foot? Worst. Movie. Ever? Ghost Rider… it was so bad that my friend bought it for me on DVD for my 21st to honor the time we witnessed the worst movie of all time together! You and the other half are breaking up, which one record do you fight for? Twin Shadow: Forget. It’s Christmas Eve – Die Hard or Home Alone? The Office (Christmas Special) is what you’ll be watching at my house come December 24! What’s on your rider? Pretty standard requests… spirits, beer, sandwiches, hookers, fruit… you know… the usual. Most diva-like demand? People can’t look me in the eye before a gig and I am to be referred to as “The Jackhammer”. Most embarrassing stage moment? My bass pedals kept cutting out at our show in Brisbane [at Oh Hello], was pretty devastating! The world’s ending and Denzel Washington is nowhere in sight – what do you do? Find Jeremy Lin… he seems to be the hero at the moment! Favourite cafe anywhere? Bean Temple… It’s this cafe in Sydney near where Big Jesus Burger used to be, we’d go there every morning when we were recording our album to get bacon and egg wraps… so amazing. Favourite shower croon? ‘Me And Mrs. Jones’. When I grow up, I want to be….? When I grow up I assume I’ll want to be young… those young bastards with their hip hop and their music television. Song most likely to get you onto the dance floor? Phoenix: ‘Lizstomania’. Favourite composition of your own? Repair… it’s the last track on In A Million Years, we wrote it a few days before we began recording the album and it came together extremely natural. What are you doing after answering these questions? Sitting down to watch the Waratahs play the Melbourne Rebels… just warming myself up for the Red’s game tomorrow night! When your baby, when your baby smiles at you, you go to….. the nearest possible exit… babies are too loud!