This weekend, The Factory will be hosting a good ol’ fashioned Sydney music love in, with the first Old Mate’s Block Party kicking off on Saturday. The event sticks its finger up at the lockdowns, the licensing restrictions and the general bad vibes being shot at local artists in recent times; the block party is all about showcasing just how much talent can thrive and exist regardless and most of all, the band’s want the public to be involved as much as possible!
Ahead of the event, we’re getting to know a bit more about the bands and artists set to perform, the first being the lads of Fox Company…
Tell us who you are and what band you play in?
I’m Paul and I play bass in Fox Company.
How did this group come together and in particular, how did you get involved?
Scouring musicians from across the globe (our guitarist is from NZ…it counts!)
How would you describe your band’s sound?
Good ol’ fashioned Fun Rock / Powerslop
If we were to listen to one song from your band, what should it be?
Give “Dashboard Jesus” a go, or come to the show?
What can we expect from your set at the Old Mate’s Block Party?
A lot of jumps, a lot of rock and most importantly, a good time!
Who are you most excited to see at the festival and why?
Audience members, that way we’ll have a crowd!
What were the highlights for the band in 2015?
Supporting Gay Paris at their album launch and playing Cherry Bar in Melbourne.
What do you have in store for 2016?
A new single and our first ever video clip.
How important are festivals like this to the local scene?
Amazingly important. The Lockhearts and their team are locals, using local acts and artists in a local venue. Fox Company are thrilled to be a part of it and hope this festival has the support of the local community and scene so it continues for years to come.
Who do you think should’ve won the Hottest 100?
Old Mate’s Block Party is being at The Factory (Factory Floor) on Saturday, January 30th. For tickets, head to The Factory’s website – for only $20 (or $25 on the door), you can’t pass up on it!