Quit Your Day Job
Interview by Nathan Westley,
Quit Your Dayjob are one of those little known bands who more people should get to hear, they've just released a self titled mini-album in the UK on Bad Taste records, though it has been available though out Europe since last summer. I managed to catch up with them for a quick chat after they had finished their gig at The Freebutt in Brighton, their only gig outside of London on this whistle stop tour.
Your Dayjob are:
bands QYDJ don't have a conventional bass player and instead purely
use the Synth to play bass lines, there's only one other band I can
think of who also does this and that is The Dandy Warhol's.
a small country, has always had a great tradition of making good pop
bands, this goes back from Abba to The Wannadies, The Cardigans to current
bands like The Hives, The Soundtrack of Our Lives and Sahara Hotnights.
I remember reading a review of the band Mondo Generator, in which someone, I can't remember who nor where it appeared exactly, said they made "stupid music made by clever people for clever people". This quote could also be fitting for QYDJ, unsurprisingly there not offended by this as Jonass explains "We have no problem with people calling it stupid music, stupid in a good way, to just let go". It's refreshing to both meet, hear and see a band who have this viewpoint, a band who don't take themselves too seriously, who stand out from every identikit band being churned out by most record labels. A band who wants to have fun and who brings a smile to people's faces, they want the audience to have a good time and enjoy themselves.
The European tour is with Danko Jones, after that it's another tour with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, than another UK tour as well as numerous festival appearances thoughout Europe. There's also the release of their debut album later in the year, recording for this is due to take place in April with a release date pencilled in for August.
By Nathan Westley