This morning, Post Modern Karate rocked our airwaves with their pop punk sound. Alex and Shannon caught up with them between their set to get some behind the scenes goss — but mostly laughs — with this weeks local talent.
It started with the must have: tell us a little bit about yourself. They covered the basics by letting us and our listeners know they’re a simple, and clearly humble, pop punk band from Perth, originating right here at the Central Institute of Technology.
Typically, they play with electric guitars and a full drum kit, so Alex asked how they were finding the transition to acoustic for their Yard Sessions set. “Very annoying,” was the immediate answer from their drummer, Liam. Izzy, the lead singer, evened it out by saying that they practiced, so “it’s okay.” As for the guitarists, they simply didn’t care — love it.
“How are you enjoying the set today?” Alex followed up with, but all that came were complaints of the cold, and we honestly cannot blame them. Despite being a sunny day, the chill was in the air on Oxford Street, but it didn’t get to the band who still delivered a killer performance every song.
We then got some more background info for those who aren’t familiar with the student band. Post Modern Karate have been together since the beginning of last year, meaning there’s a strong friendship between them, and Alex’s next question tested that… Who’s the smelliest? An unanimous vote for Liam came straight away.
It was back to a serious focus when they were asked what the future holds in their sights. “Hopefully still playing the music we love,” Liam started, before going on a rather heart-touching tangent about how they still want to be together, playing the venues they love and the songs they do, and Izzy piped in with “it’s all about the music.”
But about those venues… what’s their dream one? Wembley Stadium. With their inspirations being all over the place – Jet, Paramore, Green Day, Breaking Benjamin, says Liam – we can totally see them rocking out there.
Some important questions Boom always asks gave some interesting answers. Who’s the dream musician they want to have a dinner with? Izzy says Kanye West. (First of all, what.) And what about pineapple on pizza… it’s a yes from Post Modern Karate.
You can check ’em out on Facebook for all the latest gigs and details; if you didn’t hear them this morning, you’ll definitely want to watch out for when their next live performance is.