Interview with The Dykeness, before they go on stage at Female Masculinity Appreciation Society, 10th October. They played Bar Wotever earlier this year and was an instant hit. This is what we said, wrote about them then, here are their answers to some of our questions……
How and when did you all meet and decide to become a band?
Thrustin’ Hawkins: My gift to the universe is music. And we’re just a band of really nice guys, making music about what it’s like to be a guy, with other guys. But not in a gay way.
Johnny B. Wood: I needed a strong male role model so I don’t grow up into an independent breadwinner like my mom. So I started following Thrustin’ around.
Thrustin’ Hawkins: I couldn’t get him to leave.
Billy Bob Big Johnson Johnson: My folks came up from the South of Space during the great Uranium Rush of 3025, and while I was passed out at a drive-by on Mars these guys picked me up in their spaceship and got me to play this here bass machine.
Dyck Van Dick: I think it’s important that music has a social cause. As your Earth Lord Kanye West bravely said, ‘Pop a wheelie on the Zeitgeist, I’m gonna start a new movement.’
Thrustin’ Hawkins : We don’t know what a Zeitgeist is, but it sounds like some bullshit a woman would say, so we are here to obstruct it. With a wheel.
Why do you play the music you play?
Thrustin Hawkins : We know how hard it is to be a dude here on planet earth, so we’re making it real clear that we also have Very Deep Feelings, About Stuff, and that’s why we make the music we do.
Johnny B. Wood: We wear our fedoras so the Hot Earth Chicks know we’re nice guys.
Dyck Van Dyck: Our new album is an autumnal, mellow meditation on love, life, and getting laid.
Billy Bob Big Johnson: High five !
Thrustin’ Hawkins: Yes ! So, to answer your question – we met, all wearing these fedoras here that are the intergalactic driving symbol for ‘Approaching Nice Guy!’, and we are here to give you Hot Earth Chicks some hot, pumping, glam rock ‘n roll!
What do you do in your spare time, ie when not on stage?
Johnny B Wood : Let’s just say it involves Hot Earth Babes.
Thrustin Hawkins: Johnny, you haven’t met any Hot Earth Babes.
Johnny : Let’s just say it involves Hot Earth Babes, that I haven’t met yet.
Billy Bob: Loving the ladies.
Dyck Van Dick: Mostly I read Kierkegaard.
Thrustin’ Hawkins: Well life is a stage. When I’m not stage, I pretend I’m on stage. That’s why I’ve converted my bathroom into a live-streamed television channel.
Do you have a message to your fans planning on coming to see you at FMAS 10 oct?
Dyck Van Dick: Be excellent to each other and party on dudes.
Billy Bob Big Johnsson Johnsson: The North of Space is too gentrified. Don’t park on an asteroid if you see a Space Waitrose.
Johhny: Mom, will you pick me up at half past nine?
Thrustin’ Hawkins: Look, we’re just regular guys, and what see is what you get. And what you get is what you see, and what you’re gonna see, is what you’re gonna get, with a coating of spandex and glitter, and we have a special discount for Hot Earth Chicks: You get a free lascivious stare with every entrance. Rock and rooooooooll!
Dyck Van Dick: Thrustin’, put the microphone down.
See them, believe them and Welcome to FMAS #09 which also include a Live PA from Stelar Rey and DJ Jo Bunny & Hug the DJ.
10th Oct, 8pm-1am, RVT, £8, in adv tickets £6 Here
ps, one of the boys is celebrating their birthday this evening and this is what they want, help if you can. ‘To get their sextoy of choice for their birthday – Ray need to raise £80!https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-need-80-quid-for-a-massive-and-important-cause ‘