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    Posted on 22 Jul 2016

    8 Things You Need To Know About Brisbane Band Violent Soho

    Brisbane is not hip, btw. Luke and Michael said so.

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    Luke Henery and Michael Richards are one half of Violent Soho. To some music lovers, the Brisbane band is Australia's greatest hope to resurrect rock.

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    But if you ask Luke and Michael rock didn't need saving! BuzzFeed sat down with the fellas at Splendour in the Grass to talk '90s rock, mostly.

    1. Who are you most looking forward to seeing at Splendour?

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    Luke: High Tension

    Michael: The Cure

    Three hours of the Cure coming your way.

    2. What would you be doing if you weren't a musician?

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    Luke: Photographer

    Michael: Art

    Once an artist, always an artist.

    3. Who is your dream collaborator?

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    Luke: <--

    Michael: <--

    The other half of Violent Soho were next door in the Triple J tent. Band love.

    4. What makes for an insane gig?

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    Behave.

    5. What are your top three songs from the '90s?

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    Luke: "Killing In The Name Of"; "Paranoid Android"; "MMMbop"

    Michael: "1979"; "Macarena"; "Gangsta's paradise"Yep, MMMbop.

    They chose a Hanson song. WTF?

    6. What is the best city / venue to perform in?

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    Luke: Mansfield Tavern

    Michael: Lawrence, Kansas

    Brisbane proud vs. "They do good chicken wings".

    7. What album had the biggest influence on you?

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    Luke: Luca Brasi

    Michael: Kid A (Serious Radiohead fan)

    Luca Brasi isn't an album!

    Which band do you wish was on the bill at Splendour?

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    Luke: Algernon Cadwallader

    Michael: Sugar Ray

    In case you're wondering, Algernon Cadwallader was an American band from Philadelphia. "Was". Past tense.

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