[interview] Satanic Dagga Orgy – Rocking Punk Acoustics this Sunday

[interview] Satanic Dagga Orgy - Rocking Punk Acoustics this Sunday

Event Info: Punk Acoustics

Date: Sunday, 5 May 2019
Venue: Voortrekker Monument, PTA
Entrance: R150 online at http://www.parkacoustics.co.za, R175 at the gate.
(Free for children under the age of 6, R15 per vehicle at entrance of nature reserve.)
Time: Gates open 10AM – 18h30PM
Line-Up: Punk Acoustics presents Sublime Tribute Show, Fuzigish & more!
Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/2UBHRbX


Interview: Satanic Dagga Orgy

[interview] Satanic Dagga Orgy - Rocking Punk Acoustics this Sunday

MA: Hello gents, how is everyone doing today? Its rad to be chatting to you guys.

Thanks – We got back from Cape Town at like midnight last night so everyone is running on a mixture of old booze, lack of sleep and pure willpower

MA: Let’s start with a quick 101 on who Satanic Dagga Orgy are? Where in SA are you from and how did you get started in the music scene?

Some say we popped into being when someone planted some really old dagga seeds at Oppikoppi and then forgot about them – like the magic weed-stalk.

We’ve all been around the music scene for a couple of years – playing in bands like The Death Valley Blues Band, Carniwhores, Autumn Sun and Jet Black Camaro – we got together as Satanic Dagga Orgy because we love making party music, and we refuse to take ourselves too seriously.

MA: What are some of the band’s musical influences?

Punk, country, pop, ska, and folk are probably the biggest influences. Bands and artists like Fuzigish, The Shabs, Frank Turner, Green Day, Blink-182, Bruce Springsteen and so on

MA: Interesting choice of band name. Is there an interesting story behind the name?

We chose 3 things that would scare baby boomers the most – the devil, the devil’s lettuce, and the beast with more than 2 backs.

Steve Hofmeyr came to us in a dream and said that if we called ourselves this, he’d stop being such a twat. We kept our side of the promise, we’re still waiting on Steve.

MA: What have been some of the major highlights in your musical career thus far?

We’ve been lucky enough to play 3 Oppikoppis, and the shows on the James Philips and Top Bar stages are memories we will treasure forever. We had a national tour in 2017, opened for Teenage Bottlerockets earlier this month, and we just recently supported The Shabs on their new album launch. Also, getting our music played by Prof Lee Burger and his team on the Rising Star expedition which is seeking to find more hominid fossils like Homo Naledi. There was also that time we almost got shut down by the NG Kerk in Bloem, on a Monday.

MA: What are your thoughts of our local music scene at the moment?

We’re optimists, so we always find the best in the situation we find ourselves in. That being said, the scene is alive and kicking – maybe not as well as it’s been in the past, but it’s fighting hard. Maybe if people realised how small our scene is, stopped taking themselves so seriously, and realised it’s about the show and the songs, not ‘art’ or ‘the message’ then we’d have more people at the jols. More party, less arty.

MA: Any acts/bands/artists that you think need a special mention?

In Cape Town, we played with the Swatting Bats and The Shabs, both killer bands who we love. Weed Dealer is a new supergroup from across the country that are going to do great things. Joy Club Cassidy Cassidy is the great hope for pop punk in our opinion, and Slippery When Wet is about to reach their final form and take the world by storm. There are more, across all genres, but these dudes are front of mind at the moment

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MA: You will be playing at a Park Acoustics on the 5th May…. Are you excited for the gig? What can we expect from your set?

We’re fucking amped! We love playing Punk/Park acoustics and the lineup is INSANE! Slashdogs and Fuzi are 2 bands we idolise, and its always an honour to be on a lineup with them. We’re hoping to be playing a few new songs, but mainly bringing our usual band of folky tomfoolery

MA: Anything else you currently working on that we may be interested in?

There’s a new single and album in the works for the next couple months, and then we’ve decided to drop our album plans and focus on EPs for the time being. We’ve got like 20 new songs and we’re dying to get them into  your ear holes

MA: Where can people follow you on Social Media?

We’re on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, everywhere – you just need to search Satanic Dagga Orgy

@sdorgymusic or @sdomusic is our handle unless the lack of sleep is getting to me

MA: Thanks for your time.

No no, thank you!

 

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