Interview: Questions with Spencer Dunham from Allah-Las

Monday, April 17, 2017

Before Allah-Las hit Australia for the first time, we got to ask Spencer Dunham from the band about touring with locals faves the Babe Rainbow in the US, what he can't wait to do in Australia and 

You released ‘Hereafter’ a few months ago. The track is an alternative take of ‘Autumn Dawn’. Why did you decide to do this?
We had some tracks that we chose not to put on the record and we decided to put them out as b-sides on a couple 7”s   


You’re playing 3 shows in Melbourne, which is incredible! How excited are you about coming to Australia?
We're really excited, we've been wanting to get to play in Australia for years and we're happy it's finally happening.

Because it’s your first trip to Australia, is there anything you’re looking forward to doing? You currently have The Babe Rainbow supporting you on tour in the US. What has it been like having them on tour with you?  
Yeah, the Babes in the Rainbows are gonna teach us a how to build spiral gardens in Byron bay and hopefully we're going to surf with some sharks.     

Have the given you any tips on what to expect when you come here?   
"Egg-nition-er" = Air conditioner   

What’s your favourite song to play live?   
Sometimes people really get a hoot when we play instrumentals which is especially satisfying because it says a little about the universality of music.     

You’re playing Coachella soon, which is exciting. You played the festival a few years ago, how do you think this year will be different?
It's very possible Lady Gaga will be on stage with us, or us on stage with her.    

What’s the plan when you finish up the shows?   
We're going to Bali to taste the rainbow.

Are you going to rest up or record more?  
We have quite a bit more touring planned for this year but we're always working on new jammers. Expect new recordings late this year and more next year. 

You can catch Allah-Las at the below dates:
12th May - The Zoo, Brisbane
13th May - The Northern, Byron Bay
14th May - Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
17th May - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney *Sold Out*
18th May - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney 
19th May - The Curtin, Melbourne *Sold Out*
20th May - The Curtin, Melbourne (afternoon show)
20th May - The Curtin, Melbourne *Sold Out*