OUR NEW RECORD

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NINE BEHIND THE SCENES FACTS FROM THE STIFFYS’ SHOW

1. WE WERE NOT ACTUALLY ENDORSED BY ANY OF THOSE COMPANIES

WE WERE JUST USING OUR TALKSHOW PLATFORM TO GIVE THOSE BRANDS A LEG UP IT’S PART OF OUR AGGRESSIVE MARKETING APPROACH AND ‘FORGIVENESS IS EASIER THAN PERMISSION’ ETHOS WE DEFINITELY DIDN’T RUN ANY OF THIS BY PONCHO.

2. THAT WAS NOT A REAL BERTOCCHI HAM IN THE FIRST EPISODE

THAT WAS ACTUALLY OUR FRIEND MATT FAZIO DRESSED UP IN A HAM COSTUME WE MADE THAT OURSELVES WELL ACTUALLY OUR PRODUCER MATT MADE THAT AND BLAKE FROM THE PEEP TEMPEL WASN’T THAT COMFORTABLE WITH IT



3. WE FILMED A FEW EPISODES ON THE SAME DAY

AND DRINKING A LOT OF PASSION POP ON SET SO THAT’S WHY WE’RE GETTING QUITE SLURRY TOWARDS THE END OF THE SEASON TO BE HONEST WE’RE A BIT SLURRY FROM EPISODE TWO YOU CAN SEE IT IN OUR INTERVIEW WITH MP FIONA PATTEN SHE WAS PRETTY FINE WITH IT.

4. EPISODE FOUR CAPTURES THE FIRST TIME ADAM HAD EVER DRUNK VODKA BEFORE
IT WAS A BIT OF SHOCK TO HIS SYSTEM HE HAS NOT DRUNK IT AGAIN SINCE THEN

5. DESPITE OUR CORDIAL RELATIONSHIP ON SCREEN THERE WAS ACTUALLY A BIT OF TENSION BETWEEN US AND THE WRITING STAFF

I THINK THEY WERE A BIT UNPROFESSIONAL TO BE HONEST THEY DIDN’T SEEM TO HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH ROCK AND ROLL MUSICIANS AND THE DRINKS WE NEED AS PART OF OUR PROCESS

6. WE’D ACTUALLY HAD A LOT OF DRINKS BEFORE FILMING THE HOUSE BAND SCENES
ALTHOUGH YOU WOULDN’T KNOW IT FROM OUR PITCH PERFECT PERFORMANCE WE’D BEEN HANGING OUT AT THE BIRMINGHAM HOTEL WAITING FOR THE CROWD TO SHOW UP BUT DIDN’T REALISE THEY ALL AROUND US AND WAITING FOR US TO LEAVE



7. OUR WRITING TEAM IS AN ALL-STAR CAST

IT INCLUDES OUR GUITARIST DEV

DAN HAWKINS FROM TWIN BEASTS

DALE BARTLETT FROM MIGHTIEST OF GUNS

KATE DEHNERT THE FAMOUS COMEDIAN

AND OUR HEAD WRITER JIM YOUNG WHO IS A GREAT COMEDY GUY

JAMES FITZPATRICK WASN’T ON THE WRITING TEAM BUT YOU CAN SEE HIM IN ALL OF THE BAND SHOTS MIXING ALL THE SOUND

8. PONCHO HAD TO PAY A HUGE DRY CLEANING BILL AFTER WE WERE DONE

MAINLY BECAUSE OF THE DRINKS ADAM’S SCIENCE EXPERIMENT ADAM’S COOKING SEGMENT AND ADAM VOMITING EVERYWHERE



9. GAZ OUR MAN ON THE GROUND IS A TRUE PROFESSIONAL

WHILE MANY PEOPLE KNOW GAZ FROM HIS CULT GOON BASED ROCK AND ROLL BAND KEGGIN HE’S ACTUALLY THE BEST MAN ON THE GROUND IN THE BUSINESS AND A VERY TOUGH NEGOTIATOR.

8. PONCHO APPROACHED US ABOUT THIS TALKSHOW OFF THE BACK OF OUR POKEMON GO VIDEO GOING VIRAL
WE MAY HAVE LED THEM TO BELIEVE THAT ALL OF OUR VIDEOS ARE THAT SUCCESSFUL

9. COLD CALLING BIG NAME GUESTS THROUGH TWITTER IS NOT VERY EFFECTIVE
BUT LUCKILY PONCHO WERE ABLE TO LAND SOME GREAT GUESTS INDEPENDENT OF OUR EFFORTS

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ART ROCK TWO TOUR

HI EVERYBODY IT’S YOUR BOYS THE STIFFYS HERE GUESS WHAT YOU’RE MAD AND I’M NOT HAHAHAHA GREAT JOKES EVERYBODY BUT SERIOUSLY GET READY FOR OUR NEW TOUR AND NEW RECORD AND NEW SONG AND NEW EVERYTHING

YOU CAN BUY TICKETS HERE

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WE’VE DECIDED TO GO FULL ART ROCK – NO MORE SINGING ABOUT STIFFIES, NO MORE SINGING ABOUT COOLBOY STUFF LIKE SKATEBOARDING, JUST BOUNDARY PUSHING ART. FOR US THAT OBVIOUSLY MEANS EXPLORING THE THIRD DIMENSION

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WE CAN’T WAIT FOR EVERYONE TO HEAR OUR NEW SONGS, IT’S THE FIRST TIME WE’VE RECORDED AS A THREE PIECE AND ALSO THE FIRST TIME WE WEREN’T ALLOWED TO BRING DRINKS INTO THE STUDIO AND YOU CAN REALLY HEAR THE DIFFERENCE

IT’S BEEN A REAL TIME OF REFLECTION FOR US I BROKE MY ARM IN A SKATEBOARDING ACCIDENT

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WE TRIED TO KEEP PLAYING DJ SHOWS BUT THEN I POURED WHITE WINE INTO MY LAPTOP

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SO YEAH IT’S BEEN A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR REFLECTION ABOUT WHAT WE’RE DOING AND ALSO THE THIRD DIMENSION

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM YOUR BOYS

WE’RE PLAYING A THREE MORE SHOWS BEFORE CHRISTMAS THEN WE’RE GOING TO ENJOY SOME DRINKS AND MAKE SOME VIDEOS AND ANNOUNCE SOME MORE SHOWS AND WRITE MORE HITS

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WAS PART OF THE STIFFYS THIS YEAR ESPECIALLY YOU

GREAT JOB EVERYBODY NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS

ART ROCK ONE RECORD AND TOUR

GUESS WHAT EVERYBODY OUR NEW RECORD COMES OUT TODAY AND WE’RE GOING TO CELEBRATE BY DOING A ROCK AND ROLL TOUR AND WE’RE BRINGING A GUITARIST HE’S THE COOLEST GUY WE KNOW

BUY TICKETS HERE THEY ARE SELLING FAST

FRIDAY 11 SEP: RICS BIG BACKYARD FESTIVAL – BRISBANE (QLD)

SATURDAY 12 SEP: THE BEARDED LADY – BRISBANE (QLD)

FRIDAY 18 SEP 18: THE LOFT – WARNAMBOOL

SATURDAY 19 SEP: THE EXETER BEERGARDEN – ADELAIDE (SA)

THURSDAY 24 SEP: PHOENIX BAR – CANBERRA (ACT)

FRIDAY 25 SEP: BRIGHTON UP BAR – SYDNEY (NSW)

SATURDAY 26 SEP: SURRY HILLS FESTIVAL – SYDNEY

SATURDAY 26 SEP: LASS O’GOWRIE – NEWCASTLE (NSW)

THURSDAY 1 OCT: THE TOTE – MELBOURNE (VIC)

SATURDAY 17 OCT: BARWON CLUB – THE MANE EVENT FESTIVAL – GEELONG (VIC)

HHHAPPY ARE PRESENTING THE TOUR WE MADE A VIDEO TO SAY THANKS

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TOUR DIARY – NEWCASTLE

THESE TOUR DIARIES WERE ORGINALLY PUBLISHED BY THE MUSIC DOT COM

WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL – NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY

WE WERE LATE TO THE AIRPORT AGAIN AND RESUMED OUR CAT AND MOUSE GAME WITH THE PRIORITY LOUNGE WHERE THEY HIDE ALL THE DRINKS

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THEY WERE ALL LIKE DO YOU GUYS HAVE A MEMBERSHIP CARD

AND WE WERE ALL LIKE YES

AND THEN THEY WERE ALL LIKE NO YOU DON’T

AND THEN WE WERE ALL LIKE YES WE DO

AND THEN THEY WERE ALL LIKE: NO THEY’RE JUST TAZOS

AND THEN WERE ALL LIKE: NO THEY AREN’T

AND THEN THEY WERE ALL LIKE ALRIGHT GUYS YOU CAN COME IN BUT SERIOUSLY THIS IS THE LAST TIME

AND THEN WE WERE ALL LIKE HAHAHAHA OK SURE SEE YOU NEXT WEEK EVERYBODY

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TOUR DIARY – DARWIN

THESE TOUR DIARIES WERE ORGINALLY PUBLISHED BY THE MUSIC DOT COM

FRIDAY 10 APRIL – DARWIN

TO BE HONEST IT WAS A PRETTY ROUGH MORNING AND IT DIDN’T HELP THAT THEY REFUSED TO SERVE US ANY DRINKS ON THE FLIGHT

GREAT JOB ON YOUR PLANE VIDEOS EVERYBODY #THESTIFFYS

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WE WERE SO EXCITED TO PLAY IN DARWIN FOR THE FIRST TIME SO WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME PREPARING OURSELVES MENTALLY

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TOUR DIARY – WOLLONGONG

WE WROTE SOME TOUR DIARIES FOR THE MUSIC DOT COM AND THOUGHT WE’D SHARE THE DIRECTOR’S CUT WITH YOU UNFORTUNATELY WE COMPLETELY FORGOT TO DOCUMENT BALLARAT  TRARALGON GEELONG MELBOURNE LAUNCESTON OR ADELAIDE YOU KNOW WHAT WITH ALL THE DRINKS BUT WE REMEMBERED BY WOLLONGONG GREAT JOB EVERYBODY

THURSDAY 9 APRIL – WOLLONGONG

WE STARTED THE DAY BY NEARLY MISSING OUR FLIGHT WE MISS A LOT OF FLIGHTS

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THE BEARDS PICKED US UP IN THEIR TOUR VAN AND WE ALL DID GREAT JOKES TOGETHER ON THE WAY TO WOLLONGONG FOR OUR SHOW AT THE UNI BAR

THE BEARDS’ STAGE TECH WORKED OUT THAT MY AMP WAS COMPLETELY BLOWN UP AND THAT HE’D NEVER SEEN DAMAGE THAT BAD AND THAT IT WAS ALMOST LIKE SOMEONE HAD POURED A WHOLE BOTTLE OF PASSION POP IN THERE SO WE GOT OUT OF THE WAY WHILE HE FIXED IT

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WE FIND THE BEST THING TO DO IN THESE SITUATIONS IS TO STAY OUT OF THE WAY

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NEW SINGLE NEW TOUR NEW VIDEOS NEW LOOK

IT’S ALL GO GO GO EVERYBODY WE’RE SO BUSY WE BARELY HAVE TIME TO KISS ALL THE GIRLS ANYMORE HAHAHA JUST KIDDING LADIES THAT WAS A FUNNY JOKE

NEW SONG

“Kick Another Flip is The Knack meets Josh Homme at Piedmontes, they size each other, skate to the bowl, smoke one and kick out the hams.” – Mikey Cahill, Herald Sun.

NEW TOUR

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NEW VIDEOS

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=jvMvrllk7aQ

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THE STIFFYS PHONE ADVICE HOTLINE

WELCOME TO THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF THE STIFFYS’ PHONE ADVICE HOTLINE THIS WEEK WE ARE FEATURING

JOSEPH FROM WARRNAMBOOL

WEDNESDAY 1 OCTOBER TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN

HI JOSEPH IT’S THE STIFFYS HERE THANKS FOR YOUR GREAT QUESTION I’VE NEVER SEEN MACARONI WITHOUT CHEESE YOU SEE OTHER PASTAS WITHOUT CHEESE ALL THE TIME BUT NOT MACARONI APART FROM ONE TIME WE RAN OUT CHEESE AND EVERYTHING ELSE AND PUT CHAMPAGNE ON OUR MACARONI AND TASTED NOT THAT GREAT BUT WE HAD THE BEST TIME SO YEAH PUT CHEESE OR CHAMPAGNE ON IT AND ALWAYS CHASE YOUR DREAMS

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DOING A DEMO

HI EVERYBODY IT’S ADAM FROM THE STIFFYS HERE WE DID THIS THING CALLED DEMOS ON THE WEEKEND THAT’S BASICALLY WHERE YOU FIND A TAPE DECK AND PRESS RECORD AND PLAY AT THE SAME TIME AND THEN PLAY YOUR SONGS AND SEND THE CASSETTE TO YOUR MANAGER AND GET THEM TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT WE HAD THE BEST TIME WE RECORDED LIKE TWENTY CASSETTES WORTH OF MUSIC ON BOTH SIDES OF THE TAPE WE WENT AND HAD A COUPLE OF DRINKS AND FORGOT TO STOP RECORDING FOR MOST OF IT BUT I STILL THINK WE DID A GREAT JOB PS I BURIED JASON’S BASKETBALL CARDS IN THE BACKYARD HE’LL NEVER FIND THEM THERE

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WELCOME TO THE INTERNET

WELCOME TO THE INTERNET EVERYBODY IT’S YOUR BOYS THE STIFFYS HERE WE’VE GOT A WEBSITE NOW IT’S BASICALLY THE SAME AS OUR FACEBOOK PAGE EXCEPT IT’S GOT A DIFFERENT COLOUR SCHEME AND YOU CAN’T LIKE POSTS AND THE COMMENTS ARE LESS PROMINENT AND IT’S NOT AS EASY TO INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER

ANYWAY YEAH IT’S GOING TO BE SO GREAT WE’RE GOING TO START WRITING BLOGS AND SOME MORE THOUGHT PROVOKING PIECES PROBABLY ONE A MONTH I’D SAY WE’RE PRETTY MUCH HARD HITTING NEWS REPORTERS NOW I CAN’T WAIT GREAT JOB EVERYBODY ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT PLEASE RT

ALSO DON’T FORGET TO VISIT OUT FACEBOOK PAGE AND REMEMBER THAT THE YOUTH ARE OUR FUTURE

PS IT’S YOUR BOY JASON FROM THE STIFFYS HERE HAS ANYONE SEEN ADAM WE WERE HAVING ALL THESE DRINKS AT THE NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB LAST NIGHT AFTER OUR SHOW WITH THE GOOD CHINA AND HE KEPT TRYING TO EXPLAIN THINGS TO PEOPLE BUT THEY WERE ALL LIKE YEAH I KNOW AND THEN HE WAS ALL LIKE NO LISTEN YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO ME I LOVE YOU MAN I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MAN AND THEY WERE ALL LIKE YOU GUYS SHOULD PROBABLY GO HOME AND THEN WE WERE ALL LIKE WHERE AM I SINCE WHEN DID THEY HAVE A FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SECTION AT THE NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB WHERE ARE ALL OUR FRIENDS WHERE DID ADAM GO